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Re: cannot talk with AT modem

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far way, someone said...

> > Having the modem recognize the Hayes AT command language is not a reliable
> > indicator.  Many winmodem drivers have an AT command interpreter to
> > satisfy older programs.
> When I bought the modem I was assured it is not a winmodem
> (software modem) but a hardware modem.
> I also searched the web and it seems it is not a winmodem.

It does appear to be a hardware modem.

Check any and all floppies and CDs for Linux drivers - Linux is explicitly
supported on the web site, but doesn't give any easy to download the
drivers :(  Contact their tech support.

Be prepared to upgrade your installation of Debian (particularly the
kernel you have installed).  Debian 2.1 (which I assume you have
installed) is dead ancient, and doesn't support many pieces of common
hardware (such as PCI modems).

> > According to the USRobitics web site, this is a PCI modem device; are you
> > able to open the case on your computer to verify that?
> Yes it is a PCI modem, I am sure of this.
> > The contents of the file /proc/pci will also tell us if this is a PCI
> > modem.
> I don't really understand output, but typing by hand what seems
> to be relevant:
> PCI devices found:
>   Bus 0, device 11, function 0:
>     Serial controller: Unknown vendor Unknown device (rev 1).
>       Vendor id=12b9. Device id=1008.
>       Medium devsel. IRQ 5.
>       I/O at 0xd400

This is what I was looking for.

> There are 5 more devices:
>   Multimedia audio controller, vendor 1274(Ensoniq) device 5800
>   IDE interface, vendor 1022(AMD) device 7409
>   ISA bridge, vendor 1022 device 7408
>   PCI bridge, vendor 1022 device 7007
>   Host bridge, vendor 1022 device 7006

Most of those are devices directly connected to the motherboard - the
first device listed is your sound card.

Phil Brutsche					pbrutsch@creighton.edu

"There are two things that are infinite; Human stupidity and the
universe. And I'm not sure about the universe." - Albert Einstien

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