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Re: The Modem Chicken and the Egg Question: Newbie Alert



On Fri, 19 Mar 2004 21:37:49 -0000
"J Simpson V21" <hubblesimpson members v21 co uk> wrote:

> Hi
> Thank you very much to Bill who noticed my error ( and to others for
> helpful comments), when I typed it correctly, I got
> 
> > If it is not enabled in hardware, it will show:
> > /dev/ttyS3, UART: unknown, Port: 0x02e8, IRQ: 3
> 
> Pete then suggested that:
> 
> > 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".
> 
> I really don't know how to do that and unfortunately the man
> setserial didn't make much sense to me.
> 
> Could someone make it simpler?
> Do I just type in setserial /dev/ttyS3 port 0x02e8 irq 3 ?
> Do I need to know something more about my modem?  Am I going to have
> to open up the box?
> 

Instructions for getting your modem working are here:

    http://www.pcquest.com/content/linux/handson/101071110.asp

The 'driver' file for RedHat 9 is here:

    http://www.motorola.com/softmodem/sm56_download.htm#linux


                                            Tom




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