Subject: Re: Internal Modem Device
To: None <>
From: Bernd Sieker <>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/11/2001 13:59:12
On 11.11.01, 11:45:48, Matthew wrote:
> Greetings,
> I am trying to access the internal modem in this computer I have, it is 
> an ISA one, and is not a winmodem. I would like to know which /dev/tty* 
> device I need to use to access it.
> The dmesg reports:
> isapnp0: <SupraExpress 56i Sp Intl, SUP2171, SUP2040, > port 0x3e8/8 irq 
> 4 not configured
> Could someone tell me which device file it will be under?

At the moment (i. e. with the current kernel) it is not usable at all,
since there is no driver for it. Note that the kernel says that the
device is "not configured".

You probably need:

# ISA Plug-and-Play serial interfaces
com*    at isapnp?                      # Modems and serial boards

in the kernel configuration. If that does not detect the modem, it is
probably not supported by NetBSD.

My guess would be that it attaches to a normal "com" type tty,
i. e. /dev/tty0X, where on most PC X=0 and X=1 are the internal serial
interfaces, so your modem might show up as /dev/tty02.

The kernel boot messages (available via "dmesg" after boot) should
show com0 and com1 (internal serial) and com2 (modem board).

> Thanks very much,
> ~ Matthew

Bernd Sieker

NetBSD: Two guys with a vax
		-- Tom Harvey