Re: Installing modem.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kent West" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "debian-user" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, November 10, 2003 21:55
Subject: Re: Installing modem.
> Hoyt Bailey wrote:
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Kent West" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > finished I attempted to transfer /var/log/demsg to floppy and received
> > file does not exit message. Knowing it had to be there I issued 'startx'
> > received the X is running message. So I did a 'killx' and another
> > which booted directly into KDE bypassing GUI login Then I went to
> > and reissued the command to transfer /var/log/demsg to floppy and file
> > found message appeared. Called Konk(sp) and moved to /var/log and demsg
> > present ckicked on same and transfered it to floppy. That is the long
> > around. When I clicked on the logout symbol I returned to command line.
> > Regards;
> > Hoyt
> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 4, 64 Oct 16 09:25 /dev/ttyS0
> > crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 4, 65 Oct 16 09:28 /dev/ttyS1
> > crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 4, 66 Mar 14 2002 /dev/ttyS2
> > crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 4, 67 Mar 14 2002 /dev/ttyS3
> Oo-kay-y, but how does this info about dmesg existing in X but not in
> console and copying said file to floppy relate to your modem issues?
I dont know, but I thought it strange that KDE knows about the modem and
apparantly other things dont.
> Not finding any info on minicom just means that it's not installed. In
> that case, I'd probably just work with pppconfig until I got frustrated
> enough to bother with getting minicom installed for an additional
> testing tool.
I'll do that but it will likely bring up a score of other problems.
> You say "ttyS3 is different from ttyS0 & ttyS1"; um, yes. They're
> different files. Maybe you mean something else when you say they're
Yes, from dmesg:
Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-08) with MANY_PORTS SHARE_IRQ
ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
ttyS01 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
Redundant entry in serial pci_table. Please send the output of
lspci -vv, this message (12b9,1008,12b9,00d3)
and the manufacturer and name of serial board or modem board
ttyS04 at port 0xd000 (irq = 19) is a 16550A
I have sent the requested message to the sourceforge.net. with a cc to this
> Why are you trying to transfer dmesg to floppy? Without knowing the
> exact command you used, as whom, in what directory, it's hard to say
> what might have gone wrong with your copy attempt.
Because somewhere in the diddleing I came across dmesg as the log file which
I didnt know and thought it might have something that would help.
> What happens with the command:
> echo "ATDT555-1234" > /dev/ttyS3
Nothing absolutely nothing and I can hear my modem sending. Dont have
another number I can call.
> This should cause the modem (assuming it's on COM4 in Windows-speak) to
> dial the phone number 555-1234).