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Re: SOLVED: Modem in Debian

On Mon, Feb 04, 2008 at 02:22:11PM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
> On 02/04/08 14:12, Pantor wrote:
> [snip]
> > 
> > Dmesg shows
> > 
> > body:/etc/vim# dmesg | grep -i tty
> > serial8250: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
> > serial8250: ttyS1 at I/O 0x2f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
> > 00:0c: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
> Looks to me like a "hard" modem.  That's excellent.

This shows that you have two active serial ports.  If you only have one
on the back of the box (or two with one turned off in the BIOS), then
one of these is the modem.

Given that the kernel first tells us its standard line about what serial
ports there are (it often lies or at least can't tell), then tells us
about 00:0c (looks like a PCI address) at ttyS0, its probably ttyS0.

Fire up minicom, and try /dev/ttyS0 and /dev/ttyS1 at various speeds
(start with 9600n81 [9800 b/s, no parity, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit]).
Minicom and the modem have to be set the same way in order for you to
communicate with it.  

With each different setting, enter:


If its a modem, you should get:


At this point, if all you want to do is use ppp to get to an ISP,
install pppconfig and use it to set things up.


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