Modems? Anyone?

Rick Stevens rstevens at
Thu Nov 20 20:27:39 UTC 2003

A.J. Bonnema wrote:
> Preston Crawford wrote:
>> Just wondering if all modems are having problems or just certain ones 
>> (like my old
>> internal ISA modem). Comcast still isn't up. Those idiots are so 
>> incompetent that
>> I like will not be able to get my cable modem running for quite a 
>> while. So I'd
>> like to buy an external modem today while I wait for DSL. Does anyone 
>> know if all
>> modems are having a problem or just certain ones? An external serial 
>> modem should
>> work fine, right? Preston
> Hi,
> I have a E-TECH E56RVP+ external modem that worked fine under RH 9.0. 
> However, every now and again I get a kudzu screen: do you want to delete 
> this hardware profile? The hardware does not seem to be connected.
> And I really have no idea how to check whether the modem is recognized 
> by the kernel. I tried dmesg, but I just can't find it.
> It's quite annoying, because I need it for my electronic banking 
> application (still only works from modem).
> A suggestion, anyone?

Don't delete the profile.  Have you tried using minicom to talk to the
modem?  If you can still talk to it (and if it's an external serial
modem, there's no reason you can't), then next time kudzu asks that
question, click on "Do nothing".  It shouldn't ask that question
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