yet another newbie ppp/modem question
fbsd_user at a1poweruser.com
Sat Sep 13 09:14:48 PDT 2003
If your modem is external, maybe you have com1 & com2 disabled in
the PC bio's. If PCI modem them and you are not using com1,2 ports
then you should disable there bio's so modem can use them. One
other thing FBSD does not work with winmodems, those cheap modems
manufactured just for MS/Windows market. You can use 'TIP' console
command to talk directly to modem. If PCI modem check
/var/run/dmesg.log to see if FBSD found your modem.
Post more info on what you have done to debug, describe your modem
From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Alex
Sent: Friday, September 12, 2003 4:11 PM
To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
Cc: raindogs_1 at yahoo.com
Subject: yet another newbie ppp/modem question
I'm having some trouble getting my modem up and running on
FreeBSD 4.8. A search through the mailing list archives shows
that many of the problems I've been wrestling with seem to have
cropped up before, yet I haven't been able to follow any of the
discussion to a workable answer.
My modem is sitting on cuaa2 and I needed to re-compile my kernel
to recognize that port. I did this and everything went fine,
although I am getting the dreaded "sio5: configured irq 2 not in
bitmap of probed irqs 0" error which I haven't found a solution
for in any documentation or discussion.
Just for laughs, I went ahead and tried to contact the modem via
ppp, but when I enter the "term" command I get:
"Warning: deflink: /dev/cuaa2: Bad file descriptor Failed to open
I am now officially stuck and am entering a plea for help.
The relevant lines from the kernel config file are pasted below.
This looks right to me, but if anyone can think what I'm doing
wrong (including RTFM references) I would be forever grateful.
# Serial (COM) ports
device sio0 at isa? port IO_COM1 flags 0x10 irq 4
device sio1 at isa? port IO_COM2 irq 3
device sio2 at isa? port IO_COM3 irq 5
device sio3 at isa? disable port IO_COM4 irq 9
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