[Techtalk] ISA PNP modem help

caitlynmaire at earthlink.net caitlynmaire at earthlink.net
Tue Aug 6 17:22:17 EST 2002

Hi, Akkana,
> When I last set up an ISA modem, I ran the probe program (isapnpconf?)
> which created a file in /etc that had a choice of several different
> com ports and IRQs, and I then had to edit that file and choose one
> of the ports (and leave the rest commented out).  

That was how it worked in the 2.2 kernel.  With the 2.4 kernel it's all
built in and the /etc/isapnp.conf file no longer exists.  I'm sure it's
supposed to be easier the new way provided you know what the new way is.

> I had a US Robotics -- don't remember the model #, but I chose it
> from the linux-compatible modem database at
> http://www.idir.net/~gromitkc/winmodem.html
> wvdialconf is also very helpful in locating modems and figuring out
> which serial port they use.  It doesn't work with winmodems because
> it only probes normal serial ports, but it should work for ISA modems
> like you have.

I'll try it again.


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