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Old 09-19-2006, 10:20 PM   #1
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What does a Conexant modem often appear as, and how would I track it down?

I have a Conexant HCF-type internal (PCI) modem I'm trying to get to work (made by Broadxent), and while Linux is seeing it, I can't seem to find what it is tied to (the /dev entry). No message comes up anywhere that tells me its file interphase, though Fedora's Anaconda does go crazy over me putting it in and taking it out--it knows what the modem is. I have also hit and installed the driver that they have there. All appears fine, but I can't find what I access to use the modem. I'm getting something on /dev/tty2 but am unsure if that's it. My questions are as follows:
*How do I determine what device goes to what file if there is no message indicating this?
*What does a Conexant HCF modem often appear as under /dev, especially with Linuxant drivers?
Old 09-20-2006, 02:56 AM   #2
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Com1=/dev/ttyS0(serial port zero)
Com5=/dev/ttyS4(serial port four)

You are using a winmodem. It isn't really a modem. It uses an imaginary com 5 in windows. That imaginary com port is seen as ttyS4 in linux, with the proper drivers(actual modem). Good luck.
Old 09-24-2006, 09:18 PM   #3
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I knew it was a fake (as anything Windows always seems to be! ), but was wondering what the guys who code the driver often put the modem as. I'm playing the devil trying to get this thing going, and as I mentioned earlier (though incorrectly), I think I'm finding it on ttyS2 (I put tty2, which I believe is a Ctrl-Alt-F2 terminal), but it will initialize and stick (won't go farther). Also, querying it returns air, whereas quering other modems I've had would return a few OK's and a couple strings describing the modem. Other than that, I'm finding air on all other ttyS* ports, as well as some other ports that are mentioned under KPPP. Also, as I asked earlier, how can I find another device (say, a TV card) when I can't find an entry in the dmesg but I know there's a driver active? Do I have to just know what to look for with that peticular device I'm dealing with, whatever it may be?
Old 09-28-2006, 07:35 PM   #4
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I Believe You Should Find Your Modem On /dev/modem If You Installed The Linuxant Drivers


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