[linux] Linux modem problem.

Peter Abrahamsen peidran at u.washington.edu
Mon Sep 29 11:53:58 PDT 2003

Can you talk directly to the modem? Have you tried fiddling with the
connection speed in minicom? Or in setserial? I'm not sure where RH keeps
its serial port configuration, but perhaps there's an app for it. RH-types,
anyone know?

Try hitting return a few times, and typing "AT" (and enter again). If that
works, hit "ATM1" (from memory) to turn on the modem's speaker, then
"ATDT5551212" to dial, e.g. 555-1212.


On Mon, Sep 29, 2003 at 11:36:22AM -0700, billwinn at u.washington.edu wrote:

> I'm returning to Linux after a long hiatus, and have just installed Red

> Hat 9.0 on a Dell machine. I need connect to the Internet via dialup. My

> modem (not a winmodem) is on COM3 on the Windows side - I assume that is

> /dev/ttyS2 in Linux, (though I have the same problem with ttyS0 and

> ttyS1). I have followed all of the setup and configuration instructions,

> for the modem and for minicom, without difficulty or error messages. When

> I try to dial up using minicom, I see a message saying the modem is

> initializing, and after a couple of seconds that it is dialing the number.

> After that, nothing! I don't hear a dial tone or dialing, and eventually

> it times out without connecting.


> Any hints about where I might have gone wrong would be most welcome. I'm

> sure I have overlooked something pretty basic.


> Thanks,


> Bill Winn

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