Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 6507
fatal crash when trying to delete nonexisting modem
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:52 EDT
rp3 reported a fatal crash (core dump) when I
tried to delete the only registered modem on ttyS0.
(When running rp3 for the first time, the modem
which is really on ttyS1 was misdetected on ttyS0,
probably because it was in use at the time.).
The only way I was able to get rid of the ttyS0
modem entry was to delet /etc/wvdial.conf
As far as "misdection" goes, you are correct that it cannot
detect a modem that is currently in use. There's not much of
a way around that, unfortunately. It just didn't look at that
device that was in use and took the next best. If there really
was not a modem on that device, it should have told you that it
couldn't automatically detect a modem, and was offering you its
The fatal crash, I think, is fixed in our current development
sources. We're trying to track down a different bug before
doing a new release.
We are releasing rp3-1.0.1-1 as an errata update to Red Hat
Linux 6.1. Please see if it fixes this bug for you. We expect
it to do so, but it's always possible that we fixed a different
bug from the one you are experiencing.
We'll assume that rp3-1.0.1 fixes this problem. Please reopen
this bug report if you find otherwise. Thanks!