|Summary:||Erratic response from modem|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||tacedi|
|Component:||minicom||Assignee:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Status:||CLOSED WORKSFORME||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1998-12-29 20:26:10 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description tacedi 1998-12-08 14:23:01 UTC
Hi, I'm trying to get a fax modem working with efax under Redhat 5.2 without success. I think the problem is that the modem is not sending responses back to the efax software. When I try to use minicom to test the connection, I initially get no echo of commands. I still get no echo when I issue "ATE1". When I use ctrl-a z, and select the option to toggle local Echo on/off, I then see commands echoed; however, there is no OK response. The strange thing is that if I do nothing for about 10 minutes, then type AT, I suddenly get double echo, e.g., "atat", followed by the OK prompt. If I then toggle local Echo on/off, everything seems to work ok. If, instead of using minicom, I do "cu -l /dev/modem", I get "Connected", but I cannot get an "OK" response from the modem, nor do I see my commands echoed back to the terminal even though I issued ATE1 (echo keyboard input). Using either minicom or cu, I can dial another phone number (e.g., "ATDT[number]") in my office and get a ring, even though I never get any responses from the modem. I've tried two different modems with the same results. I am using the same cable I used with the modem when I was running Win95. Any ideas would be appreciated. Willis Gregory firstname.lastname@example.org
Comment 1 Aleksey Nogin 1998-12-09 00:54:59 UTC
You may want to install the setserial RPM and use the setserial program to make sure you are using the right IRQ number.
Comment 2 David Lawrence 1998-12-29 20:26:59 UTC
This is a modem configuration issue. We were unable to replicate it in the test lab.