LinuxQuestions.org
View the Most Wanted LQ Wiki articles.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 10-16-2004, 09:03 AM   #1
slackist
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Phuket, Thailand
Distribution: Slackware 14.1
Posts: 434

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Linuxant driver, /dev/modem disappears after reboot


I have got the linuxant driver for my Thinkpad R51 (Slackware 10) softmodem, when I run hsfconfig it all sets up fine, creates /dev/modem linked to /dev/ttySHSF0 and the modem connects OK.

After reboot /dev/modem doesn't exist and I have to run hsfconfig to set it all up again.

Is this normal for the linuxant drivers?

I could use pkgtool to set up the modem but I am not sure which ttyS* to use and I don't want to assign the wrong one and find out that bluetooth or something gets broken.

Thanks for any ideas on this,

mark
 
Old 10-16-2004, 09:24 AM   #2
acid_kewpie
Moderator
 
Registered: Jun 2001
Location: UK
Distribution: Gentoo, RHEL, Fedora, Centos
Posts: 43,384

Rep: Reputation: 1963Reputation: 1963Reputation: 1963Reputation: 1963Reputation: 1963Reputation: 1963Reputation: 1963Reputation: 1963Reputation: 1963Reputation: 1963Reputation: 1963
this isn't related to the driver you are using, but devfs, which is responsible for creating the contents of /dev each time you boot. what you need to do is configure devfs to create that device for you on boot. you need to edit /etc/devfsd.conf or a distro speciic inter[pretation of it. check the devfs manpage for further details about devfsd
 
Old 10-16-2004, 10:58 AM   #3
slackist
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Phuket, Thailand
Distribution: Slackware 14.1
Posts: 434

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Thanks for that acid_kewpie,

following the info you gave it seems that my hand-rolled kernel 2.6.7+chefmark's experiments (still a work in progress!) is using "udev", I have no idea what this means but this site :

http://www.reactivated.net/udevrules.php

gives a lot of info, sadly I am too stupid to understand most of it , this is going to take some reading

Thanks again,

mark
 
Old 10-16-2004, 11:21 AM   #4
acid_kewpie
Moderator
 
Registered: Jun 2001
Location: UK
Distribution: Gentoo, RHEL, Fedora, Centos
Posts: 43,384

Rep: Reputation: 1963Reputation: 1963Reputation: 1963Reputation: 1963Reputation: 1963Reputation: 1963Reputation: 1963Reputation: 1963Reputation: 1963Reputation: 1963Reputation: 1963
blimey yeah i keep forgetting about udev. i remember a big shift from flat /dev directories to devfs... now it's on the way out... and to be honest i've no knowledge of udev whatsoever at the moment!
 
Old 10-18-2004, 10:19 AM   #5
slackist
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Phuket, Thailand
Distribution: Slackware 14.1
Posts: 434

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
I solved this problem by putting the line

hsfconfig -a

into /etc/rc.d/rc.local

it adds a few seconds to the boot time but otherwise seems to work fine
 
Old 10-18-2004, 10:22 AM   #6
darkleaf
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: the Netherlands
Distribution: debian SID
Posts: 2,170

Rep: Reputation: 45
Something else, do you really need driverloader. Ndiswrapper is free.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
/dev/modem Disappears on Reboot farmerdan Mandriva 11 12-27-2004 03:37 PM
linuxant HCF modem driver jperk28 Linux - Hardware 3 12-08-2004 12:26 PM
Error installing linuxant modem driver shams Linux - Software 20 08-20-2004 03:25 AM
Linuxant hcf modem driver alternative oranged Mandriva 9 11-20-2003 12:58 AM
nVidia Driver Install issue.... Disappears after Reboot Anticipat3 Linux - Hardware 4 07-09-2002 02:40 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:40 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration