>The answer seems to to use the isapnptools to correctly configure any
>ISA devices that are otherwise overlooked. I have the output from
>pnpdump and it not only found my modem but also sound card, game port
>and a couple of other odds & ends that I can't identify yet.
>I plan on trying to use isapnp to config the modem tonight and if that
>works, I'll worry about the sound card.
I examined the hardware config in Windoze and noted everything that
looked relevant concerning address ranges and IRQ's -- there's
actually a print option on the Control panel Device Manager window.
I gave my previously dumped (and renamed) /etc/isapnp.conf file a good
dose of lookin' at and removed the coments that closely matched the
Windows config for COM2 i.e. ttyS1.
I ran isapnp /etc/isapnp.conf and got no * errors.
I ran setserial /dev/ttyS1 uart 16550A
Then I used minicom to attempt to manually dial and _ bingo _ it
Note that the /etc/isapnp.conf file is used during boot so you don't
need to invoke it manually. I still need to add the setserial command
to one of the .rc files so that the uart gets setup automatically.
I didn't have time yesterday but today, I'll try to config the sound
card and see what trouble I can get into.
My initial goal was to config ppp -- I have 'free' internet access
through my employer's server but it is a WinNT box so I need to build
pppd with MSCHAP. If I get that working I'll post the steps etc.
Hope this helps others with similar problems:)