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Could someone let me know the commands to setup an external modem? I am using Puppy 1.0.7 and can't get the modem wizard to recognise it. I have been gleaning stuff from forums, but don't really know what I am doing and haven't had any success.
I have a Sitecom external serial modem connected to a USB port on my laptop via an FTDI adapter. This all works fine on my Red Hat 9 partition.
In Puppy, if I run cat /proc/pci, I get:
Bus 0, device 8, function 0:
Communication controller: PCI device 11c1:0420 (Lucent
Microelectronics) (rev 0).
Master Capable. Latency=64. Min Gnt=252.Max Lat=14.
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xefffff00 [0xefffffff].
I/O at 0xff78 [0xff7f].
I/O at 0xfe00 [0xfeff].
I/O at 0x9400 [0x9401].
Since my internal modem is a Winmodem, I am assuming this is my external Sitecom.
According to dmesg, the FTDI adapter connection is ttyUSB0.
But if I then run:
# setserial /dev/ttyUSBo port 0xff78 spd_vhi skip_test auto_irq autoconfig
'Cannot get serial info: Inappropriate loctl for device'
Ok, I tried to dialup and then looked at /var/log/messages, as you suggested. These two lines appear to be relevant. The first was from the boot messages; the second message appeared immediately after I tried to dialup.
Feb 7 15:06:11 (none) user.info kernel: usbserial.c: FTDI FT232BM Compatible converter now attached to ttyUSB0 (or usb/tts/0 for devfs)
Feb 7 15:40:17 (none) daemon.err pppd: In file /etc/ppp/peers/Tiscali: unrecognized option '/dev/ttyUSB0'
Sure. It says your modem was detected as "FTDI FT232BM Compatible". Is this correct ? Them that Lucent does not have anything with it.
Not every usb modem works in linux without the proper driver.
Check your modem at http://www.linux-usb.org/USB-guide/x332.html .
Just a hint. Try /dev/usb/tts/0 as the device for setup your connection.