Many thanks to all who responded on my Debian question.
My new PC came with the ubiquitable winmodem, namely a Connexant HSF. This is
not critical as I have always connected with an external modem, albeit only a
Upon perusing linmodem.org I came across a driver for Connexant 'soft
modems'. Everything installs fine and confirms that the modem may be accessed
as /dev/ttyHSF0 or by a symlink to /dev/modem. Unfortunately the external is
already symlinked to /dev/modem and resides on /dev/ttyS0.
No amount of attempting to symlink the Connexant will work and the
instructions from the driver site are beyond my limited linux experience.
Having consulted some of the other linux documentation I have, I attempted
'echo "ATDTXXX-XXX/n" >/dev/ttyHSF0' as root, only to get the error message
KPPP, my usual connection, does not offer /dev/ttyHSF0 as an option (I am not
surprised at this). How can I go about:
1) checking the modem works
and if it does
2) achieving a connection
I know the Connexant driver is loaded as a module and must confess that I am
no expert with modules preferring instead that devices I need are loaded at
Any help much appreciated.
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