Originally Posted by herbie_popnecker
What do u mean modem is busy?
The Modem Busy was an indication that the driver was busy, not the phone line. But the real problem was that there was no suitable driver.
The problem here was that SUSE no longer has the driver for this modem. The modem was one of those modems where most of the logic of the modem is inside the system rather than in the modem card. And the driver was withdrawn due to some intellectual property snafu. I discovered this with a fair amount of sniffing around the net with goggle at the time.
So, the real fix, regardless of the symptoms of the problem, is to get a supported modem. And of course any external AT modem is supported.
Not sure if all this has changed in the last 11 MONTHS since I originally posted and solved my problem, but my problem was solved AGES AGO, by using an external modem which is supported.
Have a great one,