[chirp_users] Not always DIALOUT

David Ranch chirp at trinnet.net
Fri Oct 28 09:33:56 PDT 2016


I imagine your setup is going to be a bit of a hybrid but it's strange 
that if you're running Xubuntu, it's not using the usual "dialout" 
group.  A long time ago, it was the "uucp" or "cu" groups to get you 
serial access.

--David


On 10/28/2016 08:20 AM, Nigel A. Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF wrote:
> I think it's Xubuntu 16.04 but it's running as a CHROOT on top of Chrome OS using Chrome's kernel for hardware access.
> Installed using the Crouton scripts.
> I haven't yet looked at FLDIGI with my Navigator interface to see which groups it's 6 USB ports fall into.
>
>
>> On 28 October 2016 at 10:43 Ryan Tourge <ryan.tourge at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Good point. dialout was the defacto standard for so long that us long term
>> *NX people still go by it. It's like saying I'm going to tape something on
>> my DVR. I guess now that modems and serial interfaces are legacy items on
>> most computers it would make sense for the newer distros to make them
>> separate. I'm actually glad you made this post. I have a script I use to
>> install the FLdigi suite and other apps on new computers and I didn't
>> include adding the user to required group.
>>
>> Can I ask which distro you are using?
>>
>> Ryan, N2YQT
>>
>> On Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 10:04 AM, Nigel A. Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF <nigel at ngunn.net
>>> wrote:
>>> We keep insisting that Linux (and possibly Mac) users add themselves to
>>> the "dialout" group.
>>>
>>> Didn't work for me. My system allocates /div/ttyUSBx to the "serial" group
>>> so if you cannot access your USB/serial
>>> ports, check permissions for the /dev/ttyUSBx device to see which group
>>> it's a member of.
>>>
>>> de Nigel W8IFF/G8IFF

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