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KPPP says "modem busy"

Posted on 2000-05-18
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I am using a Creative Blaster 56K modem. It is a ISA controller based modem ie not a winmodem. I installed Mandrake 7.0 and it says "modem busy" when I try to dial out with KPPP. It worked ok with the Mandrake Linux by MacMillan 6.5. I can't figure out what the problem is or how to fix it
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by:Ted22
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There are two ways to go about this. One is to set your bios up to configure your pnp devices. That's the easiest and what I did. The other is type

pnpdump > /etc/isapnp.conf

This will create a file isapnp.conf in etc which must be configured.

In /etc/rc.d/rc.local put this line at the end of the file.

setserial -b /dev/ttys1 auto_irq skip_test auto_config

device above is whatever your modem is

You should see something about your modem on bootup.

This is from memory and I think it is correct. I'm assuming your modem does not have jumpers for irq and com port.


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by:Craigrx
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Unfortunately while I appreciate the comment it was not any help at all. I also might add that this ISA modem can be set as a PNP or a non-PNP modem.
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If it doesn't have jumpers it will not work if you do not do this. When I say pnp I mean the modem does not have jumpers.
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In the bios where it says plug and play os answer no.
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by:Craigrx
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Ted 22 thanks for the help, while your comments were didn't solve the problem they did point me in the right direction so that I could solve the problem on my own. Thanks a million I appreciate the help you did give me
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I really don't know what your problem was. Just what problems I have had. Glad to help.
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