help with a new Modem

Gregory Nowak gnowak1 at
Tue Mar 5 22:19:31 EST 2002

This is just a guess, but might configuring extended serial options into the kernel help?

On Tue, Mar 05, 2002 at 08:29:59PM -0600, Adam Myrow wrote:
> Well, I've looked all over the web for information about this modem and I 
> still get that it should work in Linux with a simple setserial 
> command.  However, it just doesn't.  I am beginning to wonder if they've 
> made a modem designed to trick you into thinking it works in Linux?  I'm 
> just getting suspicious.  I even tried manually setting the base address to 
> 03E8 in Windows hoping to force the modem to show up at com3.  It refused 
> to let me change the IRQ from 11.  Windows took the change just fine and 
> moved the modem to com3, but as soon as I booted Linux, it was back to fce8 
> again.  In fact, Windows had it set to 108.  IRQ 11 must be hard-coded or 
> something.  I really don't know what to think.  I paid around $40 for the 
> thing, so I expected it to work.  It also has DOS configuration tools, but 
> I haven't been able to figure them out since they are hard to use with 
> speech.  Maybe that's what I should try to do just to convince myself that 
> it can work outside of Windows.
> I knew about the U.S. Robotic's modem, but was unable to find it 
> anywhere.  All they seem to list is ISDN modems.  This was the only one I 
> could find that wasn't ISA but still claimed to work in Linux without 
> special drivers.  I am going to ask on newsgroups and such if they've ever 
> run into this beast.  If I can't get it working eventually, I guess I'll 
> put back my old 33.6 modem and demand my money back!
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