[ltp] External modem on Thinkpad a20m
Wed, 18 Oct 2000 09:22:50 -0500 (CDT)
> > I have a Thinkpad model a20m running Redhat 7.0 (I just upgraded). I
> > finally gave up on trying to use the winmodem under Linux (the
> > linmodems.org site talks about a driver requiring a different kernel
> > version than I'm using), and bought a US Robotics 56K external Fax
> > (serial) modem instead. I had Redhat 6.2 on my system, but could not
> > get minicom to see the modem, trying all of the suggested devs
> > (ttyS0-4, I believe; I'm on the Window 98 side of my laptop now, so
> > can't see for sure), but none of them worked.
> > I was hoping that Redhat 7.0 would help, but I still am unable to get
> > it to find the modem. I tried kppp and rp3-config, both of which do
> > autodetect, but to no avail. The people I spoke with at IBM and
> > Redhat weren't able to tell me how to do this. US Robotics assured me
> > it _isn't_ a winmodem, so I'm thinking it's a serial thing.
> > Anybody have any suggestions? I'd be most appreciative. Off-line is
> > fine.
> > Karl Knight
> Are you sure your serial port is enabled? Is some other (perhaps pcmcia)
> device trying to use the same IO range or IRQ? Can you see the serial port
> within windows? using the ibm thinkpad configuration utility to make sure
> the serial port is active.
You might also check to see where /dev/modem is pointing.
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