Hi! Linux doesn't recognize my internal Phoenix 56IVER modem (uses ESS ES-56X chipset , supports v.90, x2, software upgradable).
The customer service guy *seem* to think it is NOT a Winmodem (that is, not UART-less modem, but the manufacturer home page [www.2roos.com
] calls it "controllerless" modem, whatever it is), but doesn't want to give any support on Linux.
Yeah, it does work under Win 98. Here is what I tried to do/ what I know:
1. read all appropriate HOWTOs (serial etc) and hardware compatibility lists, modem and chipset makers pages
2. tried setserial
3. disabled "PNP-aware OS" in BIOS and then tried setserial
4. used isapnptools package, then see tried setserial
5. tried to enforce Win 98 settings for IRQ and addresses by seteserial (it uses COM4 under Win 98)
6. tried adjusting /cua? /ttyS? /modem settings and looked for available interrupts, cat /proc/*, dmesg | grep tty etc
7. tried hitting it with a sledgehammer ;-)
The funny things are:
a. at bootup Linux mentions "PNP board ID <here goes the number> detected" (that number refers to the modem board - same as reported by isapnptools, that also give out the correct maker name and modem name - ESS)
b. detected/recommended settings by isapnptools are THE SAME as used by Windoze 98 (!).
I would be incredibly grateful if somebody answers this.