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RE: [SLUG] Connecting external Modem
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- Subject: RE: [SLUG] Connecting external Modem
- From: "Chris Barnes" <runtimeerror@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed May 15 18:50:02 2002
i've heard the USR modems can be a little tricky...althogh having never
owned one i cant back this up, but i would have thought as long as it is
used just like any generic modem it should be fine.
Firstly make sure your serial ports are enabled in bios, or if you have a
serial IO card with jumpers, make sure the port is enabled on the card.
assuming you have standard serial ports there shouldn't be much problem but
if you have non-standard ports then your kernel may not be able to handle
this..you may need to recompile your kernel to support non-standard serial
if your still having trouble, maybe consider using Linuxconf...i comes with
RedHat, but you may need to install the RPM from the redhat cd-rom. this
comes with a modem detect feature so it might make your life a little
hope that helps
From: slug-admin@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:slug-admin@xxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of
Sent: Wednesday, 15 May 2002 8:40 AM
Subject: [SLUG] Connecting external Modem
I have a machine running RedHat 7.2 and have connected an external
modem to it through the spare serial port. The machine is an old
Pentium 133. Kudzu didn't detect the device and when I do a statserial
on either serial port I only get /dev/ttyS1 come back with any details
and the /dev/ttyS0 isn't detected.
Can anyone advise what the best procedure is to make connection to the
modem and establish communication.
The external modem I connected was a US Robotics 56k voice/fax.
Thanks in advance.
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