Re: pcmcia modem
From: monte <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: pcmcia modem
Date: Tue, 04 Jul 2000 12:38:50 +0800
> I never use a PCMCIA modem. But I guess (with 80% confidence)
> your modem is not ttyS1, because usually the ttyS1 and ttyS2 are
> occupied by your computer's built-in RS-232 ports (COM1 and COM2).
> So maybe you should checked with PCMCIA doc. to see what device id
> your modem is registered with the kernel.
i don't know what else was in the machine referred to in the original
question, but in my experience, most machines that have pcmcia
capability are laptops (how i wish that were not true...). many of
the "newer" laptops lack built-in serial rs-232 ports -- preferring
usb. i've never seen a laptop w/ 2 built-in serial rs-232 ports (not
saying there aren't any, just not that many).
that said, for reference, one of the machines i'm using has no
built-in serial rs-232 ports and a pcmcia modem often comes up as
/dev/ttyS0. iirc, this can change depending on what's plugged into
the various pcmcia slots.
in my /var/log/daemon.log, i see lines like:
executing: './serial start ttyS0'
so looking there might give some clues...
just my $.02 ;-)