Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 6523
problems communicating to external modem
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:52 EDT
I've been running RH 5.0, 5.1, 5.2, and 6.0, and i have
never had any problems with it and my Zoom 56K data/fax
external modem. Instead of simply upgrading to 6.1 on my
box, i wiped my drives and installed it fresh, and now i
can't get my modem to work at all. After checking around
some, I noticed that there wasn't a rc.serial file in
the /etc/rc.d directory. I simply copied the the file from
the setserial doumentation files, set it up according to
the docs, and still nothing. What else can i do? I
haven't tried to recompile a kernel yet though, I don't
want to do that except as a last resort. Maybe something
fishy in the stock kernel?? i did notice on boot that it
reports the serial devices as /dev/ttyS00 and /dev/ttyS01,
instead of ttyS0 ans ttyS1. i'm not a kernel whiz though.
contact me if ya need more info.
Ok i got my modem to work, it was one of those slap the forehead and go duh!
mistakes. For some reason, i had my modem connected to my /dev/ttys1 (com 2)
port, so i set /dev/modem to that and i can actually do something with my modem
now. Wierd thing is though is that I had set /dev/modem to ttys0 in RH60 and
it worked there. I have come across another problem though. When i try to dial
out using ppp, it hangs right when wvdial or chat scripts send the ATDT line to
the modem. Now i know the modem works because i can properly dial out with it
to my ISP using mimicom. Should i file another bug report on this?
Please file another report for his problem against wvdial if this problem still
persists in 6.2.