I hope this question hasn't been asked before:
Phidgets just seem to work if I run the program as root.
I compiled the phidget driver (make install had to be done with sudo) and then tried to run some of the examples in the Java API. Nothing. However I thought "What the hell" and ran eclipse (my Java IDE) as root and bang! The examples worked out of the box.
As I really don't like permanently working as root, is there any way I can access them with my normal user account? Or is the communication with the phidgets just too low level?
I am running Linux Mint 10 - which is based upon Ubuntu 10.10.
Oh I have a phidget interface kit.
Thank you very much in advance!