Re: getting modem board to work on linux 2.0.30

Joel Philip Jaeggli (
Thu, 10 Jul 1997 01:11:14 -0700 (PDT)

Kind of an odd irq choice... I take it this computer doesn't have a ps/2
mouse or keyboard device?

I suppose it had to be ask ;) what kind of shark? leopard, sixgill
thresher? (stupid modem names...)


On Wed, 9 Jul 1997, Marty Leisner wrote:

> I'm running a builtin modem on a new PC.
> It works fine with win95.
> It says in windows:
> com4 port 0x2e8 irq 12
> I don't see it in autodetect (its a shark modem).
> I've done some setserial commands, but to no avail...
> I've tried this:
> [root@dw /tmp]# setserial /dev/cua3 uart 16550 port 0x2e8 irq 12
> [root@dw /tmp]# cat </dev/cua3
> cat: -: I/O error
> [root@dw /tmp]# ls -l /dev/cua3
> crw-rw-rw- 1 root uucp 5, 67 Dec 31 1979 /dev/cua3
> [root@dw /tmp]#
> What's the magic incantations to get it to work (its a Hayes
> compatible modem).
> marty
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