[Ping sktsee] Re: Agere WinModem 56k on Thinkpad - Working!

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Sat Jul 9 19:59:36 UTC 2011

On 07/09/2011 12:49 PM, sktsee wrote:
> On 07/09/2011 01:17 PM, NoOp wrote:
>> Now I need to sort out why I need to use 'gksu' and then on to figuring
>> out hylafax or similar so that I can finally get rid of my old fax
>> machine :-)
> You might try adding you user account to the "dip" group and possibly 

I am in both dialup and dip:
$ groups gg
gg : gg adm disk lp dialout fax cdrom floppy tape audio dip video
plugdev scanner netdev lpadmin powerdev admin fuse saned vboxusers

> changing the martian modem daemon command line to use "--group=dip" 
> instead of "--group=dialout"  

That did it. gnome-ppp now works as standard user. Thanks!

I think I used dialout because the udev
> rule for the old ltserial and ltmodem device files did. But pppd is 
> setuid and owned by the dip group so it really makes more sense to have 
> ttySM0 created with the dip group permission.
> Also concerning permissions, apparently wvdial needs write permission to 
> those {pap,chap}-secrets files. To get rid of those PAP/CHAP warnings, 
> just add read/write perms for the "dip" group to those files and 
> hopefully you won't need to run gnome-ppp with root privs.

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