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Re: [opensuse] Finding a modem
  • From: Simon Roberts <thorpflyer@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2009 12:16:13 -0800 (PST)
  • Message-id: <821999.22198.qm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
----- Original Message ----

Per Jessen wrote:
Just try varying the baudrates, all the way from 300 and up. Never
mind bits and parity. (the default is almost always 8bit and no
parity anyway).

Uh, I should also have asked - is it an ISA or a PCI card? For the
former, you may well need jumpering, special config utility or isapnp.

It is a PCI, albeit an old one. I've dug out another from my scrap heap and
currently trying that.... fingers crossed!

Well, that doesn't seem to be working either. So, I conclude it's not the
hardware, but is in fact a software/config problem (most likely)

Looking closer, I notice that the motherboard seems to have serial hardware of
its own. Presumably that would account for ttyS0 and ttyS1, making this modem
card ttyS2 or S3?

If I look at the devices in the /dev/directory, I find that there are 8
/dev/ttyS* devices listed. If I run:

stty -a < /dev/ttyS?

on each of them in turn, the ones at S0 and S1 report full info, the ones at S2
and S3 report Input/Output error, and the ones at S4 upwards report No such
device or address.

Hmm, can't help thinking this is telling me something?

Any thoughts?

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

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