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[ale] Need Advise
- Subject: [ale] Need Advise
- From: pfrostie at yahoo.com (phrostie)
- Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 20:17:50 -0500
i think the most common problem that i've come across have been with the
/dev/<name> on some systems it's /dev/ttyS1 on others is is /dev/modem on
some it was /dev/cua<something> .
whatever dialer you are using you need to make sure that it is pointing at
your hardware correctly.
On Friday 24 May 2002 19:12, you wrote:
> Hi everyone, I'm new to the list, so forgive me if this is not the correct
> forum for my question. I'm a newbie to Linux, and enjoying the freedom
> from Microsoft.
> I just installed Mandrake 8.1 in my old PC (Acer Aspire) AMD K6, 233 Mhz,
> 128 RAM, 6 gig hard drive. Everything is working great, except for the
> modem (. . . it's not a Winmodem). The entire machine is running on Linux
> (Mandrake 8.1). I took out entirely the previous OS, Windows 98.
> I'm getting a "modem is busy" signal, every time.
> The phone line is working, and the modem is new. The modem is a U.S.
> Robotics 56K, PCI, V90/V92, internal, model 5610B. It is advertised as
> Linux compatible.
> So far I've tried the following:
> 1-checked the true address of the serial port by comparing what I see with
> the command lspci and setserial. Both addresses are the same.
> 2-Checked the IRQ, and it's the correct one
> 3-Checked BIOS and disabled plug-n-play.
> 4-re-installed Mandrake
> 5-moved the card to another PCI slot
> I'm running out of options, and would appreciate any advise.
Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of DOS,
and danced the skies on Linux silvered wings.
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