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I try to make someone to convert to Linux, and so installed a SuSe 9.0 system on his machine.
The problem is that he has a Lucent winmodem and I cannot make it work:
SuSe 9.0 auto-detected the modem, auto-installed its driver (/dev/ttyLT0), but anytime I try to dial in, the system becomes and stays irresponsive (no more response to keys pressed on the keyboard or mouse moving or clicks), meanwhile I see endless HDD activity.
I saw that the modem uses com3 in windows, so I tried to change it to /dev/ttyLT2 under linux. No panic this time, but I got an immediate error message saying that no response from modem.
Wow, when I use wvdial directly to dial in, dialing starts in not more than 5 minutes.
Besides, only the first dialing takes so long to start, any following dialing is started immediately. It is a good thing.
Now I think this problem may have something to do with the modem init string.
However, I do not know why this modem works only if it is setup as device /dev/ttyLT0, whilst it uses COM3 in windows?
I think it should use ttyLT2, instead, but I do not have such device.
Should I create it? How?