Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 7179
Robotics 56k is not detected
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:53 EDT
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
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
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.
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 !