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Re: Making Device Fiiles



You have to run minicom -s as root. Are you doing that?

Also, you can iteratively work through your serial ports--to be sure you 
have the right one with 'echo ata >ttyS0' etc on up through whatever -- 
ttyS3, I suppose. I don't know whether you have any hearing to get benefit 
from this, but it should sound like a modem answering the phone. Shut it 
off with 'echo ath >ttyS?' of course.

The website I gave you has source, I think, for generating baudot. Don't 
know how device specific that code is for their board, but I thought it 
was fairly general when I looked at it some time ago. 
 On Tue, 29 Jan 
2002, John J. Boyer wrote:

> Janina,
> This site appears to be mostly about a special card which they
> developed, and the software appears to be designed to work with this
> card. I'm just looking for a program that will work with the modem I
> already have hooked up. Minicom keeps complaining about one thing and
> another. There is no global minicomrc.dfl file, and if I try minicom -s
> it won't do anything. I tried making a link to ttys1, but that doesn't
> help. It just gives a different error message.
> John
> On Tue, 29 Jan 2002, Janina
> Sajka wrote:
> 
> > John:
> >
> > Can you use the source available at:
> >
> > http://www.zapatatelephony.org/
> >
> > On Tue, 29 Jan 2002, John J. Boyer wrote:
> >
> > > Hello,
> > > I'm trying to set up minicom to work with a special modem for
> > > communicating with the deaf relay service and with deaf friends and
> > > customers. The modem is in serial port 2. The parameters are 300 baud, 8
> > > data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity, half duplex. The 300 baud speed is
> > > standard for this application, since people are just typing. When I do
> > > minicom -s
> > > as root, I get the message that it cannot find /dev/modem. So how do I
> > > make this file? I am using Redhat 7.1.
> > > Thanks.
> > > John
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> 
> 

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				Janina Sajka, Director
				Technology Research and Development
				Governmental Relations Group
				American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

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