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Old 09-23-2003, 04:27 AM   #1
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Angry Creative Modem Blaster with RedHat 9

First of all, I'm new to linux!

My system is a ABit IC7-G Max II motherboard running 2.8Ghz HT processor, 1GB Dual speed memory, Seagate 120GB SATA drive, and a ATI Radeon 8500 graphics, with a Creative Modem Blaster V92 modem (conexion HCF modem)

I've set up a dual boot system with Windows XP, and GRUB as my boot loader.

Red Hat 9 running great

But I cannot get the modem working

I've used the setserial command, with information from /proc/pci, irq 23, although the BIOS says 9! port 0x9400, uart blah.... command runs fine. I then run setserial -bg /dev/ttyS* which shows ttyS2 with my new settings

I then run the Internet Connection wizard, select ttyS2 as my modem, try then to activate and nothing!!!! it just sits their, if I click close or the X, the screen refreshes show that the link is active, but it isn't! (I picked up the phone, and their was a dial tone)

I then shut down the system, and connected my US Robotics external modem, when rh9 was loading it found the new hardware, and I clicked configure. Once in GNOME, I ran the internet connection wizard, and no modem was available, what am I doing wrong??? I spent hours on this forum, and I cannot see anything that can help....please help me

I would prefer to use the Creative V.92 internal PCI modem , due to lack of power points. If this modem will not work, then can you recomend a supported internal PCI modem that will work.

PS. Both modem works fine under windows XP!!!
Old 09-23-2003, 08:13 AM   #2
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wow. weird! check this thread for further info...

find out the chipset on you Creative modem and check the modem database that's linked into the thread.
Old 09-23-2003, 01:24 PM   #3
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Try turning PnP OS off in the BIOS. I post this often, and about 1/2 the time, that is what it takes, when it is a hardware controlled modem, not a winmodem.

Old 09-23-2003, 02:36 PM   #4
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Thanks for all your help,

I've given the Creative Modem blaster away, and purchased a External UsRobotics (second hand) and it works great (although I had to do a complete Linux rebuild!!!


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