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    hitch_hiker
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    modem woes

    i have an internal (or is that infernal) modem which is supposed to have linux support. Windoze finds it on com 5 , which mandrake 7.2 doesn't recognise
    So far the conclusion i have come to is i need to load the modem before i load the usb support , the biggest problem (besides being a newbie) is i don't know how
    any suggestions?

  2. #2

    Re: modem woes

    Well I got a few suggestions...

    1. (Looks like you did already) Goto http://www.linmodems.org and verify that your modem will work under
    Linux and download any drivers if needed.
    2. When you get to your bash prompt type setserial -a /dev/ttyS*
    (replace star with a number, 0 is com1, 1 is com2, etc...)
    When you see a port with 16550UART in the little descriptions you get, there is your com port
    3. you then set up wvdial to access that com port through /etc/wvdial.conf

    After you get the setserial thing going, come back here and let me know what happened.....we might try something else if that doesn't work.

    Aragorn
    If you give a man a fire he'll be warm, if you light the man on fire he'll be warm for life.

  3. #3
    JimH
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    Re: modem woes

    Hi,

    Another suggestion anytime you have a hardware problem post specific details on your hardware, i.e. manufacturer, model. Make sure too include any error messages you are getting.

    Jim H

  4. #4
    hitch_hiker
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    Re: modem woes

    just to follow up , i installed mandrake 8.0 , which allowed me to have ttyS4, however i then got 'modem is busy' then i went to the modem site (again) , but this time they had a new set of instructions which actually worked , so i'm posting this via my new linux box

  5. #5

    Re: modem woes

    Congrats! Glad it worked for ya! Don't you love being windows free when your on the net? I do! hehe

    Aragorn
    If you give a man a fire he'll be warm, if you light the man on fire he'll be warm for life.

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