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Old 11-04-2005, 08:17 PM   #1
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PCI Modem problem


HII,

I am a newbie and using REDHAT 9.0, I have winxp also , so for some reason i had to reinstall winxp , i then had a grub problem which i have solved thanks to the guys here , now my problem is that before having the grub prob i was able to use my modem on my RH distro, but after i solved that prob my modem is no more detected by linux and it gives(FAILED) on loading my modem.


I have INTERNAL 56K PCI Modem, i repeat again it worked before i had the grub prob.
 
Old 11-05-2005, 12:59 AM   #2
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Please give the output of lspci

Anyway, you could have a go finding it by:

# echo "atdt 5552224" > /dev/ttyS0

and listen for the modem dialing

repeat for ttyS1, S2, S3
if nothing, then try again, only prefacing each command with
# echo "atv" > /dev/ttyS0
(ttyS1 etc etc) to make sure the modem speaker is switched on.

If still nothing, then your modem is no longer connected (try reseating the card?) If you get something, then make sure /dev/modem points to the correct x of ttySx.

Of course, you could shutdown, remove the modem, reboot - when kudzu tells you a modem has been removed, elect to remove the configuration as well - shut down, reinsert the modem, reboot - when kudzu tells you there is a new modem, elect to configure it.

(This is very windowzey, but it sticks the work in the hands of kudzu instead of you having to guess.)

All this assumes that your modem worked right away when you initialy installed RH. This suggests it is a hardware modem - unusual for a pci modem. There will be jumpers on the card that assign a com port and so on.

The modem goes under windows? Then it may be as simple as unplugging it and plugging it back in (reseating). Sometimes windows will leave a pci modem "busy" after using it, so nobody else gets to use it.

The best way I know to get information is to run the scanModem script from the linmodem project, and read the results. If the modem is, indeed, completely supported; it'll tell you. If not, it'll tell you what to do about it.

Of course,
 
  


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