[hsflinux] "Modem busy" message again

Linuxant support (Jonathan) support at linuxant.com
Mon Nov 8 18:03:20 EST 2004


we can see the following line in the output of the 'hsfconfig -i' 
command in a root shell :

The /dev/modem alias (symlink) points to ttyS2

If you use the /dev/modem device in 'kppp', this is probably why you 
obtain the 'the modem is busy' error message.

Since you Linux distribution uses 'udev' to manage the '/dev' directory, 
please create the file '/etc/udev/rules.d/hsf.rules' and in this file, 
please add the following line :

KERNEL="ttySHSF0", SYMLINK="modem"

Then, delete the symlink '/dev/modem' with the 'rm -f /dev/modem' 
command in a root shell. Finally, reload the modem driver with the 
following commands in a root shell :

hsfconfig -i

The previous steps should restore the '/dev/modem' symlink to the right 
'/dev/ttySHSF0' device. It should also re-create this symlink again 
after each reboot.


Technical specialist / Linuxant
support at linuxant.com

Hans Petter Birkeland wrote:
> Hi again,
> A few weeks ago I had problems with my modem driver after an upgrade to Mandrake 10.1 Community. Now I have done a complete reinstall of the same because I needed more disk space, and I have run into the same problem again: When I click the "Connect" button in Kppp I get "Looking for modem" and then "The modem is busy", and so it won't dial. I tried the same solution as the last time,
> hsfstop
> hsfconfig -i
> in a root shell, but this time it did not work. Attached is the hsfdiag.txt.
> Hope you can help me again,
> Hans Petter Birkeland

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