I have a dual boot Windows 98 and RH Linux 5.2 system. I have a 56K V.90
internal PCI (not a WinModem) modem that Windows 98 uses with no problems.
From what I've read in this newsgroup, Linux won't be able to use this
modem, because it is PCI.
I also have a 33.6K ISA internal modem installed (not a WinModem). Windows
98 claims this modem is on COM5 with IRQ 3 (PnP figured this out). This
modem works fine in Windows 98.
I'd like to get Linux to recognize and use the 33.6K modem.
I've followed the instructions in the RH 5.2 manual to try to set up ppp and
chat, but I cannot get the modem to dial out. In fact, I've been
unsuccessful in communicating with the modem in any way. I've looked at the
"setserial" command, but I'm somewhat confused on how to use it.
Here are some questions:
1. How do I know which device in Linux represents my 33.6K modem?
2. Do I require a softlink from this device to /dev/modem?
3. Does what Windows sees as this modem's IRQ and port have any bearing on
(the modem is set via the jumpers to PnP mode)
4. For connecting to the internet, what communications program(s) are the
best to use?
(the only things I know about now are "ppp" and "chat")
5. If I do need to use "setserial" to make changes to my system, will I
need to have these
changes persisted in some type of rc.serial startup script?
That's enough for now.
Thanks in advance.