Anyone else got a non-working GSM modem?

andy selby andyfrommk at
Thu Aug 2 19:37:34 CEST 2007

> Sometimes I've had to restart it.
> /etc/init.d/gsmd stop
> /etc/init.d/gsmd start
> I don't believe restart works.  The gui doesn't seem to realize the modem
> has come up when you enable it that way.  I have only been able to make
> calls through the dialer if gsmd is working at startup.  I added a little
> script to stop/start the gsm daemon at the end of the init process (just
> before X starting) and that seemed to help.
Thanks for everyones input.
I can start and stop gsmd but issuing the libgsmd-tool -m shell
command results in this error message- (including typo)
# ERROR reding from gsm_fd
The wiki recommends disabling the getty on ttySAC0 in /etc/inittab/,
which line am I looking for?

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