Bug 60427 - WvDial will not connect except as User 'Root'
WvDial will not connect except as User 'Root'
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: wvdial (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-02-27 12:32 EST by Norman Sonnichsen
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:40 EDT (History)
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Description Norman Sonnichsen 2002-02-27 12:32:19 EST
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Description of problem:
When I try to connect to my ISP using the WvDial program, logged on
as a normal User, I get the message:
"Cannot open /dev/ttyS0: Device or Resource busy"

When I change to User 'Root', however, I am able to connect.
Why can I not connect using WvDial as a normal User?

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Logon as a normal User
2.Open xterm
3.run "WvDial" to connect to ISP

Actual Results:  "Cannot open /dev/ttyS0: Device or Resource busy"

where /dev/ttyS0 is my external modem

Expected Results:  Should connect to ISP

Additional info:

I have an external 56K bps modem connected to COM1

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