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    Question Help REq. for minicom..

    Hi,

    I have installed Red Hat 7.2 Linux . I want to use minicom to connect external modem with serial port , but when i type minicom in terminal it says /DEV/MODEM is a directory .. I am not able to use minicom ..

    When i give command ls -l modem it gives no such file or directory .
    ( My modem is working fine on other machine )

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    what com port is the external modem connected to?

    you might have to link the com port to /dev/modem...
    $ ln -s /dev/ttys<com.port> /dev/modem
    where <com.port> = 0-3, which corresponds to com1-4. on the other hand, if you use the gui you have a tool called modemtool which does the same thing. =)

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    Originally posted here by secretagent
    what com port is the external modem connected to?

    My modem is connected at com 1 ttyS0 .. i tried with conecting to com 2 ttyS1.. but it's not working in minicom ..

    modem is working with kppp , but still i would like to use minicom as it's easy ..

    .. Viruss
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    Originally posted here by secretagent
    what com port is the external modem connected to?

    you might have to link the com port to /dev/modem...
    $ ln -s /dev/ttys<com.port> /dev/modem
    where <com.port> = 0-3, which corresponds to com1-4. on the other hand, if you use the gui you have a tool called modemtool which does the same thing. =)

    regards,
    mark
    That is correct. You need to create a Symbolic link, /dev/modem that points
    to the right com port

    The command is: ln -s /dev/ttyS0 /dev/modem
    to link to the first com port.

    minicom always wants to talk to /dev/modem
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