Re: modem blues

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Antonio Olivares wrote:
--- Jimmy Montague <[email protected]> wrote:

I'm baaaaaack!

Now I've got Fedora bootloader working, I've got a
holnuther problem: FC5 doesn't detect my modem. I've queried every location offered in the KPPP menu and shot craps every time.
The device is an external USR hardware modem. It's
plugged into a USB port. Xandros detected the modem at location "Comm 8", if that means anything here. How can I get Fedora to find the
hardware and use it?

Thanks for any help.

Jimmy

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Jimmy,
Become superuser $ su -
psswd: *****
# wvdialconf /etc/wvdial.conf

will scan the modem ports till it finds a valid ones. After it finds it use that one in KPPP. Refer to http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/post-install.html
for help/other issues when using wvdial.

Regards,

Antonio

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Thanks Antonio. I did as you suggested. KPPP now finds the modem and probes it correctly, but I don't seem able to create a dialup connection correctly. Which is to say, I create the dialup connection and tell then KPPP to dial it. KPPP then goes to work -- and nothing happens. I don't hear dial tones or any other sounds coming out of the modem. Bye and bye, KPPP itself disappears from the screen AND the task bar, and no connection is ever made. So I'm still lost.
Thanks for trying.

Jimmy


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