> Dear all,
> I am a newbie to the Linux Operating System. I have just installed
> the operating system, and almost everything works, but I have one
> problem, that is I can't dial out from Linux. I am using a 56k
> internal modem, and when I tried to dial out, they gave me an error
> stating that the modem is busy. I have tried to query using the
> command :
> echo "ATDT\n" >/dev/modem
> but I received no response. I have also tried to query the port, as I
> am using Com3 for the port, but no response either. Please advice.
See what /var/log/messages shows for serial ports (does it show ttyS02
with 16550A UART?). If it is shown, then try to connect minicom to
/dev/ttyS2 (which is Com3) and see if you get any response to AT commands.
If it is a PnP modem you may need to set something up with isapnp.conf.
If it is a PCI modem see what 'lspci -v' shows for it. On a fairly new
box, chances are it is a controllerless modem, in which case
http://www.linmodems.org/ might be able to help.
David Efflandt (Reply-To is valid) http://www.de-srv.com/