Elmo wants the Modem Monitor icon on the Panel
olafra at gmail.com
Tue Jan 24 06:08:16 UTC 2006
You go to Properties->User Privileges and it's Using Modem in
The group is called dialout if you want to know and /dev/ttyS* is
in that group
2006/1/24, alex <radsky at ncia.net>:
> Olafur Arason wrote:
> >Try going to System->Administration->User and Groups
> >And adding that user to the Access Modem groups.
> There doesn't seem anything like a 'Access Modem' group
> although one user can use the Panel icon to access the
> If 'pon' and 'poff' work for both users, it would seem
> that either user is able to access a modem but I can't
> find any indication of this in the 'User and Groups' listings
> >Olafur Arason
> >2006/1/23, alex <radsky at ncia.net>:
> >>I recently added another user (Elmo) and would like to give him some of
> >>the privileges of the first user, in this instance, a means of
> >>accessing internet by clicking a 'Modem Monitor' icon on the Panel.
> >>The first thing I did after adding the second user was run
> >>'pppconfigure' to give Elmo internet privileges. Elmo was then able to
> >>access internet with the 'pon' command.
> >>There was no problem for the first user; all he had to do was right
> >>click the panel and and select 'add to panel' then select the 'Modem
> >>Monitor' icon in 'System and Hardware' and the icon appeared on the
> >>Panel. (He also found that the icon could simply be dragged to the Panel.)
> >>The second user (Elmo) can drag the 'Modem Monitor' icon from 'System
> >>and Hardware' but it won't drop onto the Panel or any other place.
> >>The 'add to panel' option doesn't work either. Strangely, Elmo can
> >>place other 'System and Hardware' icons on the panel, just not the
> >>'Modem Monitor'. It almost seems that 'Modem Monitor' can be used by
> >>only one user.
> >>However, Elmo can access internet with the 'pon' command and conduct
> >>email and web business. It's just that he can't use the 'Modem Monitor'
> >>icon that's available in the 'Add to Panel' menu.
> >>Elmo would like to have the 'Modem Monitor' to access internet...what
> >>does he have to do?
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