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Re: [hylafax-users] faxgetty interferes with Internet dial-up

On Thu, Nov 16, 2000 at 05:31:27PM -0700, Lee Howard wrote:
> At 12:31 PM 11/16/00 -0800, Roger P. Brown wrote:
> >I am a running a dial-up workstation to be used for
> >both sending and receiving faxes. Because my only
> ....
> >Do I really have to disable faxgetty or is there
> >another way?
> It could be the locked tty.  You may want to try abusing symlinks here...
> which isn't a great idea generally with devices.
> ln -s /dev/ttyS2 /dev/fax
> ln -s /dev/ttyS2 /dev/modem
> (where ttyS2 reflects your configuration)
> Then set up faxgetty, faxsetup, faxaddmodem all to use /dev/fax instead of
> /dev/ttyS1
> Then set up your dialup software to use /dev/modem
> Maybe that will help.
> Just got your reply mail from someone else...
> >* My modem: /dev/modem -> /dev/ttyS2
> >* My Internet dialer (kppp) uses: /dev/modem
> >* /etc/inittab says (among other things):
> >  mo:2345:respawn:/usr/sbin/faxgetty ttyS2
> This is a problem because (I may be wrong) the lock is going on ttyS2 by
> faxgetty, and kppp doesn't see that lock because it's using /dev/modem
> rather than /dev/ttyS2.  You could try pointing both of them to /dev/ttyS2
> or doing as I wrote above.
> Lee.

Thank you Christoph and Lee for your assistance. It looks like you were right
when you suggested that it was a locking problem.

I changed my dialer (kppp) from /dev/modem to /dev/ttyS2, enabled faxgetty
again, and then restarted my computer. I was able to go online while faxgetty
was running and there were no further conflicts. I've had faxing problems too,
but at least I can go online again now to search for help on it.

Thank you for your assistance. It is very appreciated.


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