newbie questions (2) 5.1

lilyslipper at lilyslipper at
Wed Aug 20 11:22:49 PDT 2003

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> On Wednesday 20 August 2003 10:39 am, lilyslipper at wrote:
>> hello again,
>> first, i can't seem to get my modem to do anything, i think it's an
>> irq conflict, but don't really want to mess around with the config
>> files too much if i don't have to. in 5.1 sysinstall(8) there seems to
>> be no option to change or confirm the info probed and sysinstall
>> "skips the kernel", not sure if that is the right expression, and
>> sysinstall starts with the automatic defaults.  i have attached the
>> dmesg file.  help, i am new to FreeBSD so i may need to be walked
>> through the steps.
> The modem is recognized:
> [From dmesg.txt]
> sio4: <U.S. Robotics Sportster 33600 FAX/Voice Int> at port
> 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3 on isa0
> sio4: type 16550A
> What is it you are trying to do with the modem and how?
> - -Mark
> Version: GnuPG v1.2.2 (FreeBSD)
> iD8DBQE/Q7nVF/yyV91po54RAjDmAKDDycxz9A4VadkbUl2vxkt2hjcblQCgqqL+
> ag2VtlDkpN37bnlcn/+Z3Qw=/zal
i saw that, but what does the sio1 message "port not recognized" mean, and
what is sio1?

i'm trying to use modem for dial-up, and haven't heard a peep from it.

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