> Basically my problem is that I can't talk to the modem at all ! I
> win98 on the same machine (I know the work of Satan etc) and it
> the modem is installed and working fine. When I run the diags that
> it it also reports that the modem is fine, however I can't dial out.
can't dial out with Windows or Linux?
> Anyway I was really just using win98 to tell me the IRQ and IO
> it (irq 5 dff0-dff7, d800-d8ff). So in linux (RedHat 6.0) I used
> to set IRQ 5 for /dev/ttyS1 and also to set the port to 0xDFF0, but
> then run setserial on /dev/ttyS1 it doesn't report a 16550A UART but
> "unknown". Chat reports that it can't get the terminal i/o values,
> I run minicom and type "at" which should I think give me an "ok" it
> sits there.
>> Am I missing something really obvious here ?
Unfortunately yes. Approx. 99 % of all PCI modems are what are called
'winmodems'. These are basically crippled modems which do most of the
work in software unlike a real modem which uses hardware to do most of
its work. These are the tools of satan, they are absolutely dedicated
to Windows and won't even work in DOS. As far as I know, there is*no*
way that a WinModem can currently be made to work in Linux.
This is the single most asked question on this list. Have a look at
the archives (www.linux.ie) and see the many discussions. At least if
the archives are restored, they were moved recently and may not go
back very far.
Of course, if what you have is not a WinModem, forget all the above.
However, this is unlikely.
The short answer to this and most modem woes is get an external modem,
as these are almost always compatible with Linux, and are generally
less trouble anyway, e.g. since they can be easily reset by switching
> Also how do you use setserial
> to set a range of values for the ioport ? It seems that it just
> to set one value. B.T.W when I run setserial on /dev/ttyS0 it gives
> values I would expect.
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