Re: serial driver not properly detecting modem

From: Jeff Garzik (
Date: Tue Apr 24 2001 - 06:04:48 EST

Steven Walter wrote:
> It would seem that I have a modem (hardware based, not winmodem) of
> PCI_CLASS_COMMUNICATION_OTHER. This, unfortunately, prevents it from
> being automagically detected by the serial driver, which only looks for
> devices of
> I've fixed this here merely by adding an entry to the PCI table of
> serial.c for PCI_CLASS_COMMUNICATION_OTHER. Is this the best way to fix
> this? Is there some reason that this shouldn't be done in general? If
> not, I'd like to see it fix in the kernel proper.

That won't work for a general rule, since winmodems list themselves as
'OTHER' too. Just add your PCI id above the

Make sure you cc me and on such a patch...

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