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Re: Large number of errors with Hylafax and ZyXEL Omni modem
- Subject: Re: flexfax: Large number of errors with Hylafax and ZyXEL Omni modem
- From: Nico Garcia <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Cc: Hylafax Mailing List <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 7 Apr 1998 11:52:30 -0400 (EDT)
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On Tue, 7 Apr 1998, HylaFax list wrote:
> On Sat, 4 Apr 1998, Shuvam Misra wrote:
> > My /dev/modem is linked to /dev/cua0. I'm always confused about the
> > difference between cuaX and ttySX. I also remember reading somewhere on
> > the Usenet that Linux would "soon" abolish this distinction which caused
> > more problems than it solved, or something to that effect. Did this
> > "soon" mean kernel 2.0.30?
> Using ttySx alows more packages to access this line. As I've heard cuax
> will be discarded but in 2.0.x is still in there (I don't know exactly but
> I think also in 2.1.x series).
According to Ted T'so at MIT, it's supposed to disappear with the next
major release. ***HOWEVER***: many packages, such as minicom and the
modemcfg tool in the control panel tool under RedHat 5.0, seem to use
/dev/cua* as a default, and that includes the 2.0.32 kernel at
least. Therefore, until that gets straightened out, I think I'm going
to change my tune and suggest using /dev/cua*.
I've also been writing some fairly extensive installation notes for
RedHat 5.0 Linux, based on my experience there and based on my
old SunOS notes. Linux users who want a preview can look
for both sets of notes at:
These are not fully integrated with the RPM distribution, since I don't
have the full set of patches used for that and the config.local used.
I've also been trying to integrate notes about using PPP for either
setup: this is its own unique adventure, and I'd appreciate comments.
Senior Engineer, CIRL
Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary
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