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Old 07-03-2003, 12:06 PM   #1
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accidentaly deleted /dev/ttyS4

HELP !!!! PLEASE !!!!

im sual booting windows and linux, and im trying to get linux up and running with internet so i can dump windows. problem is, when i inseted my PCMCIA modem, YasT2 detected it as /dev/ttyS4, but KPPP only detects ttyS3, S2, and S1, and when i went to creat a symlink (ln -s /dev/ttyS4 /dev/ttyS3) instead of deleting ttyS3, i accidentally deleted ttyS4...OOPS !!!

and i did this with root (ill never underestimate root again)

how do i get ttyS4 back, or, how can i change what /dev the pcmcia modem is detected at ? yast2 automatically deteted it as ttyS4, if i can change this, how ?
Old 07-03-2003, 12:19 PM   #2
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To re-create ttyS4 is easy, all you have to do is:

cd /dev
mknod ttyS4 c 4 68

mknod creates special files
ttyS4 is the name you want
c means it's a character device
4 is the Major number
and 68 is the Minor number
You can find the device numbers in
the Documentation folder of the
kernel source in the file devices.txt

And for kppp I'd link ttyS4 to /dev/modem
while still in /dev

ln -s ttyS4 modem

Last edited by LogicG8; 07-03-2003 at 12:25 PM.
Old 07-03-2003, 04:34 PM   #3
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wow, thanks a lot. you really saved my life, lol. thanks for the help.


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