Internal modem for Linux
FREE distribution Linux released (RedHat, Slackware, Turbo
Linux, Debian....), There are more and more rookies try to
enjoy Linux. Now you may setup with bootable CD-Rom and press
'ENTER' within 10 minutes. By my experience, Linux is an excellent
server as http / pop3 / ftp services and it's stability. I
know the magic that Linux becomes more and more popular than
the major problem. Without friendly GUI(graphic user interface)
and PNP support, How could user setup internal modem in Linux?
Software control modem(win-modem) is not supported as windows
did. You may not base on ISA format manually setting in pci
modem also. Is there possible to enable internal modem in
Linux? This is a super FAQ in Linux's reference newsgroup
or Linux FAQ listed.
ISA external modem, it is possible to share directly reserved
IRQ / IO resources as mainboard BIOS default, or the setting
is adjustable by jumper adjusting (For more detail about BIOS
com port skill, please read FAQ 8 & 9).
port resources was disabled in BIOS setting, There is a possible
to set internal ISA modem card's IRQ/IO to replace Mainboard
did, that means ISA internal modem card use IRQ
4 / IO 3F8 or IRQ3
/ IO 2F8 (Only FM-56PC-RWD), Linux could detect
modem function as external modem did.
card may setup work resource manually with DOS program in
command prompt, so we may set it's module and resource in
module configuration, but PCI type internal card is usually
supported with PNP(plug & play) function, that's means
you could not disable PCI's PNP function manually. Then you
got to set it manully in Linux shell mode. The skill like
add a new com port or device in windows NT. (
RedHat 7.0 begins to support PNP function, I hope this could
support more devices as windows did in future, HSF now supported
in Well communication products, Internal modem support for
Linux only with
FM-56PC-RWD (ISA / PNP selectable)
FM-56PCI-TP (PCI / Hardware control)
select FM-56PCI-TP for linux, your could enjoy it as easy
as external. Please read followed steps carefully.
FM-56PCI-TP had installed to your PC, read pci resource
script dected after system booting, in directory /proc
you could find coming message added after FM-56PCI-TP had
instered to PCI slot.
Vendor id=151f. Device id=0.
Medium devsel. IRQ=9
I/O at 0xfff0 [0xfff1].
note upon informations especially in blue font, you'd found
TOPIC was detected after system booting on IRQ:9 and IO:fff
it down in order to set it manually in /dev path.
ttyS2 uart 16550A irq 9 port 0xfff0
add a new com port in com-3
remove original com1/com2 modem setting.
-s ttyS2 modem
add a new modem device from com3
you could test new added com-3 by minicom or other modem
applications. If you want to use it persistently, wrote
above commands in rc.local to enable it every booting.
minicom dial assist program, type ATI3 at command to check
you could see responsed as followed messages.
Data/Fax/Voice 56k modem
successfully setup internal modem for linux just!
have problem in win-modem, I would like to introduce a personal
homepage by Rob
CLARK [[email protected]], if it's a modem, It's listed
in his homepage.