[ILUG] Modem problems with SuSE 7.2
cout at eircom.net
cout at eircom.net
Thu Sep 20 14:27:19 IST 2001
First off , you probably have either a lucent or conexant(rockwell) chipset(I would rekon). If you look here http://www.idir.net/~gromitkc/winmodem.html and have a look see if your winmodem (if it is a winmodem is supported). I don't know about the lucent modems, but the olitec driver for rockwell/conexant based modems seems to work just fine for whatever mongrel modem came with my Packard Bell www.olitec.com, I found that adding the device string from a windows inf to the linux version and simply running the install was (mostly i guess) sufficient to get this modem going.
Having said that YAST2 did not find that modem (as near as I can remember) but if it is looking at /dev/ttyS* then it will hardly find a device like /dev/cnxt0 will it?
If you are sure the kernel has some kind of default support for your modem why not try querying the modem from kppp selecting all of the devices in sequence? Also if a device is listed as being busy a command like chmod -v /dev/somedevice 777 could fix this problem for you.
I recently installed SuSE 7.2 but have run into problems with my modem.
This is my first attempt at SuSE so bear with me.
(please reply directly as i am not yet on the list...thanks!)
I have checked that my modem is supported on the suse website and it says it it supported in the kernel, which i reckon is good.
In KDE when i check in KDE Control Centre under System -> Communication Controllers
it lists my correct modem - HCF 56k PCI Modem (Communication Controller).
However when i try to configure my modem through YAST2 it does not see it, and says
"using unrecognised modem if present".
I have set my modem as /dev/ttys0 is this right?
i can choose from /dev/modem (default), /dev/ttyAcm0 (1/2/3) or ttyS0 (1/2/3).
When i try to connect to my provider (Eircom - subscription account) with KInternet,
i get the following message:
Modem not responding.
BTW modem works fine through windozs.
Anyone have any ideas as this is the only thing holding me back from dumping windoze completely.
Thanks in advance.
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