Bug 81615 - modemlights_applet2 needs read-access to /dev/isdninfo
Summary: modemlights_applet2 needs read-access to /dev/isdninfo
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: dev
Version: 1.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-11 06:08 UTC by Ralf Corsepius
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-08-08 01:30:35 UTC

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Description Ralf Corsepius 2003-01-11 06:08:48 UTC
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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

How reproducible:

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.

Additional info:

A rough work-around to this issue is to chmod a+r /dev/isdninfo (This is what I
currently do).

A more sophisticated approach would be to apply setgid and group tricks to
modemlights_applet and /dev/isdninfo.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2006-08-08 01:30:35 UTC
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