Re: pppd

From: Johannes Niess (
Date: Mon May 03 1999 - 18:54:08 CEST

At 05:11 PM 5/3/99 +0100, you wrote:
>I still can't get my usual modem recognised by mulinux. I've now put a
>second modem in which masquerades as a port (COM4) at least as far as
>Windows is concerned, but neither this nor the other will play ball using
>either the probe's irq and memory settings nor those which W95 reports as
>being allocated. Am I wrong to think that the settings should be the same
>for W95 and mulinux or maybe W95 allocates its own settings depending on
>some other criteria? Either way, I now have 2 modems attached, one as a
>modem in an ISA slot and the other as a port in an ISA slot and I can't get
>access to either of them. Does anyone have any ideas?

They might be "software modems" that do almost everything in the windows
driver. Check if Windows 95 is required. You should be able to use them
with linux if you can send data to the tty devices:

echo "some meaningles data" > /dev/ttyX

Mulinux is not the best distribution to debug hardware. Try a real
distribution, read the man page for setserial and post a detailed output
(perhaps setserial -v).

Johannes Niess

P.S. That is why I have an external modem...

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