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Old 09-28-2003, 06:45 PM   #1
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ThinkPad T-21 Modems

Hey there, looking for some modem help. I've got an IBM ThinkPad T-21 with what I am fairly certain is 3com combination modem/ethernet card. The ethernet portion works, but the modem does not. It is the 3-com mini-pci 56k modem, (how it turns up in the device manager under windows) and it works fine under windows 2000/xp. I am dual-booting between my Linux environment and Windoze.

The original distro I ran on the powerbook is RedHat 9.1. It didn't recognize the modem, so I tried creating one at /dev/modem (through the gui) and also /dev/ttyS0.

That didn't allow the modem to be recognized. A friend of mine suggested trying Mandrake 9.1, which is usually great at recognizing hardware. But the results were identical between Mandrake 9.1 and Red Hat 9.

I tried looking for troubleshooting tips in these two books from O'Reilly (Net Admin Guide and Running Linux) but did not find any troubleshooting info germain to my problem.

Any thoughts?



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