My attepmts to install wvdial didnt work *but* i did find out that it was already installed by default on knoppix
first i started the slmodemd service(i dont know what else to call it other than a service. I read in the readme that you have to have slmodemd running for the modem using that driver to work). This creates the /dev/pts/1 device with the symbolic link /dev/ttySL0 and worked fine.
then i ran wvdialconf which detected the modem at /dev/ttySL0 no problem.
then i ran wvdial.
It initialized the modem fine. Then it dialed and detected the carrier and was waiting for prompt. Then it said "connected, but carrier signal lost."
What could be causing this?