> Modems on the lateer ibooks are usually (but not always) software modems.
Hmm, you'd never know reading Mac doco or browsing their WEB site...
Quote:> This is not insurmountable, but does make things a bit harder. I'd start
> by checking with dmesg | less and seeing if you can find a line where your
ttyS0 .. is a Z8530 ESCC
(and ttyS1 too)
> modem is being set up. (If you're in luck, it will show the address, too.)
> If it doesn't appear, you will need to find software to drive it. I've
> heard that it exists and doesn't work too badly, but sadly don't know a
> link to point you to. Hope that gets you started in the right direction,
> at least.
I browsed the YDL WEB site and after skirting the "don't bother us with
questions unless you've paid for support" comments, I saw something about modems
not being supported for IBOOK 2-USB versions.
I'd ask YDL to confirm this - and ask if and when they hope to support the IBOOK
inbuilt modem. If I had support, that is :) Jeez - any half-competent organisation
would encourage their techno-droids to browse groups such as this and answer
simple questions ...
Perhaps someone who has YDL "support" who enquire on my behalf ?
- Gary (somewhat pissed off, and about to surf over to
SuSE, Debian and check out their PPC offerings)
> > I bought a Mac IBOOK recently and under MacOSX registered via the
> > inbuilt modem to Mac HQ , no problems.
> > But under Linux ( YDL2.3 ; Package selection : "Everything " ), trying to
> > access the serial port via 'minicom' fails as it tries to
> > use /dev/modem which doesn't exist.
> > Usually /dev/modem is a symlink to /dev/ttyS1 - at least is
> > so on my PC's running SuSE 8.0 Linux.
> > So in /dev, I did a 'ln -s ttyS1 /dev/modem' but that didn't
> > allow minicom to work
> > Advice ?
> > - Gary