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Re: T22 modem setup / configuration with 2.2r3 installation help needed

Randolph Kahle wrote:
> I am installing Debian 2.2r3 on an IBM T22 portable.
> Things are working very well (including support for the 1400*1050
> screen) on my LAN.
> Now I need to configure the modem and get dial-up ISP support working. I
> have never done this on any Linux installation and I believe I do not
> even have the modem working on the T22.
> I installed minicom and tried using /dev/ttyS0 - /dev/ttS3 for the
> serial port. When minicom comes up I get a blank screen. I would think I
> could just type ATZ and see the modem respond "OK" to verify that it is
> working. This does not happen.
> So - question number one is --> how do I know if the modem is working on
> the T22 and if it is not, does anyone have any tips on how to get it
> working?

Do an 'lspci -v' to see whether you have the 3com mini-PCI card.  If you do then you
are, unfortunately, SOL.

Here's the relevant output on my Thinkpad A21p, which disappoints me enormously by
not working.  I will be buying a new mini-PCI card next month - as soon as I have
figured out exactly which model _will_ work...

00:03.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c556B Laptop Hurricane (rev 20)
        Subsystem: 3Com Corporation: Unknown device 6356
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 80, IRQ 11
        I/O ports at 1800 [size=256]
        Memory at f0101400 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128]
        Memory at f0101000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128]
        Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled] [size=128K]
        Capabilities: <available only to root>

00:03.1 Communication controller: 3Com Corporation: Unknown device 1007 (rev 20)
        Subsystem: 3Com Corporation: Unknown device 6159
        Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 11
        I/O ports at 2000 [size=256]
        Memory at f0101c00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
        Memory at f0101800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128]
        Capabilities: <available only to root>

As an aside, it also seems that the 2.4.5 kernel does not work for me (lock up
during boot), and I think that it is related to the ethernet card driver, so I'm
sticking with 2.4.4 for the time being.

           Andrew McMillan, e-mail: Andrew@catalyst.net.nz
Catalyst IT Ltd, PO Box 10-225, Level 22, 105 The Terrace, Wellington
Me: +64(27)246-7091, Fax:+64(4)499-5596, Office: +64(4)499-2267xtn709

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