[CentOS] Re: And now onto the palm pilot with Kpilot [SOLVED]

Fri Aug 5 13:06:51 UTC 2005
Matt Hyclak <hyclak at math.ohiou.edu>

On Fri, Aug 05, 2005 at 09:52:56PM +0900, Dave Gutteridge enlightened us:
> >when you have pushed the sync button on the cradle...
> >ls -l /dev/ttyUSB* /dev/pilot
> >see if they exist and who owns them
> >
> Thank you for the instructions.
> This is what I get from the ls command you suggested:
> [root at localhost dave]# ls -l /dev/ttyUSB* /dev/pilot
> lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root      7 Aug  5 21:47 /dev/pilot -> ttyUSB1
> crw-rw----  1 root uucp 188, 0 Aug  5 21:47 /dev/ttyUSB0
> crw-------  1 dave uucp 188, 1 Aug  5 21:47 /dev/ttyUSB1
> Does this mean that root owns them, but that they are accessible by anyone.

Almost. The symbolic link is accessible by any, however the file it points
to is what determines the permissions needed to access the file.

ttyUSB0 is readable and writeable by root, and is readable and writeable by
the uucp group.

ttyUSB1 is readable and writeable by dave

> And then...
> Hey! It works! Wow... I totally expected to run Kpilot to get some other 
> error or something... but it works. As I write this my palm device is 
> being backed up to the computer.

That's because your user has permission to access it now :-)

> Sweet!!
> Thanks everyone for helping me get this running. I'm now just one step 
> away from the perfect operating system.

If you have problems, you know where to find us ;-)


Matt Hyclak
Department of Mathematics 
Department of Social Work
Ohio University
(740) 593-1263
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