(Repost as a new thread upon suggestion of finegan
At our company, we need a modem in order to send faxes. We've first tried with an USB modem but now given up. Since the Serial port is already taken by another device, we bought a PCI Serial card in order to connect the modem there.
The PCI Card we bought is the following:
: 2S PCI Serial card RS-232 32/64-Bit with 2 x FIFO 16C950, (3.3V and 5V)
There's even a step-by-step installation instruction for Linux
The spot in the installation instructions where they say that in the file /proc/pci I should find an information like "Vendor id=1409, Device id=7168" however lost me a little bit, since it didn't appear in my file. So I did the following:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03)
00:0e.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
00:0f.0 Serial controller: Oxford Semiconductor Ltd EXSYS EX-41092 Dual 16950 Serial adapter
00:0f.1 Parallel controller: Oxford Semiconductor Ltd: Unknown device 9500
00:14.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
00:14.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:14.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
00:14.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage IIC AGP (rev 3a)
The lines I'm emphasizing above appeared only when the card was inserted, so I suppose they refer to it. Then I checked the /proc/pci file again. Here are the lines that appear only when the card is inserted:
Bus 0, device 15, function 0:
Class 0700: PCI device 1415:950a (rev 0).
I/O at 0x2440 [0x245f].
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0x42000000 [0x42000fff].
I/O at 0x2460 [0x247f].
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0x42100000 [0x42100fff].
Bus 0, device 15, function 1:
Class 0701: PCI device 1415:9500 (rev 0).
I/O at 0x2430 [0x2437].
I/O at 0x2438 [0x243f].
I/O at 0x2480 [0x249f].
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0x42200000 [0x42200fff].
So I then proceeded with setserial as follows, using the hexadecimal addresses emphasized above:
setserial /dev/ttyS2 uart 16550A port 0x2440 irq 10 baud_base 921600 spd_normal skip_test auto_irq
setserial /dev/ttyS3 uart 16550A port 0x2460 irq 10 baud_base 921600 spd_normal skip_test auto_irq
Now the problem: whenever I run "wvdialconf /etc/wvdial.conf" and get the message:
Sorry, no modem was detected! Is it in use by another program?
Did you configure it properly with setserial?
First I had them on ttyS1 and ttyS2 respectively, but the computer used to lock (keyboard. network, screen) whenever I run wvdialconf. Is there an IRQ problem somewhere? I know the devices ttyS1, ttyS2 and ttyS3 are free.