Serial Port Problems
David M. Carney
carney1979 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 19 20:27:32 UTC 2005
I'm trying to use a Windows program with Wine that needs the serial port
(/dev/ttyS0 or maybe /dev/ttyS1). The program interfaces with my ham
radio and is used to do many things, such as set the operating
The program calls the ports Com 1, Com 2, etc.
I hate to admit it, but I have another drive with WinXP on it. I have
also installed this program on the WinXP drive and it works perfectly.
I have tried to set it up using Linux/Wine using the exact same setup
parameters as my WinXP install but it won't work. The permissions
on /dev/ttyS0 and /dev/ttyS1 are 660. Both, of course, are owned by root
and the group is dialout. I am a member of this group and there are no
modems in or attached to this computer.
I tried (as a temporary experiment) opening up the permissions
completely on these ports but they seem to change right back to 660.
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