Finding out the location of my modem and scrol mice
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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.
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