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PNP Modem under linux

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Is there any way to get my Gateway Telepath x2 Windows modem (basically a USR Sportster WinModem) to work under Linux (RH5)?  It is most definitely plug-and-play and that option can not be turned off.  I have set it all up correctly, I think, but minicom keeps saying that the modem is busy.  Any ideas?
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The Winmodem is not a good choice for use under Linux (or other non-PNP OS).  The USR recommended procedure is to boot the computer under Win95 and let it's PNP setup the modem.  Then, reboot the PC (without powering off) to Linux (or whatever) so that the card is still setup.  All this seems like a real pain so I'd recommend you go buy a cheap 56K modem that has good old-fashioned jumpers and toss the Winmodem.
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You can use a software tool called "isapnptools" and I think the last wersion just released
is 1.12 or 1.13. This will detect (hopefully) your pnp cards, and then setup them to work
under Linux. nevertheless, be aware that using it need some advanced knowledge on
configuring your computer, so try to get some Unix/Linux "guru" in the same room with
you when using it, cause it may be tricky

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