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Old 10-19-2003, 11:29 AM   #1
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Unhappy Winmodem: /dev/ttySxy access

Hello All,

I have a PCI Lucent modem (internal) that I have successfully installed.
The device is /dev/ttyTLO (special module was loaded).

I have some fax software that has a picklist that only allows me to connect to devices ttyS01 to ttyS31.

Is there any way for me to reroute one of the ports ttyS01-31 to ttyTLO
so that I can use my modem with the software.
is there a simpler way. (baring asking the supplier to add ttyTLO to his
picklist of devices)

Any help is most appreciated
Old 10-19-2003, 01:29 PM   #2
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Smile Symlink

You could create a symbolic link with ln. Like "ln -s /dev/ttyTLO /dev/ttyS01". -s option is to make the link symbolic (versus a hard link) and syntax is "ln <link_to> <link_filename>". Not sure if this is totally ideal, but may solve your prob :-).
Old 10-30-2003, 02:26 PM   #3
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Talking Symbolic link worked !

Thank you, the symbolic link worked.
I renamed the /dev/ttyS30 to /dev/ttyS30_old and created the symbolic link and it worked fine.

Thank you for the help, it has removed some frustration.


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