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I was trying to use 'seyon' to dial up in the xterm of X-window. After I type 'seyon', then press return, I got the message which is showed below:
  Initialization error
Modem initialization routine failed.
Possible causes:
* no modem device is specified.
* modem device is locked.
* failure to open modem device(e.g. non-existent port, insufficient permission, etc).
Suggested action:
* check that you specified the correct port.
* check that no other process is using the modem.
I actually specified the correct port(cau1--com1:under DOS which works fine with no problems in win95) during setup configure procedure.It's impossible that other process is using the modem, and I did see a link file modem -> cua1 under /dev. How come?

your help will be appreciated!

Wu


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To check if there is another process on the device, look at:
/usr/spool/uucp or /var/lock

> cau1--com1:under DOS
  ^^^^^^^^^^
No, no, ..  cua0 is DOS's COM1 !

> modem -> cua1 under /dev. How come?
This link was probably generated during installation.
You should set it to the right device. Some HOWTOs even tell you not to use the cua* devices but the ttyS* instead.

Then use "minicom -s" as user root to check basic functionality of your modem.
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Sorry, I mistook! The 'cau1 com1: under DOS' should be cua1 com2: under DOS. I did correct option!

I can't use ttys* instead of cua*.I can't type in anything in menu option during setup configure.

Go into Linux as soon as I turn computer on. So it is impossible that another process is using modem.
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ttyS*  **not**  ttys*

> I can't type in anything in menu option
What do you mean by that?
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You are right. The ttyS* is not ttys*, but this is not the reason
which causes my problem.

"I can't type in anything in menu option" means when I setup configure during installation, it's a menu option allows me choose cau0, cau1, cau2 & cau3 only. No chance to type in anything.
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I login as root, then go to /dev. I delete 'modem' link file using 'rm' command. Then, I tyied all ways below:

   ln -s /dev/cua1 /dev/modem
   ln -s /dev/ttyS1 /dev/modem
   setserial /dev/cua1 auto_irq
   setserial /dev/modem autoconfig

The linux still coundn't recognize modem. No response from modem.
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