On Sat 16 Jul 2005 14:58, Paschal Nee wrote:
> I'm looking for some help getting a modem working on Linux
> Based on the above, as far as I can see, the card knows the correct
> port/IRQ as does the driver. When I fire up minicom to see if all this has
> worked I get nothing. An "AT" command does not get the "OK" response it
> should - there's just a blank screen.
This is really the blind trying to lead the blind,
as I haven't used a serial modem (or an ISA device) for years.
But I always found minicom rather difficult to get going,
and preferred cu (which may only come as part of uucp?), kermit and mgetty,
at least to see what is happening.
Did you try "minicom -s".
Also are you sure the device is on ttyS0 and not ttyS1?
Do you have to connect the ISA card to the serial port in some way?
[That's probably a very ignorant question.]
What happens if you say "cat < /dev/modem" ?
I always preferred external modems; their flashing lights
at least give one the illusion of progress.
Incidentally, I didn't think winmodems were ever ISA devices?
There must be thousands of external modems around,
with everyone gone over to broadband.
I'm sure there must be lots in a cupboard somewhere in UCD Computer Centre.
Maybe they would lend you one for a few days?
Or is the Computer Centre at UCD peopled by ogres, like TCD?
But hopefully someone who knows what they are talking about will respond.
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