From: phrostie 
Sent: Friday, May 24, 2002 9:18 PM
Subject: Re: [ale] Need Advise
I think the most common problem that i've come across have been with the /dev/<name> on some systems it's /dev/ttyS1 on others is /dev/modem on some it was /dev/cua<something> .
whatever dialer you are using you need to make sure that it is pointing at your hardware correctly.
On Friday 24 May 2002 19:12, you wrote:
Hi everyone, I'm new to the list, so forgive me if this is not the correct forum for my question. I'm a newbie to Linux, and enjoying the freedom from Microsoft. I just installed Mandrake 8.1 in my old PC (Acer Aspire) AMD K6, 233 Mhz, 128 RAM, 6 gig hard drive. Everything is working great,
except for the modem (. . . it's not a Winmodem). The entire machine is running on Linux (Mandrake 8.1). I took out entirely the previous OS, Windows 98.
I'm getting a "modem is busy" signal, every time.
The phone line is working, and the modem is new. The modem is a U.S. Robotics 56K, PCI, 90/V92, internal, model 5610B. It is advertised as Linux compatible.
So far I've tried the following:
1-checked the true address of the serial port by comparing what I see with the command lspci and setserial. Both addresses are the same.
2-Checked the IRQ, and it's the correct one
3-Checked BIOS and disabled plug-n-play.
5-moved the card to another PCI slot
I'm running out of options, and would appreciate any advise.