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Old 09-07-2003, 03:53 PM   #16
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Installed Minicom 1.82
ttyS0 - ttyS7 don't connect.
It's unclear whether modem initializes but the serial default is ttyS3
echo atdt5555555 > /dev/ttyS3
doesn't blink the modem - /dev/ttyS0 does
 
Old 09-07-2003, 05:07 PM   #17
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"echo atdt5555555 > /dev/ttyS3
doesn't blink the modem - /dev/ttyS0 does"

The modem is probably on /dev/ttyS0.
 
Old 09-07-2003, 11:22 PM   #18
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>>The modem is probably on /dev/ttyS0.
That's my guess but on /dev/ttyS0
wvdial 1.20
-> Initializing modem
-> Sending: ATZ
-> Modem not responding

I've tried two modems so I'll try a third and if that doesn't work I guess it's a hardware problem and try to find another box.
 
Old 09-08-2003, 09:43 AM   #19
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Check to make sure that /dev/modem is a symbolic link to /dev/ttyS0.
 
Old 09-09-2003, 12:41 AM   #20
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Thanks for getting back.
I don't have a /dev/modem file(?) according to locate modem.
can I
touch /dev/modem
chmod
?
What should the contents of /dev/modem be?
 
Old 09-09-2003, 01:20 AM   #21
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/dev/modem is a symbolic link that points to the device to which the modem is attached.

External serial port modems are attached to either /dev/ttyS0 (top serial port on a tower) or /dev/ttyS1 (bottom connector).

To create the link and replace the file you made command

ln -sf /dev/<serial port that the modem is connected to> /dev/modem
 
Old 09-09-2003, 07:51 AM   #22
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While I don't see the /dev/modem file with 'locate' -
ls -l /dev/modem
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Sep 8 19:57 /dev/modem -> /dev/ttyS0
This hasn't seemed to help
wvdial
...
--> Sending: ATZ
--> Modem not responding
 
Old 11-01-2004, 12:58 PM   #23
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Same problum

I'm having the same problum. It appears the Sportster(R) Faxmodem is not getting the signal (OK) back to the computer. I can send "AT" to the modem, the SD and TR lights blink and nothing happens. Yes I have checked the dip switches.
 
  


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