I just bought a new Actix GE 32 video card. I works great.
But I have one problem. I have a USR Sportster 14.4k modem
and I am unable to connect to it when the Actix is in
graphics mode. The USR is on COM4 IRQ5. I read
in the Actix manual that some cards are modeled after
XT (as opposed to AT)style bus thus responding
to address [n]2E8 where n is > 0, even thought they shoudl
only respond to 02E8. Actix uses [A-E]2E8 for I/O ports.
It also says that COM4 is on 02E8.
Now, my question is: Is USR Sportster really that dumb.
(My USR Sportster version is 4.1). If not, what can
I do to correct this problem?
Oh, and I can not move it to COM1 or COM3 since COM1 is
used by Mouse. COM2 with usual IRQ has a dumb terminal attached
to it so I can not move to COM2 either. ( I hate the COM
port architecture in IBM PC :-()
Some more details:
Noname ISA motherboard with AMD 386/40Mhz processor
8 MB memory.
Actix GE32 video card 1MB.
USR Sportster 14.4modem 4.1 in COM4 IRQ 5
Mouse on COM1
Running Linux PL13 + XFree86 2.0
or DR DOS 6.0 + Windows 3.1
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.