Sync problems

Tom Wesley tawesley at
Sat May 18 08:19:05 EDT 2002

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On Saturday 18 May 2002 01:37, Gwen Patton wrote:
> Jeff Vian wrote:
> > I am running RedHat 7.2, with the included jpilot 0.99
> > I am just trying to get started, and as yet am unable to get my Palm
> > Pilot V to sync.
> Check your permissions on the /dev/ttyS0 device.  Make sure your user
> has the rights to read and write to that device.  When you
> upgraded/installed RH 7.2, it does NOT assume any user other than root
> to have rwx rights on serial ports.  This will come up as a -10 error in
> jpilot, and a "Permission Denied" error using the pilot-link tools, and
> in the console window immediately after hitting "sync" or "backup" if
> you ran jpilot from a TTY console instead of from a menu button.
> I just ran into this error myself about a week ago.  If you chmod your
> /dev/ttyS0 device to the appropriate permissions, it should solve the
> problem. The appropriate level will have to be determined by the
> potential multiuser exposure of your machine...if you make it ugo+rwx,
> it will be usable by ANYBODY, and you don't necessarily want that on a
> machine others can at.  Some have suggested setting up your login to
> automatically set the permissions when you log in and unset them when
> you log out, things like that.  YMMV.
> --- Gwen

Note that you would probably be better adding the users that need permissions 
to the relevant group.

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