Subject: Re: Getty hell solved (sort of)
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From: Stephen Anspach <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/07/1994 02:05:41
> Try using the device ttym0 instead of tty00.
Tried this with no success. Also tried using 9600, but still ended up
getting 14.4 connects. I thought of forcing the modem down to 9600, but
this seems a poor kludge at best.
The answer truly was, as Quetzalcoatl Bradley suggested, mgetty. I
decided to simply 86 brain-dead getty and go with something a little more
First impressions are very good. For starters, it works! <g> It will
send & receive fax, which I rarely use, but is nice to have around if I need
it. Lots of logging and configuration options. And as an added bonus, it
handles locks very nicely, letting one use the same port for dialout without
having to edit /etc/ttys.
> I ftp'd the "mgetty+sendfax" source from some linux site.
Available at ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/system/Serial/mgetty+sendfax*
> Of course you have to get mgetty to compile which can be tricky if you
> don't know what you are doing (I didn't).
I had no problems whatsoever - it build w/o errors on the first try.
> One trick is figuring out *where* you UUCP locks go! "/var/spool/locks"
> is the answer, amazingly enough!
Close. /var/spool/lock/* :)
> So in summary, I think your problem is that you need to use the
> /dev/ttym00 instead of /dev/tty00 and the solution to your larger
> problem is to not use getty at all, but rather get mgetty.
Agreed! Thank you very much.
Side note: I'm still having a few problems using this with the mfc3 ports.
With tty00 it works flawlessly (at least so far), however. I can't really
complain as the mfc3 driver is still in beta. Michael (Hitch): If you have
the time, you may want to take a peek at this, as it may interest you - it's
more up your alley than mine...
Thanks to all who responded to my desperate cry for help. <smile>
- Steve -
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