MODEM SET UP
This tutorial does not cover dialing out and connecting to an ISP. To do that you will need to install pppd (review PPP tutorial). Only
serial modems are covered in this tutorial and the discussion is limited
to getting Monkey to recognize which port it is connected to. Here are
1. Connect serial modem to the computer, plug in, and turn on.
2. Power on computer, boot Monkey Linux, and log in as 'root'.
3. Tell Monkey which port the modem is connected to. In Monkey,
COM1 is ttyS0 and COM2 is ttyS1.
cd /dev CHANGE TO /dev DIRECTORY
ls -l modem LIST DEFAULT MODEM CONNECTION
rm modem REMOVE OLD LINK
ln -s ttyS0 modem CREATE NEW LINK TO MODEM
4. See if Monkey can communicate with the modem. After issuing
the following command a bunch of text should appear on the
screen. Pay no attention to the meaning of the text. If you
see a light flash on the modem then there's a connection.
stty -a < /dev/modem
If you get an error after issuing the ‘stty -a < /dev/modem’ command
then you’ll need to go back to step 3 and try linking to a different
port. I’ve been told to steer clear of /dev/cua* ports (where * is equal to 0,1,2,...) because they’ve been phased out in new Linux kernels.