I have tried to set up the internal modem of my Toshiba Tecra 8000 laptop
for Linux, but had no luck so far. In the Hardware-Howto I found a list of
modems that are not supported, among which "most internal modems in recent
The reason is that these modems are "PCI memory-mapped devices" (what does
this mean?) and that their operation under Windows relies on a virtual
device driver (VxD), which emulates it as a serial port (typically COM2 or
COM3). I have been juggling around with changing IRQ, port addresses and
setserial's, but none of my attempts brought me one step further.
Is there anyone that had the same problem and fixed it? Or do you know of
any development efforts in that field?
-- Dong Hoon Van Uytsel