F8: problem with dial-up

Michael Klinosky mpk2 at enter.net
Sun Nov 25 20:28:12 UTC 2007

> It would be of help to know what kind of computer and which Modem? I
> hope the Modem is a serial port type.

Why would the kind of computer matter for this? It's an IBM Aptiva (a 
tower). The modem is a Diamond (I think SupraExpress) V.90 ? (just below 
a V.92), serial.

> Could you try to use wvdial to dialout?  

It'll be Christmas till I get to that machine again.

> /etc/wvdial.conf looks like this:
> [snip]
> Then add your username/password and be set.

I have to create that file (with an editor) - yes?

> If you're running KDE kppp works great.

I'm a gnomite.  :)

> I use it all the time. Keep in
> mind that your init string is the single most important line to edit
> properly.

hmmm ... I was wondering if I need to put something in there (it's 
blank). In troubleshooting, I tried 'at', but that gave an error.

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