Not really sure where this post should go, so I'm trying both Modems
and Linux. Here is my problem.
I installed Linux for Windows this afternoon (for those of you who do not
know, this is a version of Linux Mandrake 7.2.8 that can be installed
without repartitioning) and so far I love it. However, there is one small
problem. I cannot get my modem to work!
During the installation, I was asked what COM port my modem was on. I
could not remember and I also cannot remember what I selected, but I now
know that the modem is on COM4. I assumed that if I guessed incorrectly I
could easily go back and modify the configuration. Apparently not.
In Linux's Internet Dialer, it looks as if only COM ports 0-3 are enabled.
I cannot get any results out of COM1,2, or 3, but COM 0 will get me
to "Initializing..." but nothing happens. I have also tried "CR, LF, and
CR/LF" -- not sure if I can remember exactly what those do, which is
understandable for a Linux newbie of one day.
I tried to change my modem's COM port from 4 to 3, but when I changed the
modem's resource configuration in Device Manager, it went from COM4 to
COM5 when I set it to what appeared to be COM3. After that, I did find a
tab in my modem's properties labeled "DOS Support," which I enabled. It
lists information used for DOS networking programs, including COM3, Base
Address 03e8, and IRQ 4. So, if I understand this correctly, I should then
be able to use COM3 in Linux to dialup my ISP. But apparently not, as
again I could only get to "Initializing..." while using COM 0.
If anyone has any ideas, I'd appriciate hearing them! Drop me an e-mail if
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