modem blues

Jimmy Montague rhetoric101 at att.net
Sun Apr 16 20:18:44 UTC 2006


Antonio Olivares wrote:
> --- Jimmy Montague <rhetoric101 at att.net> wrote:
>
>   
>> Antonio Olivares wrote:
>>     
>>> --- Jimmy Montague <rhetoric101 at att.net> 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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>
> Let us not give up so easy.  Could you do the
> following so we can determine what other things we can
> do
>
> $ su -
> pswd: ***
> # lsusb -v
>
> send us that information, and 
> # dmesg
>
> The other thing to do and try is to use wvdial in the
> meantime edit the file /etc/wvdial.conf add your
> username, psswd:, phone number and make a script
>
> # script wvdialtest.log
> # wvdial
>
> # exit
> script created on .....
>
> attach the script and hopefully we can get to the root
> of the problem.
>
> Before I forget, when you need to use the modem to
> connect to the internet and you are also on a network,
> please run
> # ifconfig eth0 down
> and try to connect again.  This is a little thing that
> makes a big difference.
>
>
> Regards,
>
> Antonio
>
>
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>   
My apologies to you, Antonio, but I'm blowing out of this thread. Reason 
being that I got a card from my phone company yesterday. They told me 
they're offering broadband service now. So I signed up this morning. I 
get my high-speed modem delivered by UPS on the 19th and service starts 
on the 20th. So I'm going to hook up through a network card and a DSL 
modem next Friday. I see no reason, then, to put you (or me) through any 
more of this pain when, FC5 being the way it is, I may have to ask the 
list for networking help next week.

Thanks for your trouble. I don't want to give you any more trouble.

Jimmy




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