Modem locks (hardware lock) since new linux upgrade

Modem locks (hardware lock) since new linux upgrade

Post by Oz Dro » Sat, 19 Aug 1995 04:00:00

OS: Linux 1.2.10 (debian)
fax: hylafax-linux-v3.0pl0

I have had Hylafax for quit a while.
It has been working, my dialout/hylafax share the modem.
both are using the software lock /var/lock/LCK..modem.

I have done several upgrades to my system (debian distribution).
I DID not make any changes to the HYLAFAX software or setup.

Now as soon as faxgetty starts. I cannot access the modem.
if I try dip or minicom I get the same response

Cannot open /dev/modem. Sorry.

Even though no software lock a present

When I type setserial /dev/cua1 (/dev/modem)
I get
/dev/cua1: Device or resource busy

1. What went wrong, the same faxgetty software before the upgrade did not
used to lock the modem indefinitely.
2. How I can remove this hardware lock.
3. Does any one knows how can I isolate the source of the problem.

Any help will be appreciate.

Oz Dror

NAME   Oz Dror, Los Angeles, California  

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