Well it SHOULD just work....

I need to remind myself that I put alpha/beta software on my systems and such software may or may not mess things up at a later date.

In getting my Palm to sync with my laptop, I found that I had to change the permissions on the devices created by the ugen driver. I've been told that this shouldn't be necessary.

Being a troubleshooter, I took a system in my lab and did a fresh load of Solaris 10 06/06 on it and created a regular user. From there, I logged in, connected my Palm to it and used the pilot-xfer command to try to talk to my Palm while it was trying to sync. Specifically, "/usr/sfw/bin/pilot-xfer -p usb: -l" It worked without an issue.

Tracking this down further, I found that the devices that are being created on my laptop when the Palm is trying to sync are owned by root. The ones created on my lab system are owned by the user that is logged into the console. Specifically:

pwags@coredump:/devices/pci@0,0/pci1179,1@1d% ls -l
total 2
drwxr-xr-x   2 root     sys          512 Feb  6  2006 device@1/
crw-rw-rw-   1 root     sys       35,  2 Aug 22 11:09 device@1:830.61.cntrl0
crw-rw-rw-   1 root     sys       35,  3 Aug 22 11:09 device@1:830.61.cntrl0stat
crw-rw-rw-   1 root     sys       35,  1 Aug 22 11:09 device@1:830.61.devstat
crw-rw-rw-   1 root     sys       35,  4 Aug 22 11:09 device@1:830.61.if0in1
crw-rw-rw-   1 root     sys       35,  5 Aug 22 11:09 device@1:830.61.if0in1stat
crw-rw-rw-   1 root     sys       35,  8 Aug 22 11:09 device@1:830.61.if0in6
crw-rw-rw-   1 root     sys       35,  9 Aug 22 11:09 device@1:830.61.if0in6stat
crw-rw-rw-   1 root     sys       35,  6 Aug 22 11:09 device@1:830.61.if0out2
crw-rw-rw-   1 root     sys       35,  7 Aug 22 11:09 device@1:830.61.if0out2stat
crw-rw-rw-   1 root     sys       35, 10 Aug 22 11:09 device@1:830.61.if0out7
crw-rw-rw-   1 root     sys       35, 11 Aug 22 11:09 device@1:830.61.if0out7stat

Device permissions are controlled by /etc/logindevperm. These files match between my two systems so that's obviously not the problem.

Looks like I need to track things down some more here.

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Phil is an Area Technical Engineer in the Central Area of Oracle's Field Service in North America. He has 15 years of experience supporting Sun's entire product line.

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