Originally posted by firstname.lastname@example.org
I upgraded Red Hat v7 from kernel 2.2 to 2.4 thinking that I would then be able to use my modem.
I still do not have a modem. Can someone give me a primer on what steps I have to take to be able to use my modem?
Depends a lot on what kind of modem. PlugandPray? External?
Get the modem functional. For plug and play I use 'pnpdump > /etc/isapnp.conf' which tickles your pnp devices and makes them barf their contents to the file /etc/isapnp.conf. Check to see if you already have a file like this before you start!)
<usually> setup a link from /dev/ttySn to /dev/modem (where n is the serial tty your modem is setup as. ie: ttyS0 -> dos 'com1', ttyS1 -> dos 'com2', etc... This can make management of the device easier if you change the isapnp.conf settings.
Setup your dialer (wvdial for me). You can also play in minicom to get a command set/setup string you can live with.
Get an autodialing script if you want. (wvdial.dod in SuSE - don't know much 'bout RedHat).