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I need to run a program that communicates with the serial ports. It runs fine as root, but as user it tells me I need to add group uucp to ...
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- 07-24-2004 #1
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I need to run a program that communicates with the serial ports. It runs fine as root, but as user it tells me I need to add group uucp to my group. So I go to MCC (Mandrake 10.0) and add uucp to jeremy. I get the same error, and when I use the groups command, it doesn't return uucp, just jeremy. In the /etc/group file, I have jeremy:uucp, but I'm not even listed in the /etc/gshadow file as a group at all! I also tried to edit those files using vigr with the same results.
What am I doing wrong?
JeremyRegistered Linux user #346571
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- 07-25-2004 #2
You need to add the group if it's not already a valid group. Then you need to log in again after you add yourself to the group."Time is an illusion. Lunchtime, doubly so."
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