From: John P. Looney (valen at domain redbrick.dcu.ie)
Date: Wed 05 May 1999 - 12:39:55 IST
On Tue, May 04, 1999 at 10:49:28PM +0100, Andy Ferguson mentioned:
> A couple of things ...
> mgetty is designed to deal with a modem on a serial port and
> attempts to initialise it using AT strings defined in
> /etc/mgetty/mgetty.config and friends. If there is no modem present
> it will do wierd things on the serial line.
There was no /etc/mgetty directory. There was a /etc/mgetty+sendfax
directory. I used that...
> The -r switch should tell mgetty its a direct line and prevent modem
> initialisation - your logfile suggests it is still trying to reset
> the modem.
Indeed. Should the presence of the 'direct y' in the config file nullify
the need for a '-r' flag ?
> Other options for this file are detailed in the documentation with
> the source and maybe in the info files. Check the info files for
> your exact problem under the heading
> mgetty works. /bin/login hangs
> You may need to rewire your serial cable, it seems, if the problem
The serial cable works. I can do hotsyncs & stuff with it at 57600 bps.
-- 'As my grandmother used to say, as she worked away on her spinning wheel, "Those who do not remember history, are doomed to repeat it, especially if they change the addressing modes, or wordsize of their architechture"' - Peter Van Der Linden
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.6 : Thu 06 Feb 2003 - 13:04:10 GMT