March 23rd, 2002, 06:12 PM
SuSE Linux 7.0 help...
First a little background info...I am running SuSE Linux 7.0, and I am having trouble finding my PCI modem. I am using a dual-boot pc (win xp and suse). I read in some manuals that my modem is in /dev/modem, however, my modem isn't there. I mean, I don't doubt it's in /dev, but there isn't a device called "modem". in /sbin, I typed "lspci -v" to list my PCI devices, and I found my that my modem is I/O port 1400, IRQ 18, and UART 16750. but I can't run the command "setserial /dev/modem port 1400 irq 18 uart 16750" because /dev/modem doesn't exist. So I read some more, and found that ttys2 could be my modem. so I ran "setserial /dev/ttys2 port 1400 irq 18 uart 16750" and then it came up "Invalid Input/Output" or something like that. I think that one reason could be port "1400" might need to be in "0x" format, but I don't know how to get that. Please help if you can, thanks.
March 23rd, 2002, 06:40 PM
First question: Is it a Win-Modem?
And have you visited http://www.linmodems.org/
March 23rd, 2002, 06:42 PM
It sounds like a winmodem to me aswell
March 23rd, 2002, 06:57 PM
Okay, MsM, I went to that site, and I found my modem : PCTEL Platinum v.90 DeviceID = 134D.
So does this mean I have a winmodem? that's okay, I guess...I kinda thought this was the problem. thanks for your help.
March 23rd, 2002, 07:00 PM
No problem. Linux generally doesn't like winmodems and those that use linux regular stay far away from them.
Glad that we could find some solution. Let us know how it works out.
March 23rd, 2002, 07:13 PM
I am probably going to be getting DSL soon, so is there anything I need to know about with Linux/DSL compatibility?
March 23rd, 2002, 07:17 PM
Well, I use a cable modem but my understand of DSL is the same: it uses TP (Twisted Pair) Cabling. So you will need a NIC. Go with a brand name (3Com is supported best) or a linux supported NIC (one that comes with Linux Drivers).
A hub or router will help network internally.
March 23rd, 2002, 07:19 PM
thanks for your help again MsM