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Date:      Tue, 10 Oct 1995 22:55:18 -0700
From:      Bill Fenner <fenner@parc.xerox.com>
To:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   How to reset serial port?
Message-ID:  <199510110555.WAA00214@fenestro.parc.xerox.com>

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I'm finally getting bitten by the age-old UNIX problem of sucky serial port
handling.  I installed the 'hylafax' package from 2.0.5, ran 'faxaddmodem'
and got the afm-tar.Z so that textfmt would work, and hylafax tries to send
a job, gets connected, and then hangs.  The process is waiting on ttyin:

   66   162   156   0   3  0   764  896 ttyin  I     ??    0:00.27 faxsend -m cuaa0 sendq/q1

I can't kill it, turning the modem on and off does no good, even if I flip
CD around and various other tricks.

Is there any way other than continuously rebooting to debug this problem?

I'm running -stable as of last Saturday.

Thanks,
  Bill



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