Re: pcmcia modem
From: Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P. (kdk_at_daleco.biz)
Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2004 11:34:58 -0500 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
>I recently installed FreeBSD 5.2.1 on Compaq Armada 1700. I have a
>pcmcia modem (Psion gold card WAN Global PC Card 56 k+ Fax Combine iT).
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>1. Is this not a winmodem?
No idea; however, it does appear to be detected in the below quoted
dmesg(8) output, so maybe we could say no ... but sio(4)'s manpage says:
" The driver supports controller based PCI modems. The
FaxModem PCI and the Advantec 56k Voice Messaging
PCI FaxModem are the only cards supported. WinModems,
softmodems, hfc modems and any other modems that aren't
controller based are not supported."
Now, that sounds as if it won't work, doesn't it?
>2. How do I make it work? I'm not sure if it is detected or not. I get
>sio4: <Psion Gold Card 56K Combine iT> at port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 11
>function 0 config 5 on pccard0
>sio4: type 16550A
>sio4: unable to activate interrupt in fast mode - using normal mode
>from the dmesg. Does it mean the card is properly detected.
Seems likely that it's "detected", but see above. The question might be
or not the manpage is out of date in regard to FBSD 5.X.
If it has a Lucent chipset, then possibly the ltmdm port
would help you.
>3. If it is detected, do I need to start a daemon for it?
That depends --- there are two ways of using PPP (point-to-point protocol),
one involves a daemon, the other doesn't. I don't use a daemon, myself.
I'd definitely recommend reading the handbook (www.freebsd.org/handbook)
chapter on PPP. It appears to me that all you need to do in regard to
itself is to make sure that PPP knows to use this device in
a good working knowledge of PPP (gleaned from the handbook) will be of
to you in setting up and maintaining a link with your modem.
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