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Old 09-16-2002, 04:56 PM   #1
marklory
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Unhappy Where to look for info?


Hi everyone,

Thought I'd post in this forum so nobody is in any doubt about my knowledge....

I installed PhatLinux 4 a couple of weeks ago, and have been feeling my way round it, trying to set up stuff.

I have been reading HOW-TO's and documentation all over the place, but I am getting nowhere fast.

I need to know how to get my modem to work.
I had a good look through the big list referenced from linmodems.org and it said my modem is ok.

Its an Askey internal 56k ISA modem with a Rockwell chipset.

Windows shows it as being on COM 3 IRQ 10 Address 3e8

When I've worked through various HOW-TO's, I always get to a point where I have to type something into the command line, and it doesn't know the command. Kppp not known, wvdial not known, and so on.

What I really would like to know is:-

Where can I get drivers for the modem from? If I download them in Windows, what do I do to make them available to Linux? Also, any help on the whole isapnp area would be great.

My biggest problem is that there is so much assumed knowledge that I do not have.

I'm determined to crack this, but I keep banging my head against the same brick walls.

As I said earlier, its PhatLinux 4. It has the Gnome desktop.
I'm happy to work through documentation, if I can find the right documentation! Please feel free to treat this as an idiot level request!

Thanks in advance

Mark L.
 
Old 09-16-2002, 06:44 PM   #2
jpweston
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Here's a site for Winmodem info. under Linux:

http://www.linmodems.org/

j.
 
Old 09-16-2002, 07:24 PM   #3
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Hi J.

As I mentioned in my post, I have already been to that site. I found my modem, and it says it is supported by setserial and the Linux Kernel. (which is the one pleasing thing about my modem!)

I just haven't got a clue how to make it go!

Thanks for your reply though.

Mark L.
 
Old 09-16-2002, 07:47 PM   #4
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Sorry, I thought that maybe there would be more detailed driver info. for you there.

When you run into issues where you get messages like "command not found", try running it as root and see if that works. Sometimes, things need to be setup initially as root and then other users can use them.

j.
 
  


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