Trying to get modem to work with Debian
I have a US Robotics USR5699B PCI modem and I am trying to get it installed under Debian Woody. According to Windows, it is installed on COM5, IRQ 11.
Under Debian, I had to create the com port as ttyS5, then use setserial /dev/ttyS5 irq 11. Then I tried using wvdial and that does not work, apparently it does not recognize the port. I don't remember the exact error messages. Since I am using KDE, I tried using kppp, but kpp does not give the choice of /dev/ttyS5.
1. Will this modem work under Debian or am I wasting my time?
2. If it will work, how do I get kppp to recognize /dev/ttyS5? Of more to the point, how do I get this modem to work?
Thanks in advance for any help on this problem. I would like to move over to Linux as my main OS, if only I can get a modem for internet access. I knew I should have spent the extra $20 to get the other US Robotics modem that said it was also for Linux, but being unemployed at the moment, I am trying to save money...smile.
James E. Merritt
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