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Re: [opensuse] Finding a modem
  • From: Teruel de Campo MD <chusty@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 11:18:06 -0700
  • Message-id: <1231265886.5538.9.camel@xxxxxxxx>
On Tue, 2009-01-06 at 12:22 -0500, Boris Epstein wrote:
On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 12:13 PM, Simon Roberts <thorpflyer@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi all,

I'm having very basic trouble with a modem card. It's an old one, and it's
possible it's dead, misconfigured, or otherwise not functioning.

However, my problem is more basic than that, even. I can see from hwinfo
that the thing was probed successfully, and it has created /dev/ttyS0 and
/dev/ttyS1, but I don't know which is the modem, and which the serial port,
and I am having difficulty finding out.

I tried using minicom to connect to the thing and sending it "AT" and "ATZ"
commands (memory vaguely suggested that one of these was supposed to get a
reply from the modem) but I couldn't get a response out of either
/dev/ttyS0 or S1.

Any suggestions on how to identify it, or determine if the card is in fact
misconfigured in some critical way (or dead)?


"You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether
a man is wise by his questions." — Naguib Mahfouz


1. install wvdial from the repositories

2. then run as root

wvdialconf /etc/wvdial.conf

It will simplify your work ;-)


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