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Monkey Linux
current version 06
released 9/5/1997
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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 the steps:
     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.
 

 
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