> One time when I was trying to hang up, the modem stayed online.
> After rebooting, the programs that use the modem all return "Input/output
> Is there some way for me to manually reset the serial port? Any idea as
> to what is wrong?
Well, if it's an external modem, unplug the darn thing for a few
seconds, and replug it. If it's an ISA/PCI card, *shut the system down*
for about 5-10 seconds and restart... that will give the modem a "hard
boot." In case that's not the problem, make sure the modem itself has
the following permissions:
crw-rw---- root uucp 4, 2 /dev/ttyS1
(at least, that's how it's set up on my system...) If the entry for
/dev/ttyS1 doesn't look like that, then:
chown root.uucp /dev/ttyS1
chmod 660 /dev/ttyS1
Hopefully, that will fix the problem. Good luck....
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