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Old 01-13-2004, 02:13 PM   #1
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Installing serial modem 1st time


Hi all,
I recently installed DamnSmallLinux on an old machine and it runs great. I'm heading out to purchase a Zoom external serial modem. What do I need to do to get the OS to recognize the modem? I think if I'd had the modem installed to begin with, hardware detection may have found it. If there's a FAQ somewhere would someone please point me in the right direction, if not please offer some advice.
Thanks much,
Jim
Maysville kY USA
 
Old 01-13-2004, 03:41 PM   #2
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If you connect it to the first serial port, this should do the job:

ln -sf /dev/ttyS0 /dev/modem

If you connect it to the second serial port, this should do the job:

ln -sf /dev/ttyS1 /dev/modem
 
Old 01-13-2004, 03:45 PM   #3
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Fancy Piper,
Thanks for your quick reply. I was wondering if my OS would automatically recognize my modem at boot up, but your tip should work well in case it won't. Is there a file I can modify to make sure that this is loaded at startup?
TIA,
Jim
 
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Just configure your connect software to use the port you connected the modem to or make the symbolic link /dev/modem to point to the correct port. Your config should remain after a boot.

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