Re: [aclug-L] Modem configuration question
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The PC architecture was designed in the Dark Ages and has plagued mankind
ever since. IRQ 9 _IS_ IRQ 2, i forget the technical reason at the moment
but basicaly just think of 9 as a mirror to 2 and never set anything on
it otherwise strange happenings may abound.
-- Brian James Chapman <bchapman@xxxxxxxxx>
"Absolutely nothing should be concluded from these figures except that no
conclusion can be drawn from them." -- Joseph L. Brothers,
On Wed, 14 Oct 1998, Greg House wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> My name is Greg House and I'm fairly new to this list. Been reading on the
> web archive for awhile, but just got on last week. I also just started
> working with Linux. While I've been experimenting with several different
> distributions on my PC, the current one is Slackware (3.5).
> I've been trying to set up a PPP connection to my ISP (Southwind) and I'm
> having a little trouble. I apologize if this is a FAQ, but I've looked
> around a bit (PPP HOWTO, PPP FAQ, Serial HOWTO) and haven't found this.
> I have a modem (Harmony 56Kflex) that's set up as COM4 to DOS, it's IRQ 9,
> I/O address 0x2E8. It's been over a year since I built this PC and I think
> there was some conflict that made me move the IRQ out there, but I don't
> honestly remember what the reason was. Anyway, that's where it's at right
> now. My understanding is that since this is a "nonstandard" IRQ, I need to
> use setserial to configure the IRQ for the device. I tried this and it
> didn't correctly change the IRQ.
> I use the command:
> /sbin/setserial /dev/cua3 irq 9
> This changed my IRQ to 2... I don't understand how that happened. I edited
> rc.serial (in /etc/rc.d/) and commented out the setserial line that
> autosensed the IRQ and put in one to explicitly set it to 9. When the
> system is rebooted, setserial -a (or -b) says it's set to 3. If I use the
> setserial command above, it sets it to 2.
> What am I doing wrong?
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Re: [aclug-L] Modem configuration question, Dale W Hodge, 1998/10/15
Re: [aclug-L] Modem configuration question, Brian J. Chapman, 1998/10/15
Re: [aclug-L] Modem configuration question, Greg House, 1998/10/16