can't create lock file?
I installed storm linux a couple days ago on a spare hard drive I had laying around. I used a hard drive tray. I'm working on Win 2000 now so that's what I'm using to get my hardware information and to post here, since Storm won't recognise my modem.
At first I thought my modem might be a win modem, but I opened up a terminal window in Win 2000 and gave it the AT command and it responded 'OK'. It's a Telepath 56k voice faxmodem PNP. I think US Robotics made it before they merged with 3com. It's an internal modem on one of those older longer slots. It's been so long since I've done serious hardware work I forget the name of the slot... you know the shorter ones that ship in new computers today I think are called PCI slots and the older ones I think are ISA slots? I could be wrong about what they're called, but it's an older internal hardware modem.
I opened up Kppp and tried to dial and it said that Kppp can not find /dev/modem. I went to settings and changed the modem and got the exact same error message when I tried cua0, cua1, cua2, cua3, ttyI0, ttyI1, ttyI2, and ttyI3. When I tried ttyS0, ttyS1, ttyS2, and ttyS3 I got the error, 'can't create lock file'.
What's a lock file, and how can I create one? Do I need to be logged on as root?