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Re: [hylafax-users] HylaFAX 4.2.1-23 and Fedora Core 3

On Monday 29 August 2005 18:39, Michael Stowe wrote:
> > On Monday 29 August 2005 09:55, you wrote:
> >> Terry D. Boldt wrote:
> >>
> >> In theory faxgetty and kppp should be able to coexist as long as they
> >> both use the same lockfile.  So you'd have problems if one of them
> >> referred to /dev/ttyS0 while the other referred to /dev/modem.
> >
> > As a theoretical physicist, I have always noticed that actual practice
> > has a rather rude way of upsetting theory. In this case, both kppp and
> > HylaFAX/faxgetty refer to/use /dev/ttyS0.
> >
> > ...
> >
> > I have thought about renaming the /var/spool/hylafax directory and then
> > issuing the su -c 'make install'" command in the hylafax source directory
> > again and re-installing hylafax. If nobody has any better ideas I will
> > just have to try that.
> Allow me to advance the theory that you're mistaken, and kppp is using
> /dev/modem or /dev/ttyLT0 -- or, hylafax is.  At any rate, the symptoms
> you're describing are best explained by the device names not exactly
> matching.
> In testing the theory, you might want to try pointing them both to
> /dev/modem.

I have found in the past that kppp doesn't work well on my machine 
using /dev/modem/

Both kppp and HylaFAX are both pointing to /de/ttyS0 - now I cannot be 
ABSOLUTELY certain that HylaFAX or kppp are each using /dev/ttyS0. The only 
thing I am certain of is that both have been configured to do so, i.e., the 
kppp configuration dialog reports using /dev/ttyS0 and the HylaFAX 'faxsetup' 
script outputs /dev/ttyS0 as the device file and has built the file 
'/var/spool/hylafax/etc/configttyS0, indicating that HylaFAX (and thus I 
assume faxgetty) is using/dev/ttyS0. Again, faxgetty assumes that is it the 
sole user of the device file. why????????

If both or either are ignoring their configurations, then I have absolutely no 
idea what device files they are using.


If you are always rushing towards the future,
Then you never have any past.

Terry Boldt
Paraphrasing Ben Franklin:

Those who sacrifice freedom for safety, have neither.

The exact quote:

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little
temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
  Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790),
  US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, & printer
  Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759


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