Modem symlink hassles
I have a modem with an Intel 536ep chipset: this is a winmodem, but a driver exists and I have used it without any trouble before. However, while installing it on my new distribution (Mandrake 9.0, kernel 2.4.19), I ran into trouble. The installation script compiles the driver binary ok, and installs the required files ok. But it exits with the message "Could not remove /dev/536ep: operation not permitted". I have looked at the script and figured out that it creates a new device, /dev/536ep, on boot and symlinks it to /dev/modem. But everytime it boots, it is supposed to delete /dev/536ep and create it all over again, and since this isn't working, neither is my modem. On my old installation, the script worked all right. But even though I compiled and installed this as root, it won't work now. Even if I log in as root and try to remove /dev/536ep manually, I get the same error message. Does anyone have any ideas?