Subject: Re: serial woes
To: None <>
From: Robert Schaefer <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 09/28/2001 06:29:27
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From: Brian Hechinger <>
To: <>
Date: Friday, September 28, 2001 12:26 AM
Subject: serial woes

>ok, i feel like a complete heel here needing to ask this, but i'm getting
>nowhere, so i don't see what choice i have at this point.
>i want to hook the second (non-console) serial line of my DECstation
>up tp another machine.  for some reason though i can't get it to work.
>got it hooked up now that i should be able to tip into it and get it to
>but for some reason i keep getting /dev/tty[abcd]: permission denied.

Have you tried it as root?  If it works then, check the permissions.  You
might have to add the username to a group that has access to the ttys-- IIRC
uucp is one.  I had a similar problem connecting to mu sun-3/280 console
from my PC.  As it was just temporary, I su'd to root, instead of fixing the

>what am i doing wrong?  and is that serial port ttyb or ttyc?

Dunno which tty it is.  Check dmesg?