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Sorry about sending to the LPD group, I at first thought it was a "help
line" I do appericate the e-mails that you have sent me, however. They
pointed me in the right direction and I got my modem working after figuring
out WTF I was doing. If you would like I could type up a doc on it, but it
was not much really. Just this:
Check what the modem is set to in Windows (COM3, IRQ5, 03E8)
pnpdump > /etc/isapnp.conf
ln -s /dev/ttyS2/dev/modem
Console responds with:
"/dev/ttyS2 Port: COM3 UART: 16550A Port: 0x03e8 IRQ: 4"
setserial /dev/ttyS2 port 0x03e8 irq 5
Works like a charm except it is not sticky. I have to do that every time I
restart... but someone said something about a rc.local file and that I had
to edit it. Not sure where that is or what to put.. but I will find it.
I appericate your help, thank you very much.
----- Original Message -----
From: Rahul Joshi <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2000 11:05 AM
Subject: Re: Feedback
> Hello Casey Cain,
> I too have a Best Data Products internal PnP modem. Normally PnP
> rarely work under Linux. I had to work for about 15 days to get it work
> under Linux. Don't worry, I will tell you what I have done. (You'll need
> Windows installed)
> 1. Tell the BIOS that you are not using a PnP OS from the CMOS setup.
> 2. Now start Windows and let it reconfigure. See the settings (IRQ) for
> port to which the modem is connected from the System Properites.
> 3. Now start Linux. As the kernel boots, you should notice that it has
> detected three serial ports instead of the usual two. At this stage, you
> also need to reconfigure Linux, if you use RedHat 6.1.
> 4. Now set the IRQ of your modem port (probably /dev/ttyS2) to that set up
> in Windows. For eg. if it was 10 then give the command
> # setserial /dev/ttyS2 irq 10
> 5. Now see if the modem can be detected by using the command "wvdialconf".
> If it finds a modem on one of the ports, it will inform you.
> For more information, refer to the Modem-HOWTO, PnP-HOWTO and other
> documents at the LDP site http://www.linuxdoc.org
> In case the above info. was useful to setup your modem please send a mail
> Well, to be strict, you will not get any such technical information about
> Linux from this discussion list.(The HOWTO's are there for that). But I
> decided to reply to this one.
> >I have a ISA modem; Motorola VoiceSURFR 56K Internal PnP... and well
> >simply put, I am having some difficulty getting it setup. I have tried
> >think) every COM port (if that is what that /dev/ttyS0 and other listings
> >in KPPP Setup under the KDE desktop are) and all I seem to get for a
> >response is "Modem is Busy" or "Sorry, the modem did not respond."
> >Thank you very much,
> >Casey Cain
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