I can;t get my modem (internal) to be recognized, so I wen tout and bought an external modem - but I am having the same problem. On boot up I see a message that no serial ports were enabled, and then I see a message which saya something about cua0, cua1, cua2 and some hex numbers, interrupts, and and some irqs. Then I also see some stuff about ttyS0, ttyS1, ttyS2 and som einterrupts, and some irqs.
I have minicom but have not been able to get it to do anything. I am a linux/pc newbie and have no clue about the interrupt thing or irq thing, or much about linux either.
I'm pretty frustrated :(