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Old 02-28-2005, 05:34 AM   #1
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mgetty -> modem doesn't respond

I wanted to read out (and later set new) the settings of my US-Robotics/3COM modem. So I typed in a terminal
mgetty /dev/ttyS0
and the diodes on the modem brieftly flickered (sending and receiving). When I sent ATZ or AT&M or ATI5 I expected a resounding "OK." or the settings but nothing happened. In the end I had to kill the thing by typing <CTRL+C>.

"man" and "info" say mgetty is "intelligent" but nothing about responses. What did I do wrong?
Old 02-28-2005, 12:11 PM   #2
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""man" and "info" say mgetty is "intelligent" but nothing about responses. What did I do wrong?"

I think that minicom would work better than mingetty for what you are trying to do.

Steve Stites


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