Re: Hi everybody! Linux going great, have question...
From: Moe Trin (ibuprofin_at_painkiller.example.tld)
Date: Wed, 05 Jan 2005 17:18:37 -0600
In article <email@example.com>,
>Whoops! Think I may have posted this in the wrong group.
Well, the group isn't totally inactive, but all of the 'alt.*'
newsgroups are carried at the whim of the operator of the news
server, which does limit distribution and bandwidth.
>Anyway, what do "geek rules" say about asking a question, and solving
>the problem yourself before someone can help you?
>The problem here had nothing to do with minicom, initializing the modem,
>or anything. The modem was set to be on Serial port 1. KPPP was reading
>/dev/modem. That was the problem. Don't know how it got misconscrewed,
>probably a config change when I rebooted.
Shouldn't be changing. /dev/modem is normally a soft link pointing at the
other device where the modem is really hiding. For example:
[compton ~]$ ls -l /dev/modem /dev/ttyS2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Apr 18 1999 /dev/modem -> /dev/ttyS2
crw-r--r-- 1 root root 4, 66 Jan 5 07:25 /dev/ttyS2
You create this as root with the command (in this example):
ln -s /dev/ttyS2 /dev/modem
Note that the permissions of /dev/modem are meaningless - it's the
ownership and permissions of the device that is being pointed to that
[compton ~]$ ls -Ll /dev/modem
crw-r--r-- 1 root root 4, 66 Jan 5 07:25 /dev/modem