trouble starting diald
"RK" == Richard Kettlewell <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
RK> I've been having some trouble getting diald to work. It connects to
RK> the remote system fine, but when pppd runs it attempts to open
RK> /dev/cua2 (which is where my modem is) and gets EBUSY.
RK> Feb 2 20:38:03 sfere diald: Running connect (pid = 9249).
RK> Feb 2 20:38:22 sfere pppd: Failed to open /dev/cua2: Device or resource busy
RK> Feb 2 20:38:22 sfere pppd: Exit.
RK> Feb 2 20:38:24 sfere diald: Delaying 30 seconds before clear to dial.
RK> I'm at a loss as to where pppd gets `/dev/cua2' from;
RK> I refer to it[*] in all configuration files and scripts as
RK> /dev/modem, which is a symlink to it[**] on my system. ...
You mean `dev/modem' is a symlink to `/dev/cua2'?
You say above that your modem is connected to `/dev/cua2'.
Do you have a stale `LCK..cua2' in directory /var/lock?
If mot, what does `ls -l /dev/modem' say?
Btw, did you install that link yourself?
The reason I ask is that AFAIR nothing named `/dev/modem/ has ever
existed on my Debian setup.
Also, someone told me the `dev/ttyS?' form should be used with
`diald' rather than the corresponding `/dev/cua?' form.
That's all I can suggest.