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Old 03-04-2003, 01:08 PM   #1
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im just wondering.... after i ran "hsfconfig"


it says that i can access my modem using /dev/ttySHSF0
but where the heck is /dev/ttySHSF0 ?
is that a file on that specific location? or what? what is it?
i can access the modem thru KPPP @ /dev/modem
hmmmmmm what happened?
what is the real location of /dev/modem? where is it linked? hmmmmmmm
could someone explain this to me?
thank you very much....
 
Old 03-04-2003, 03:34 PM   #2
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I have no idea what /dev/ttySHSF0 is, but you can find out what your /dev/modem is linked to by opening up a terminal in KDE (I assume this is your desktop environment because you said you could access it with kpp). Once you get to the command line type the following:

ls -l /dev/modem

This will give you the permissions of /dev/modem as well as show you what it's linked to (the actual device instead of the symbolic link). Hope this helps.
 
Old 03-04-2003, 05:04 PM   #3
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/dev/ttySHSF0 is the device file (which is exactly were it says it is, in the /dev directory, and called ttySHSF0) made by the conexant modem driver.

/dev/modem is a symbolic link to /dev/ttySHSF0; it also is made by hsfconfig.

KPPP will access the modem through either, for most purposes /dev/modem and /dev/ttySHSF0 are one and the same. It really doesn't matter which one you use.

If you want to, you can look at /dev/ttySHSF0, by going into the directory /dev. But it's not much use to us humans, only to software like KPPP, which uses it to access your modem.
 
Old 03-05-2003, 03:02 AM   #4
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cool... thanks for the help =)
 
Old 03-06-2003, 07:59 PM   #5
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viciousfish,

Do you know what exactly /dev/ttySHSF0 is? For instance, my modem which rests on ttyS0 is on the communication port 1. I've never heard of or seen ttySHSF0. Is this USB or something? Just curious.

Thanks.
 
Old 03-06-2003, 09:17 PM   #6
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quoting viciousfish
/dev/ttySHSF0 is the device file (which is exactly were it says it is, in the /dev directory, and called ttySHSF0) made by the conexant modem driver.

Cheers,
Tink :)
 
Old 03-07-2003, 03:56 PM   #7
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Cheers,
Tink
Thanks, Tink. I understood what he was saying, but it still doesn't give me a "physical" location for it. I guess I'm thinking more along the lines of hardware physical location rather than "logical" location. It makes sense to me that /dev/ttyS0 = communication port 1, so I'm looking for what /dev/ttySHSF0 is equal to.

Thanks for trying though.
 
Old 03-08-2003, 03:44 PM   #8
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/dev/ttySHSF0
It's just a name, and it happens to be
the name that cogent chose for their
internal modem...

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