Bug 8092 - WvDial and rp3 cannot find my modem
WvDial and rp3 cannot find my modem
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rp3 (Show other bugs)
6.1
i386 Linux
medium Severity high
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 1999-12-31 15:40 EST by rwaskew
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-07-13 14:26:50 EDT
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Description rwaskew 1999-12-31 15:40:56 EST
my modem is a practical/hayes 5676US on com3 under win98.

when I first configured, the auto detect did not find it.  I forced my
ppp to /dev/ttyS2 and WvDial reports "cannot open /dev/ttyS2"

ls of /dev/ttyS* shows the device special file is there
Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-01-13 16:10:59 EST
Please verify that your modem is actually being configured to this I/O port
and IRQ usually associated with /dev/ttyS2 (0x2e8, 3).  You can check this by
running
	setserial -v /dev/ttyS2
as root.  If it prints that the UART type is unknown, your modem is PnP and
you'll need to configure it using isapnptools (or by configuring your BIOS to
boot with a non-PnP OS, if it supports that option) before either Linux or rp3
can make any use of it.
Comment 2 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-04-06 16:44:59 EDT
Aaargh.  Just now noticed that email attached to this bug ID.  The next thing
to check is that either your ISP is including DNS information from its PPP
server, or that their tech support people have given you a list of DNS servers.
If you have a list of DNS server addresses, they can be entered in the
"Advanced" tab of the dialog box that pops up when you hit "Edit..." in the main
configuration dialog box.
Comment 3 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-07-13 14:26:48 EDT
Closed due to apparent inactivity.

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