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retrocomp:us-robotics-on-linux [2021/07/29 04:11] (current)
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 +====== U.S. Robotics ISA hardmodem on Linux ======
 +
 +I don't think lots of people do still use dial-up modems, but I do have one, so I might as well get it working under my old Debian Woody running at my even older AcerAcros 486. 
 +
 +To be able to comunicate with the bloody modem, one individual should use “setserial” (my contemporary Debian doesn't have such command, so maybe it's a relic from the ancient age): 
 +
 +<code>
 +setserial /dev/ttyS3 irq <irq_number> uart 16550A
 +</code>
 +
 +This supposes your modem sits at COM4, but maybe it's at COM3, I don't know... There are some jumpers for setting up which IRQ and COM port it takes. Make sure it doesn't conflit with other COM ports. 
 +
 +**Note to myself: ** mine is at IRQ 7 and COM4. 
 +
 +After that, you can ''screen'' into it or even invoke ppp utilities to get online (wouldn't recomend, though.)
 +
 +===== References =====
 +
 +https://www.vivaolinux.com.br/artigo/Hardmodem-PCI-US-Robotics
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retrocomp/us-robotics-on-linux.txt · Last modified: 2021/07/29 04:11 by prppedro