[LUNI] Rocket Port question
Ted J. Wagner
tjwags at earthlink.net
Thu Mar 7 17:19:52 CST 2002
I sent your request to a friend of mine who set up Rocket
cards on several Linux machines, which we used to go in
several of our machines, as if we were at the system console.
His reply follows:
He will need to do two things.
The first is to make the device files under /dev with the
correct Major device file numbers. Here is what I use:
mknod /dev/ttyR00 c 46 0
mknod /dev/ttyR01 c 46 1
mknod /dev/ttyR02 c 46 2
mknod /dev/ttyR03 c 46 3
mknod /dev/ttyR04 c 46 4
mknod /dev/ttyR05 c 46 5
mknod /dev/ttyR06 c 46 6
mknod /dev/ttyR07 c 46 7
mknod /dev/ttyR08 c 46 8
mknod /dev/ttyR09 c 46 9
mknod /dev/ttyR10 c 46 10
mknod /dev/ttyR11 c 46 11
mknod /dev/ttyR12 c 46 12
mknod /dev/ttyR13 c 46 13
mknod /dev/ttyR14 c 46 14
mknod /dev/ttyR15 c 46 15
mknod /dev/ttyR16 c 46 16
mknod /dev/ttyR17 c 46 17
mknod /dev/ttyR18 c 46 18
mknod /dev/ttyR19 c 46 19
mknod /dev/ttyR20 c 46 20
mknod /dev/ttyR21 c 46 21
mknod /dev/ttyR22 c 46 22
mknod /dev/ttyR23 c 46 23
mknod /dev/ttyR24 c 46 24
mknod /dev/ttyR25 c 46 25
mknod /dev/ttyR26 c 46 26
mknod /dev/ttyR27 c 46 27
mknod /dev/ttyR28 c 46 28
mknod /dev/ttyR29 c 46 29
mknod /dev/ttyR30 c 46 30
mknod /dev/ttyR31 c 46 31
The second thing he must do is load the rocket port kernel module
if it is built - which sometimes it is not......
By editing the /etc/rc.d/rc.modules file and adding to the end of it
the line "/sbin/modprobe rocket" will cause the module to be loaded
at boot up time.
To test if the module is already built do the following command as root:
If it is built, then it should load without any complaints.
If it not built then you will have to build a new kernel and the
modules along with. I think slackware comes stock without this
module being built.
To make a new kernel, is a length topic in and of its self, so I
won't go into all that here. The menu where the driver is activated
for building is under the Character Devices section and is called
"Comtrol Rocketport support". It should be marked with an <M>. This
will cause it to be built as a module......
Good Luck and have Fun
"Ted J. Wagner" wrote:
> Since you have experience/expertise in this area, I thought
> you might be able to help this guy out.
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [LUNI] Rocket Port question
> Date: Sat, 2 Mar 2002 18:34:18 -0600
> From: "Jeff Norton" <jnorton at web-town.com>
> Reply-To: luni at luni.org
> To: <luni at luni.org>
> I am using two rocketport 16 with USR Robotics modems.
> How do I get Linux to recognize the modems? The rocket port set up
> /dev/ttyRx but I can't get the modems to mount on that serial.
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