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I have just installed fedora on an acer 4100 (p3 650) . I didn't have the modem connected when I did the install expecting it would be found on boot up. The modem works fine ( I using it now on another fedora box). It is not being found on boot. I have change the serial port settings to all available but still not found. How can I tell if the serial ports are working and found under Fedora and then if they are fine, how do I load the modem. The modem is an external. I am very new to this so please keep the instructions simple. Thanks
I didn't have the modem connected when I did the install
Easy and hard way. If you are not really up to speed on how to modprobe, etc, etc... It might be easier to install WITH the modem connected. If you want to try the hard way, just anser back and I can try to step you through it...
OK since I haven't heard back from anyone I try a reinstall....still no joy. If I run KPPP and query the modem I get 'unable to open modem'. If I change to ttys0 I get 'modem does not respond' If I change to ttys1 i get 'the modem is busy'. Any helpers.....
Not running modprobe....I don't know what module is needed. I have reinstalled Fedora to see if it would pick up the modem. I am wondering if the COM port is working ...how do I check to see if com1 is working??
Since I have no idea what I'm doing in linux I installed windows. There are no com1 or 2 but there is a com 3 and 4. So my guess is that linux is trying the /dev/modem on com 1 which doesn't exist...how do I change the configuration to use another com port??
Problem solved......from windows I discovered that I don't have com 1 or 2 but i have com 3 and 4...dunno why. I have then ran this "/bin/setserial -b /dev/ttyS2 IRQ 3" to assign an IRQ to com 3 (ttyS2) and then pointed KPPP to ttyS2 and away she goes.