[Live-demo] [OSGeo] #1120: gpsbabel works only as root

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Sat Apr 6 22:30:27 PDT 2013

#1120: gpsbabel works only as root
 Reporter:  micha        |       Owner:  live-demo@…              
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new                      
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  OSGeoLive7.0             
Component:  LiveDVD      |    Keywords:  gps gpsbabel GPSTools    
 I see that trying to download data with gpsbabel from a garmin GPS works
 only as root on the Live DVD. The user 'user' doesn't have permissions on
 the USB device. So the QGIS plugin GPSTools also doesn't work.

 The workaround suggested here
 [http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/USB_Garmin_on_GNU/Linux] is to add a
 udev rules file. (The user 'user' is already a member of plugdev). Should
 we consider something like:

 echo << EOF > /etc/udev/rules.d/51-garmin.rules
 ATTRS{idVendor}=="091e", ATTRS{idProduct}=="0003", MODE="664",
 in the setdown.sh script ?? or elsewhere?

Ticket URL: <https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/ticket/1120>
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