OpenSUSE: Give users access to Garmin GPS (USB)

Keywords: suse usb garmin gps
Versions: OpenSuSE 11.1

First make sure the garmin_gps module is not loaded:

rmmod garmin_gps

Adding the following line to /etc/modprobe.conf.local makes sure it is not loaded automatically in the future:

blacklist garmin_gps

The command lsusb gives all the information needed about the device to complete the steps below.

Create the file /etc/udev/rules.d/51-garmin.rules with the following line:

ATTRS{idVendor}==\"091e\", ATTRS{idProduct}==\"0003\", MODE=\"0660\", GROUP=\"users\"

A plug/unplug cycle should be enough for the change to become effective. If the permissions were set correctly can be checked with:

ls -l /dev/usbdev*