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Re: [aclug-L] Modem configuration question

Re: [aclug-L] Modem configuration question

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Subject: Re: [aclug-L] Modem configuration question
From: "Brian J. Chapman" <bchapman@xxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 1998 15:59:41 -0500
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At 01:59 PM 10/15/98 -0500, Greg House wrote:
> Obviously my modem worked set at IRQ 9 under Windows95, will it work set
at 2 
> in Linux? Or is that going to cause some problem?  I'm not at home right
> so I can't actually try it.  
> Thanks for the quick answer!

Absolutely. In fact, the rule of thumb has always been to use 2 and treat
9 as a RESERVE and never use it. It's not surprising that Linux does it
the "right" way and the infamous 95 hardware autodetect wizard sets it on
9. :-)

If you wanted to actually fix anything, it would be to change it under 95
over to 2 (manually), but it doesn't really matter as long as it's

Remember the Microsoft slogan:  "If it's broke, don't fix it!"  ;-)

Anyway, if its not Plug'N'Pray, you might take a look at the modem and see
what the jumpers are set to. Probably Port 2e8h like you said and IRQ 2,
but 95 got confused and said 9 (since 9 is cascaded to 2).

So...what was the question? oh yeah! Yes it should work on 2 under Linux

and don't forget to `ln -sf /dev/cua3 /dev/modem' (as root) so that all
your programs can be setup up to use /dev/modem so in the future if you
change port assignments all you do is have to relink /dev/modem and not
reconfigure half your software ;)

 Brian James Chapman | bchapman@xxxxxxxxx |
  "Absolutely nothing should be concluded from these figures except
   that no conclusion can be drawn from them."
                         -- Joseph Brothers, Linux/PowerPC Project

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