[GLLUG] Plug'n'Play Modem

Chick Tower c.tower@express56.com
Tue, 23 Jul 2002 21:53:31 -0500

I've been trying to get my modem to work with Mandrake 8.1 without much
success.  The modem is a Creative Labs Modemblaster, an ISA hardware modem
which is Plug'n'Play compatible and which has jumpers to manually configure
it.  I've found a couple of Web pages with directions on how to make PnP
modems work with Linux, using setserial, pnpdump, and isapnp, and I've
followed the directions, but whenever I try to dial from KDE or Gnome the
message given is that the modem doesn't respond.  (I don't seem to have a
command-line terminal program, like mincom/minicom or kermit.)  I've also
tried using the modem's jumpers to disable PnP and manually configure it,
but then Win98SE doesn't seem to want to work with it.  From my reading, it
appears an external modem would be easier to work with, but I already have
an otherwise perfectly serviceable internal modem, so I would rather
configure it and also save on desk space.  Therefore, I have three

1)  Should it be possible for Linux (specifically Mandrake 8.1) to work with
a PnP modem?

2)  Would it be easier for Linux to work with the modem if PnP were

3)  Can anyone direct me to a resource that describes how to configure a
non-PnP modem for use with Win98SE?