Hi,

I have a usb serial adapter and was happily using minicom with it under openSUSE 11.2. I've upgraded to openSUSE 11.3 and I can only use minicom with this serial adapter as root. I had previously had problems writing to /var/lock under openSUSE 11.2 which I worked around by changing the minicom config to use /tmp as its lock file location.

Unfortunately my laptop doesn't have a built in serial port so I can't tell if its a general problem or something specific to the /dev/ttyUSB0 device.

This is the output I get when I run minicom with my regular user account. I get the same output whether the lock file location is set to /tmp or /var/lock

Code:
~> minicom usb0                                      
Device /dev/ttyUSB0 lock failed: Permission denied.
Before I started tinkering my user belonged to the following groups
Code:
groups=16(dialout),33(video),100(users)
I've since added 5(tty),14(uucp),21(console) but still no joy.

Can anyone shed some light on this or point me in the right direction.

Thanks.