I have a laptop whose modem has stopped working and I know not whether it is a software or hardware problem - being relatively unfamiliar with pcmcia.
1. When card services start, the card is successfully identified.
2. cardctl status indicates on the 2nd line function 0: [ready], [bat low], [bat dead] (the latter two flags make me nervous)
3. At start, /dev/modem is created as a soft link to /dev/ttyS1, but I cannot examine /dev/modem with setserial - the attempt hangs the system
4. The card is a PCMCIA MAKER, 56K V.90 DataFax Modem
I would appreciate help/hints.