Bug 18604 - vgetty broken with ISA USR 56K modem
vgetty broken with ISA USR 56K modem
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mgetty (Show other bugs)
7.0
i386 Linux
medium Severity high
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Assigned To: Jason Vas Dias
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Reported: 2000-10-07 10:35 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:29 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-06-03 19:54:16 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2000-10-07 10:35:02 EDT
vgetty is broken.  After changing /etc/inittab to include vgetty I got
something like this in /var/log/messages,

Oct  5 08:40:12 kilgore mgetty[8440]: vgetty: experimental test release
0.9.16 / 10Aug00: Function not implemented
Oct  5 08:40:12 kilgore mgetty[8440]: reading program vm configuration from
config file /etc/mgetty+sendfax/voice.conf: Function not implemented
Oct  5 08:40:12 kilgore mgetty[8440]: opening voice modem device: Function
not implemented
Oct  5 08:40:12 kilgore mgetty[8440]: opened voice modem device /dev/ttyS1:
Function not implemented
...

I found a patch to the redhat source package mgetty-1.1.22-1.src.rpm on the
vgetty homepage that fixes the problem.

http://www-internal.alphanet.ch/~schaefer/vgetty/global_patches/CURRENT/

mgetty-1.1.22-to-current.bz2

The mgetty.spec used was posted to the mgetty+sendfax mailing list.  I've
put this online at,

http://www.eps.mcgill.ca/~steeve/out/mgetty.spec.gz
Comment 1 thalakan 2000-10-11 01:53:37 EDT
I can confirm this behavior on an i486 DX2/66 with a US Robotics Sportster 33.6.
Comment 2 Scott Wilburn 2000-12-09 10:24:23 EST
I see this problem with a USR modem. Also had it with RH 6.2 after an mgetty
upgrade.
Comment 3 Jason Vas Dias 2005-06-03 19:54:16 EDT
Just closing out old bugs here. This one is definitely fixed with
current mgetty releases.

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