Big thanks once again to vladthedog!
HEH! Sorry , I didn't even realize it was the same person! are you able to run
sudo adb kill-server sudo adb start-server adb devices
Second line re-starts the server as root (this is REQUIRED)
third line will tell you if all went well
I ran round and round with this initially. the server HAS to start as root. Problem is, you can start the server with NO error messages as someone other than root, and then you will think all is well.
sudo su ./adb kill-server ./adb start-server
richard@richard-laptop ~/sdk/tools $ adb devices
List of devices attached
???????????? no permissions
richard@richard-laptop ~/sdk/tools $ adb get-state
richard@richard-laptop ~/sdk/tools $ adb remount
error: insufficient permissions for device
it does this on every rom i try. currently using latest cyanogen.
not sure how to go about getting 'permission' so i can run ADB commands to my phone.
OS is Linux Mint 9, tried it as SU/ROOT also, get the same thing.