In addition to the fine explanation from D w/ Crows, there may be an
easier way to get that modem back into service. Reboot your computer. If
you have an isa modem, look in your isapnp.conf file. Sndconfig will have
assigned your isa modem an irq and i/o ports when it did the same for your
snd card. Just write down what they are (the lines without #'s). Then in
your terminal as root type:
setserial /dev/ttyS? uart 16550A port <whatever> irq <whatever>
where ? = your comport and <whatever> = is whatever yours is.
example: setserial /dev/ttyS4 uart 16550A port 0xc000 irq 10 spd_vhi
then give it a try.
If it's pci, then do: cat /proc/pci and look for the same info and type
the same setserial command.
If there is indeed a conflict, then put some some of DwC advise into play.
But there really shouldn't be. (Another way is to upgrade the kernel to
any 2.4.x version. It handles all this stuff automagically.)
If it works, put that setserial command at the bottom of your
/etc/rc.d/rc.local file so it will be configure upon each boot.
> Howdy gang;
> I used sndconfig to setup my ess1868 sound card on mandrake 7.2 but it
> stopped my modem from working.I've figured out the problem is it uses
> the same int.  as my modem so when i try to go online I get an error
> msg. saying the modem is busy !
> I would like the card to be set on int 10. How do I do this? TIA,Dale
> Stay open-minded, inquisitive, courageous, just, and compassionate,
> .........and you've done a hard day's work.