dist-upgrade wvdial cant find modem
Have just done a dist-upgrade (not changed from sarge to sid, just updated) which I havent done for a while. (cant normally get broadband) Now wvdial cant find my modem. I get
"cannot open /dev/ttySLO"
"cannot get info for serial port" - didnt think it was on a serial port?
Have a winmodem and use slmodem 2.9.9-alsa. So use an alsa module and the slmodemd binary. Have tried to run wvdialconf and get same error (or very similar) I do have /dev/ttySLO. The owner is root and the group is uucp. I have never checked the permissions on it before, but I dont ever recall seeing the group uucp either, and I run wvdial as root so it should be able to access it. Have tried changing the /dev permissions and wvdials permissions but cant get it to work. Have uninstalled the slmodem, recompiled and installed, and still same error. Dont think its a wvdial problem, but you never know. It will p**s me off, though, that through a dist-upgrade, something has changed the permissions or whatever for my ttySLO or the way other programs can access it or what group it belongs to, without an explicit warning. I like playing with linux but when it changes things that you have no idea what or why, it gets annoying.(yes I am having a bad day) Havent seen anything looking on google that other people are winging about like this, so maybe its me or what, I dunno.
Last edited by short101; 03-08-2005 at 04:24 AM.