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Bug 7179 - Robotics 56k is not detected
Summary: Robotics 56k is not detected
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: dev
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael K. Johnson
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-11-20 16:22 UTC by jd
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-11-22 18:29:39 UTC

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Description jd 1999-11-20 16:22:08 UTC
On a new installation of 6.1 , a robotics V.90, 56k modem
 configured as "com 5" was not recognized or installed during
 the install/ppp process.

 in fact, ppp dialup utility  seems to always default to
 /dev/ttyS0 .

 the fix:

 determine the modem settings:

 less /proc/pci    "find modem", look at /etc/sysconfig/hwconfig for hints


   setserial /dev/ttyS0 uart 16650A port <io-addr> irq <irq#>

   ln  /dev/modem /dev/ttyS0

  run minicom to test

Comment 1 Michael K. Johnson 1999-11-22 18:29:59 UTC
The Linux kernel, by default, only scans the first 4 serial ports.
To scan more, you have to use the setserial program, as you show
in this report.

rp3 only defaults to ttyS0 if it can't find a modem on the first
4 ports and whatever /dev/modem points to.

Comment 2 jd 1999-11-22 19:18:59 UTC
I still think it is a  bug. I figured it out cause I'm
 already a unix hack. A novice user would have never
 found it. If we want to kick MS ass with linux, we
 can't ignore these annoying problems with "it's not
 a problem " attitude !

 BTW - winshit 98 found it !

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