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Old 04-22-2003, 05:24 PM   #1
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Modem operations

Red Hat Advanced server 2.1 - I have setup the modem device however in RH 8.0 on the device page I could active the modem but on Advance Server that option is not their. How to initial the modem so I can get to the web.
Old 04-22-2003, 06:09 PM   #2
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What does your /etc/resolv.conf look like? You may need your ISP nameserver numbers in it. Here is mine:
# Configuring a pci modem
To configure a pci modem, open an x terminal and su - to the root account:
[phil@fancypiper phil]$ su -
[root@fancypiper root]# cat /proc/pci
Look for your modem in the returned list. Look for something similar to mine:
  Bus  2, device   2, function  0:
    Communication controller: PCI device 151f:0000 (TOPIC SEMICONDUCTOR Corp) (rev 0).
      IRQ 5.
      I/O at 0xc400 [0xc407].
With this info, I use the setserial command:
[root@fancypiper root]# setserial /dev/ttyS2 irq 5 port 0xc400 uart 16550a
Then I test the modem with the internet connection wizard and it works. I edit /etc/rc.d/rc.local and enter the setserial command:
[root@fancypiper root]# pico -w /etc/rc.d/rc.local
My file for an example
# Redhat /etc/rc.d/rc.local file
# This script will be executed *after* all the other init scripts.
# You can put your own initialization stuff in here if you don't
# want to do the full Sys V style init stuff.

touch /var/lock/subsys/local
# configure modem
setserial /dev/ttyS2 irq 5 port 0xc400 uart 16550a
Now, it remains configured after a reboot.
Some links if that doesn't fix it.
# Modem and connection troubleshooting
Modem NHFs
Conexant/Rockwell modem HOWTO
The kppp Handbook
Dial-up Networking Configuration Using KDE's Kppp
Troubleshooting ISP Connection Problems
Connecting to AOL with Linux

# Redhat links
Red Hat Linux Manuals
Maximum RPM
Easier software management: APT-RPM - Red Carpet
Red Hat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Redhat 8.0 configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
Configure X server:
Configure network:

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