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Re: [Fwd: The modem chicken and egg question? Newbie Alert!]



On March 14, 2004 08:49 am, Roger Beever wrote:
> -----Forwarded Message-----
>
> > From: J Simpson V21 <hubblesimpson members v21 co uk>
> > To: redhat-list redhat com
> > Cc: g6ckr rogernet net
> > Subject: The modem chicken and egg question?  Newbie Alert!
> > Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2004 13:52:20 +0000
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > >Sent on behalf of Janet who has just joined from the Linuxathome yahoo
> >
> > group and taken to plunge in trying RH9.
> >
> > >Hi
> >
> >   We have a problem with a Motorola SM56 PCI Speakerphone.
> > The wizard does not find it on the newly installed RH 9 system.
> > We have found a drive on the Motorola site at
> > http://www.motorola.com/softmodem/driver.htm via
> > http://www.linmodems.org and since the system is dual boot I have
> > recommended saving to floppy but I'm not sure of the exact steps from
> > there. There are some short instructions but I'm not sure they will work
> > if the RPM is on a floppy.
> >
> > >Could someone please explain / expand on how to to get the RPM installed
> >
> > and the modem working.
> >
> > >But please keep the steps Newbie sized.
> > >This will enable another member to join the Linux community and no doubt
> >
> > me to learn a bit as well.
> >
> > >Thanks in advance.
> > >
> > >Roger
> >
> > Roger sent the above message on my behalf.  Before I start doing all of
> > the above, please clarify for me.  Redhat lists Motorola SM56 PCI
> > Speakerphone modem as certified and give it a letter 4 for installation
> > which means it is the easiest.
> >
> > It says:
> > Install on PPM from the Red Hat Linux Installation CD during
> > installation. So I presume it did everything during installation.
> >
> > When I do the internet configuration wizard, it says modem not found
> > after probing, but it comes up with ttyso.  But my modem is on com 4
> > which is ttyS3.  I have changed the setting, but how do I get it to look
> > on com 4. Or is this the wrong idea all together and should I be working
> > with the driver I have downloaded?
> >
> > Thank you in advance.  Will pick up your messages tomorrow on digest
> >
> > Regards.
> >
> > Janet
> >
> > Sending in this message again, as it didn't seem to get through.
> >
> > Regards
> > Janet
>
> Janet is still having trouble posting so I am doing a forward.
> Normally I would trim but since this is the first post in effect I have
> left it intact.
> Also I have ADSL here so I'm no good on modem issues.
> Please remember it's Janet that needs the answers and she at the just
> installed Linux for the first time and can't get the modem to work
> stage.
> Regards Roger


Hi,
Is the com port availble?
Try, as root:
setserial /dev/ttyS3

If should return something like:
/dev/ttyS3, UART:  16550A, Port: 0x02e8, IRQ: 3

If it is not enabled in hardware, it will show:
/dev/ttyS3, UART: unknown, Port: 0x02e8, IRQ: 3

If needed, you can use setserial to change i/o & irq to match your hardware 
setings:
setserial /dev/ttyS3 port 0x02e8 irq 3
Have a look at "man seterial".

Hope that helps.
-- 
Pete Nesbitt, rhce




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