Bug 18604 - vgetty broken with ISA USR 56K modem
Summary: vgetty broken with ISA USR 56K modem
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mgetty   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Jason Vas Dias
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Reported: 2000-10-07 14:35 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:29 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-06-03 23:54:16 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2000-10-07 14:35:02 UTC
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.



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


Comment 1 thalakan 2000-10-11 05:53:37 UTC
I can confirm this behavior on an i486 DX2/66 with a US Robotics Sportster 33.6.

Comment 2 Scott Wilburn 2000-12-09 15:24:23 UTC
I see this problem with a USR modem. Also had it with RH 6.2 after an mgetty

Comment 3 Jason Vas Dias 2005-06-03 23:54:16 UTC
Just closing out old bugs here. This one is definitely fixed with
current mgetty releases.

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