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Old 06-08-2003, 04:58 PM   #1
Registered: Jun 2003
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Distribution: Slackware 9.1 | netBSD 1.6.2
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Modem troubles....

Hey, I'm running Mandrake9, using a US Robotics PCI 56k internal (non winmodem) modem. I dual boot (using Windows, though) with the same modem, and it works perfectly fine.

I have the com ports setup correctly and everything.

But when I try to dialout to my ISP. I get this message:

"Looking for modem..."
"Sorry, modem is busy."

Logs tell me nothing, and resetting the modem does nothing. What could be the problem?

- Any help would be appreciated.
Old 06-08-2003, 11:37 PM   #2
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have you tried the command ps -axu? after doing this look for ttyS1 under the tty heading. you may have a different number after the S if your modem is on a different serial port. If you see th ttyS1 it will show you the user also. This is a good point to start trouble shooting what it is that is starting the modem. At the same time ayou can kill that process and use your modem. To kill the process type

kill PID

Hope This Helps
Old 06-09-2003, 09:58 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help, I'll get to it as soon as I can.


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