[GLLUG] Plug'n'Play Modem

Sean picasso@madflower.com
Tue, 23 Jul 2002 23:37:40 -0400 (EDT)

Go get minicom it is on rpmfind.net or kermit 
(http://www.columbia.edu/kermit/)  It should help you troubleshoot
it. It sounds like you arent getting the link to the correct serial
device. I am guessing you have two onboard serial outputs and then the 3rd 
one is the modemblaster. (or you may have them disabled in bios.) then you 
at least know what device you are working with since I would _assume_ 
linux and windows might map the pnp stuff to different devices or irqs. 

Once you find that, i think you have to link the device to /dev/modem 
which is also another place you might want to check and make sure that 
link is to the correct device. 

Other than that someone else will ahve to help =) I havent set up a modem 
under linux in 3-4 years =) 

On Tue, 23 Jul 2002, Chick Tower wrote:

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