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serial ports

On Mon, 7 Jun 2004 18:09:23 UT
"dan moylan" <jdm at> wrote:

> have recently installed rh-fc2 on my compaq evo n1015v and
> see no mention of serial ports in /var/log/messages, such
> as:
>    ttyS0 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
> which i see on my other machines, running rh-9.0.  now this
> machine seems to have no serial port per se, but does have
> a built-in modem (not win), which i would expect to see
> attached to some serial port.
> where do i find it?
> do i need to install something else?
Some of the newer laptops do not have any true serial ports. The
built-in modems are not attached to serial ports. I have no clue as to
what device the modem is actually assigned to. Check to see if
/dev/modem is symlinked to another device. 
I checked Linux on Laptops page
( It appears that you need a
Lucent driver. 
Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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