Re: PnP modem woes continue, IRQ never fires for modem
On Tue, 2 Dec 1997, Charles Read wrote:
: Here's what I've done:
: 0. I installed isapnptools and set up the
: /etc/isapnp.conf file, which is provided
: below. I based the configuration on the
: readout for my modem within Win95.
: 1. I went through various setserial commands
: as in the /usr/doc/isapnptools/README.modules
: 3. I tried using both minicom and cu to connect
: to the modem. Neither echoes commands,
: even if I say ATE1. Nor does /proc/interrupts
: indicate that the relevant IRQ is even firing at all.
: 4. I've looked in the BIOS, turned off PnP OS, turned
: off unused onboard serial devices. Also, in the
: PnP/PCI submenu in the BIOS, I also toggled
: to 'Legacy device' for the relevant IRQ and 2 of
: the DMAs I thought were getting used.
: [BTW, what is a 'Legacy device', and why would
: you need it for a PnP modem?]
: 5. FYI, the modem is a ViVa 56K speaker/phone
: with a Lucent 1643 chipset. It works fine for
Here's my question:
Is this merely a PnP modem, or one of those dreaded WinModems?? If so,
you're SOL ... the "It works fine under Win95" sounds suspicious to me.
Does it work in DOS (not a DOS window, command line type DOS.) If yes,
then there is hope. If no, then there is not. I fought with a WinModem
a little over a year ago as a tech and it was frustrating - I hate them
and I won't buy them.
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