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Old 03-14-2004, 09:39 AM   #1
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Finding out the location of my modem and scrol mice


Hello,
I have two questions....the first one is my 56k modem is currently in COM3...Where would this be located in /dev ?

Question 2: How can I configure XFree86 to recognize the scrolling wheel on my mouse?

Much thanks appreciated
 
Old 03-14-2004, 03:29 PM   #2
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"my 56k modem is currently in COM3...Where would this be located in /dev ?"

If this is an externel modem then it is at /dev/ttyS2. If this is a winmodem then its location could vary depending on where the driver thinks it is. You can use:
dmesg | grep ttyS
to see what boot detected.

"How can I configure XFree86 to recognize the scrolling wheel on my mouse?"

You have to configure the mouse section of /etc/X11/XF86Config.

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Old 03-14-2004, 03:43 PM   #3
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It's internal...While I'm in windows, it says COM3...It's actually the 3rd PCI slot from the bottom...Sorry I said it wrong...It is not a winmodem...I bought it from newegg.com It is a hardware 56k modem
 
Old 03-14-2004, 04:14 PM   #4
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".It is not a winmodem...I bought it from newegg.com It is a hardware 56k modem"

If it is a real modem then it should be on /dev/ttyS2.

You can use:
dmesg | grep ttyS
to see what boot detected.

Also you can use minicom to send the ATZ command to every device from /dev/ttyS0 through /dev/ttyS7 and see which device responds with OK.

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Old 03-14-2004, 05:53 PM   #5
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Could you explain to me what minicom is?
 
Old 03-14-2004, 08:54 PM   #6
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"Could you explain to me what minicom is?"

minicom is a communications program for dial out connections. Slackware has minicom somewhere. It is either installed on your system or on the Slackware install CD.

Section 11.3 of this HOWTO tells you how to use minicom to test out your modem:

http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Modem-HOWTO-11.html

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Old 03-14-2004, 08:57 PM   #7
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Thank you...As soon as I boot back into slack I will try it
 
Old 03-14-2004, 09:18 PM   #8
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Just becuase you stuck a PCI 56k modem card into your box doesn't mean that you have a hardware modem. At a guess, I think you have a winmodem.

I did the same thing - bought a AUD$30 card thinking it would install easily and then realised it was still a winmodem.

Do a hardware compatibility search, then perhaps consider a new modem. Winmodems will work and you may find a simple solution, but you may end up spending months on the project.
 
Old 03-14-2004, 09:21 PM   #9
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RE - the mouse.

This one is easy to fix. Do just a few searches - you'll find the answer no worries. There is a few lines to type into your XF86 config file. It is a breeze. Press save and restart XF86.

Can't recall the line details from memory.
 
Old 03-14-2004, 09:49 PM   #10
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It is not a winmodem...I know this for a fact. The CD even came with Linux drivers...I just got errors because I don't know where my modem is located in /dev
 
Old 03-14-2004, 10:15 PM   #11
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my hardware modem works off ttyS4. I had to type ttyS4 in when configuring it cause it didn't show up in the drop down menu.

btw mine doesn't show up in /dev/modems/

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Old 03-15-2004, 06:03 AM   #12
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Ok, when I type lspci -vv and lspci.....It shows that it recognizes a modem....this is what it says next to it

01:0a.0 SmartLink 56K Modem etc

Does that help?

Also, It's in the 3rd PCI slot from the bottom...WIndows says COM3

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