I have a Linux build for the Digi ConnectCard i.MX28 Jumpstart device, which is customized with a root user and a second, normal user.
When logged in as root, it is possible to read the uboot environment and set variables too using the Digi uboot environment utility, e.g. to dump the variables "ubootenv -d".
When logged in as the non-root, normal user, the Digi uboot environment utility does not work. Specifically, it returns the following error, even when trying to inspect/dump the uboot environment.
# ubootenv -d
Unable to initialize nvram
It seems as if the problem is permissions related. Is it possible to workaround this without running through "su --command ...". I would like to avoid running things as root as much as possible.