failed update ties up wvdial
I was attempting to update my Linux installation of Suse Linux 8. I had about 5 megs to download and got a couple of megs downloaded and then the connection went silent.
I was logged in as root during this time.
Now, whenever I log in as root and attempt to finish this process, I cannot dial in as wvdial tells me that the device is busy.
I haven't seen a straight answer anywhere yet on how to kill this old session so that I can free up the modem.
BTW, when logged on as a normal user, (like right now), I can access the internet normally, so I know the modem was not "really" tied up when I was root.
Somewhere, there has to be a temp file (I'm used to windows) with this information from a previous session in it. Where is it and how do I kill it?