[hsflinux] debian sarge installation problem

Linuxant support (Jonathan) support at linuxant.com
Thu Feb 3 11:00:41 EST 2005


I can't find a reference to '/etc/devfs/symlinks.d' in the while HSF 
driver package and the 'hsfconfig' script is already 
using the '/etc/devfs/conf.d' directory to configure the HSF driver with 
'devfs'. Did you obtained this package from our web site?

It is quite possible that this is not the source of the problem, while 
the HSF driver package is installed, even if it fails with the error 
message you have reported, please send at support at linuxant.com the 
output of 'dumpdiag'. Type the following in a root shell:

hsfconfig --dumpdiag

Just send us the generated file located in /tmp ('hsfdiag.txt').
It'll help us solve the problem.


Technical specialist / Linuxant
support at linuxant.com

Michael Mallete wrote:
> good day everyone!
> i have recently installed debian sarge in my compaq presario 2500
> laptop. modem is M5457 AC-LINK MODEM. anyway, using scanModem, i
> determined my softmodem is conexant type.
> my  linux kernel is 2.6.8-2.i686. kernel modules, header, source are
> all installed for this version. i also installed devfs version
> 1.3.25-19. i downloaded hsfmodem_7.18.00.02full_i386.deb. then as root
> i executed dpkg:
> $ dpkg -i hsfmodem_7.18.00.02full_i386.deb
> i entered my build directory when prompted: /lib/modules/2.6.8-2-i686/build
> after building the modules, this appeared:
> find: /etc/devs/symlinks.d: No such file or directory
> devfsd: No devfs on /dev, not starting
> ERROR: hsf not active
> dpkg: error processing hsfmodem(--install)
>  subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
> Errors were encountered while processing hsfmodem
> i browsed this page: http://www.fifi.org/doc/devfsd/README.Debian
> which says:
> "/etc/devfs/symlinks.d and /etc/devfs/symlinks are deprecated and will be
> removed in a future version.  /etc/devfs/conf.d files can do every type of
> sym-link creation you could desire."
> is it possible that my version of devfs is not supported since it
> doesn't make use of symlink anymore?
> help is very much appreciated. thank you so much!
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