Wierd problem with external USR 56k modem not connecting
I'm getting ready to build a new system and picked up an external US Robotics 56K faxmodem. I've tested it in Win98 (a dual boot with my present system) And it works fine. I also have a Rockwell internal 56k pci installed. And that works fine also. Now if I just pon vonl (my dialup for the external) it dials out and connects fine. I also use gkdial (in Debiand woody) for my dialup and that's where the problem gets wierd. I use pppconfig to create the dialup connection vonl. And gkdial recognizes the connection. But when I click "connect" gkdial immidately says connection lost. But here's the wierd part. the modem goes along and connects anyway. And gkdial doesn't register it connected. I then have to close gkdial and open a terminal and issue poff vonl to disconnect.
Now I also have kppp installed but it only works as root. Now I start kppp from a terminal so I can see the dialogs. it goes fine until it connects and the kppp dialog says connecting with network but in the terminal it says unavailable ppp0 no such device. Now the kppp setup recognized the modem on ttyS0 and the internal modem is set (hardware set) at ttyS1. it queried the modem and initializes fine but I get that error and then kppp disconnects saying "connection timed out waiting for dialog box". I suspect this is all because I still have the internal modem installed. But want to test the connection with tthe software before I get the new box setup. Is there anything I might be missing or should change in my setup in regards to the internal modem?