Laptop with fried motherboard modem
Have compaq armada 7800 with I think is a fried motherboard dial up modem. Wxp allowed me to disable the recognized but unworking internal modem, and add an external PC card modem which was recognized and worked fine. I deleted the Wxp and installed Libranet 2.8. Also tried live CDs Knoppix, Mepis, Ubuntu, all with same results, i.e. internal modem is recognized and goes through the motions with KPPP, but won't dial. Modem is ready, but won't connect. KPPP querie does not communicate with modem. Enternal PC card is not recognized.
Now the question. How do I tell the Linux distro that the fried internal modem should be disabled and the external PC card modem should be configured? The PC modem is a xircom credit card CEM 56-100. It configures ok by the Linux distros for the ethernet, but I can't get it to dialup. I think I have to somehow get Linux to ignore the internal and look at the PC card for dialup. All gui pursuits failed. Being command line deprived, I need detailed help to fire the fried modem and introduce the credit card. Thanks, Tony