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Old 04-10-2002, 06:53 PM   #1
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Question a strange problem


i have installed my winmodem rockwell using the right driver which i had from the original site for ww.conexant.com
but there is a small but anoying problems
everytime i reboot my computer it changes the file /dev/modem into a directory so i have to delete it and reinstall the driver again
before rebooting the /dev/modem file points to /dev/ttyHSF0 which is supposed to
but after rebooting as i said before it is turned into a dir and the system can't see the modem
why is that and how can i stop this changing the /dev/modem from a Character Device into a dir?
 
Old 04-10-2002, 07:02 PM   #2
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ok, your problem will very likely be because you are using devfs to control /dev/ entries, as opposed to the old flat format. you should use an alternative reference for the driver then /dev/modem. you should be ok to just use the real block device, if you can find where to edit it. if not.. i'm afraid i don't really understand devfsd to an real extent...
 
Old 04-10-2002, 07:06 PM   #3
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but................

/dev/modem is the original place where the driver link itself to it
i mean that the drivr is installed on /dev/ttyHSF0 and link itself to /dev/modem

and it used to work propely lately
but i had to reinstall the mandrake 8.1 and i don't remember what i have done to let this problem begin with me
and hey plz know that i am still a so i don't know what is devfs
 
Old 04-10-2002, 07:38 PM   #4
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yes so you should have a config file somewhere that contains a line referencing /dev/modem. just change that to /dev/ttyHSF0.
 
  


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