Re: no pon!
got it going. thanks all.
On Mon, 27 Jul 1998, Randy Edwards wrote:
> > When I type pon, nothing is happening. I ran plog and got the message
> > that "Device ttyS1 is locked by pid 109"
> > ttyS1 was working fine for weeks.
> > who is this pid 109 and what does it want with my life?
> PID is simply a process identification number. What that message was telling you
> was that another process (program) was using the comm port so that pon couldn't access
> You can check to see what process 109 is by using the ps command. Try typing a "ps
> ax | less" and you'll have all of your processes piped into the less command so you
> can page back and forth and look at them. The PID is the left-hand column, find 109
> and you can identify the program that it is. I usually get such things when I leave a
> regular modem terminal program (e.g. Seyon or minicom) running in another session.
> This type of process locking a comm port is really slick -- it allows you to run
> all sorts of programs on the comm port and to have them get along and share the modem
> port fairly nicely. Read up on "man ps" for more info.
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