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Old 03-03-2005, 09:43 AM   #1
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Unhappy A weird serial external modem problem

I have just recently been having an issue with my serial external modem in several linux distributions. On my old computer I used to run Arch and Slackware linux which detected and used my modem perfectly. I then built a new computer and have just now decided to install slackware linux on it. However slackware is not detecting my modem at all and either is Arch or Ubuntu linux. I have used dmesg and can't seem to find anything at all about linux detecting my modem. I have checked IRQs and everything...the modem also works perfectly in Windows XP. Right now i've ran out of ideas and I was wondering if anyone else had any suggestions on what the problem could be ? (I don't know the modem model number, ect because it's basically non-name brand). Thanks!
Old 03-03-2005, 10:18 AM   #2
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If you want, mail me at rylan<deletethispart> and I'll send you a howto that I followed easily and got my no-modelname Mecer external modem working perfectly in Rh9.


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