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Old 12-01-2002, 09:47 PM   #1
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problems with detecting modem


I have Mandrake 8.0, and I recently got a U.S.Robotics 56K Internal Fax Modem, model 5610B. It says on the box that the modem is supported by linux, and the drivers are in the kernel ver2.3 and higher. However, when I ran KPP's query modem, for every possible device I tried it wouldn't work (/dev/modem, ttyS1-3). Then I found by viewing the /etc/sysconfig/hwconf that my modem is the device /dev/ttyS4, which isn't on the device list of KPP or any other internet configuration program I've seen. How will I get my computer to recognize my modem?
 
Old 12-02-2002, 01:00 AM   #2
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Try plugging your modem into com 3 or tty2, cause i think it's in com5 now if i'm not mistaken?

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Old 12-02-2002, 05:46 AM   #3
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Try linking dev/modem(which should be listed in kppp>device)to ttyS4.
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Old 01-13-2003, 11:51 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by lynch
Try linking dev/modem(which should be listed in kppp>device)to ttyS4.
lynch
OK, Linux to English translation please?

What do I have to type in the command line to achieve this?

I'm having the same problem out of my modem.
 
Old 01-14-2003, 08:15 PM   #5
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ln -s /dev/ttyS4 /dev/modem
 
Old 06-23-2003, 11:46 AM   #6
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Mandrake 9.1 reinstalls old /dev/modem/ link over new one.

Hello,

I had the same problem when I installed Mandrake 9.1 on my machine which has a USR5610b. I deleted the old symlink, which pointed to ttyS3 and created a new link pointing to ttyS4. The modem works fine and I connect with no hassles. The problem is when I end my session or boot the next day. Mandrake reinstalls the old link pointing to ttyS3 and I have to go through the process of creating a new link again before connecting to the internet. This has gotten tiresome in a hurry. Any ideas? Appreicate any help you can give me.

Thanks,

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Old 06-23-2003, 01:21 PM   #7
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Your USR modem is on COM5 by design (sigh!). In Windows you can change this with a registry hack. Open Regedit and do a search on COM5. You will find two instances. In the first, change COM5 to COM4, say. In the second, delete the whole COM5 alias entry. Your modem will now be on COM4.

This works, but doing it didn't enable my USR modem. I put this down to the vagaries of WinLinux, which I am about to give up on.

If you use this method please post as to whether it solved your problem.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 07:08 PM   #8
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RIS,

My machine is new, it only has Mandrake Linux loaded right now. Its funny that you mention Windows. No matter what I do I can't get it to install. Dosen't matter if I use the floppy drive or CD drive as the boot device. Always get error msgs about it being a invalid boot device or an invalid boot disk. Have tried booting DOS, Win95, and Win98 from floppies and CD. My machine snubbed each attempt. Does not like Billyware I guess. Sad thing is I would like to get Windows on the hard drive if just for a short time. My new motherboard BIOS ugrades, drivers and patches can only be installed in a Windows environment. Intel still has a ways to go in supporting Linux, they have some files that will upgrade RH 9.0 and SUSE but I don't want to risk screwing up my motherboard just yet.

There should be a way to fix this problem within MDK 9.1. I just have to learn more about MDK and Linux in general. Some where in MDK is overwriting my attempt to create a new device link for /dev/modem. I just have to find out where.
 
Old 06-24-2003, 02:32 PM   #9
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HansErick

Thanks for the comeback. Sorry I was of no help. On thinking it over, why would changing the Windows Registry entries have any effect on Linux at all ... ?

I am woefully ignorant but, with your Windows problem, would uninstalling Linux, converting the whole drive to a FAT system, and installing Windows do any good? Don't shoot!! Then reinstall Linux, of course. Others will know better than I.

Regards ... RIS
 
Old 06-24-2003, 08:43 PM   #10
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RIS,

Interesting you should suggest that!! I'm in the process of reformating my hard drive and will procede with the installation of Win98 shorty. I was able to use my brother's computer to create a DOS Boot CD for Win98. My system has given in but not with out a fight. When Windows is loaded and the way I want it, I'll procede with MDK 9.1.

Maybe some day I'll be able to rid myself of M$ but now.

Thanks for your input.

Hans Erick
 
Old 06-24-2003, 08:54 PM   #11
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Great! Maybe see you later.

Regards ... RIS
 
  


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