newbie questions (2) 5.1

Mark Woodson mwoodson at
Wed Aug 20 12:06:55 PDT 2003

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On Wednesday 20 August 2003 11:22 am, lilyslipper at wrote:
> > On Wednesday 20 August 2003 10:39 am, lilyslipper at 
> >> 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
> 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.

Those messages mean that the kernel thinks it is detecting a serial 
port (com port), but that the irq isn't what it's expecting.  You can 
usually safely ignore those.  The important bit for you is that it 
detects your modem at sio4, so you'll want use sio4 (or cuaa4) in 
whatever document you are using to get dial-up working.

How are trying to get dial-up working?  ppp?

You'll probably want to have a look at the handbook (if you aren't 

- -Mark
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