View Full Version : An easy question to answer about permissions

25th October 2007, 03:17 PM
Hi all,

Could somebody please help me figure this out. On a previous install of this program I did it as root so I didn't have an issue. After a system crash and no backups (I know I know) I've decided to do it 'right' and not use root for everything. I've created a new user on the box and need to figure out the permissions on the two items listed below:

You need to make sure you have permisson to access the serial port and
under Linux the /var/lock directory. To allow access to the serial port, add
the user that will be running DigiTemp to the uucp group (or whatever group
owns the serial port device). To allow access to the lock directory add the
same user to the lock group.

I'm using Fedora Core 6 in the graphic mode. Would somebody be so kind as to step me through the steps necessary to make the changes I need to make? Thank you.

I see were the user/groups 'program' is located but things are grayed out. I suspect the changes that need to be made will have to be done as root (this isn't a problem).


25th October 2007, 03:19 PM
Please don't double-post