Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 81615
modemlights_applet2 needs read-access to /dev/isdninfo
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:04 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20021003
Description of problem:
If using gnome's modemlights_applet2 with isdn, modemlights_applet2 requires
read-access to /dev/isdninfo to display the network status/throughput etc.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): all
Steps to Reproduce:
Use a gnome-desktop on a system connected to the internet via isdn and
autodialing. Install gnome's modemlight_applet2 to a gnome-panel.
Dial out via isdn. modemlight_applet2 should display the connection status.
Actual Results: Modemlights_applet doesn't display the isdn-connection status.
Expected Results: Modemlights_applet2 should display the isdn-connection status.
A rough work-around to this issue is to chmod a+r /dev/isdninfo (This is what I
A more sophisticated approach would be to apply setgid and group tricks to
modemlights_applet and /dev/isdninfo.
'Red Hat Raw Hide' refers to the development tree for Red Hat Linux. Red Hat
Linux is no longer supported by Red Hat, Inc. If you are still
running Red Hat Linux, you are strongly advised to upgrade to a
current Fedora Core release or Red Hat Enterprise Linux or comparable.
Some information on which option may be right for you is available at
Red Hat apologizes that these issues were not resolved in a more timely manner.
However, the issues listed in these bugs are in packages that are no longer
shipped in a current Fedora Core release. Hence, we are closing these bugs CANTFIX.