Re: linux-kernel-digest V1 #987

Daniel G. Linder (
Thu, 10 Jul 1997 17:47:26 -0400 (EDT)

> > 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 don't know if it is the same, but I know our new Compaq desktop
machines came with a new type of modem. Using their Win95 drivers, the
modem comes up fine. Unfortunatly, NT and/or Linux could not see the
modem at all. After doing some digging, we found out that these modems
are missing some "common" chips (UART? Buffer?) and instead offload the
chip functions to the driver. Gheesh, they save 5 cents so they can make
an incompatible modem that only works with one driver under one operating


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