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Old 09-15-2005, 05:42 PM   #1
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I cant Active my Dailup connection ...


hey I am so so new to linux , I just switched to windows to connect to internet.

I tried to add connection to my linux , I tried to activate my connection.

it gives me this error

can not Activate .... Error 2 .

my modem is SmartSprit (Zorltrix) and I want to connect to a dailup ISP .


what should I do please help me.
 
Old 09-15-2005, 06:15 PM   #2
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Your modem uses the conexant chipset and you need to buy the drivers from here:
http://linuxant.com

Or if you're willing to settle for a 2.4 series kernel and you're resourceful you can find the last free beta of the driver here:
http://www.int21.de/conexant/
 
Old 09-16-2005, 03:05 AM   #3
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modem help

If you are new to linux, then set a reasonable time limit for yourself to find drivers and learn how to install. No sense in getting frustrated and quitting linux. If you're not on the net in a week:

Try to go DSL thru LAN connection - if not possible then:
place your Conexant modem on the nearest set of railroad tracks - wait for 6000 ton freight train - enjoy!

All seriousness aside, I have installed several internal PCI modems and if I ever hear the word "driver" again, it needs to be while in a taxi.

Get an EXTERNAL SERIAL PORT MODEM ( NOT USB - they are winmodems)
Make sure ISP accepts linux.

good luck

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Old 09-16-2005, 03:10 AM   #4
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I am in iran , here everything is Dailup and and also unfortunately there is not a rail road near my city ...
and I wouldnt afford to buy an external modem.

well for me windows is cheaper , I buy its CD for $1 and install it at no cost .

my only use for computer is internet. if linux doenst give this to me, it can go to hell.

sorry
 
Old 09-16-2005, 03:17 AM   #5
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dialup

I see you have sent linux to hell already. Unfortunately, you may have a hard time finding an external serial port modem. Maybe used? ...From EBAY? If I knew how to ship it, I would give you one. They are available used here in the US for $3 or $4 US.

Sorry
good luck
 
Old 09-16-2005, 03:23 AM   #6
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Re: dialup

Quote:
Originally posted by Trio3b
I see you have sent linux to hell already. Unfortunately, you may have a hard time finding an external serial port modem. Maybe used? ...From EBAY? If I knew how to ship it, I would give you one. They are available used here in the US for $3 or $4 US.

Sorry
good luck
no i havent already sent linux to hell...but life without internet means No Life.
and I cant always switch to another hard disk for internet by Windows.
but I like linux and its Open source Idea.

because I hate microsoft , they [Microsoft]dont add Kurdish language because of politic...
but in linux we can add kurdish language if we make it.

by the way , when I installed Linux it warned me not to install it if I am from Cuba - Iran - Lebya
..blah blah but who cares ? catch me if you can . he he.

and also Mr Ebay and Amazon Dont Ship to Iran too...only individuals can ship to iran.

by the way I have an old exterbak US robotic modem but it is 14.4 KB -means very slow- [so better not bring it from the basement]

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Old 09-16-2005, 02:55 PM   #7
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Well, it's not too difficult to get the modem working with a 2.4 series kernel - mostly a matter of running the config program. I've found that it's much more stable than the Windows driver anyway

The 2.6 kernel series linuxant driver is available for free but is then limited to 14.4 kbps, so you could always try it and see if it works.

What do you get for the modem when you run "/sbin/lspci -v"?
 
Old 09-20-2005, 12:49 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by ciotog
What do you get for the modem when you run /sbin/lspci -v"? [/B]
I get this :

Communication controller:

Conexant HCF 56k Data/Fax/Voice/Spkp Modem (Worldwide) (rev 08)
Subsystem: Conexant HCF 56k Data/Fax/Voice/Spkp Modem (Worldwide)
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 6
Memory at f2800000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
I/O ports at b800 [size=8]
Capabilities: <available only to root>

it seems that linux can recoginze my modem ...th eproblem is when I try to Activate my Network device ...when I try to Activate it , it says "Error 2"

Last edited by medya; 09-20-2005 at 12:55 AM.
 
Old 09-20-2005, 02:54 AM   #9
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With a dial-up connection you don't use a network device - you need to follow the installation instructions for the driver you download, then set up the ISP details. There are a few places online with tips, for example:
http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/opsys/linux/L...linux-ppp.html
http://www.lysator.liu.se/~forsberg/...onnection.html

Or you can try running a program like kppp and set it up that way. If you use kde that's probably the best way to go, if you use gnome then setting it up manually and creating connect/disconnect scripts allows you to use the modemlights applet. Other window managers have their own tools (like yawmppp for WindowMaker).
 
Old 09-20-2005, 07:32 AM   #10
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Hi medya,
I really know how frustrating it is to get an internal modem running. I also went through these, but i did it at last. Linux doesn't support many of the so called "Winmodems",whose drivers are built specifically for Windows. Linux supports only a few chipsets, so lookout for the chipsets other than the make of the card. Sinc your chipset is Conexant you can get the driver from www.linuxant.com . download the driver for your kernel and install it according to the specifications. After installation you must see the modules "hsfpci" hcfpci" etc loaded when issuing the command "lsmod". You can run KPPP after the installation of the modem driver. it helps in configuring the modem. you must specify a lot of options here. I think your problem is in specifying these values. Also check whether the link to /dev/modem is from the modem device file. this will be created by default when installing the driver. just check it. The main problems lie in configuring the values in KPPP.
If problem persists please feel free to contact through this forum...
vimal....
 
Old 09-20-2005, 10:56 AM   #11
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What would really help is if you describe the steps you've taken so far - including what commands you've run. Also which distribution (which you should add to your linuxquestions profile), window manager, etc.
 
Old 09-23-2005, 08:28 AM   #12
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Hi,

If you want to help to translate Linux into Kurdish, join our Linux Kurdish project!

http://www.ferheng.org/linux

Silav (Greetings),
Erdal
 
Old 10-16-2005, 11:00 AM   #13
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Re: modem help

Quote:
Originally posted by Trio3b
If you are new to linux, then set a reasonable time limit for yourself to find drivers and learn how to install. No sense in getting frustrated and quitting linux. If you're not on the net in a week:

Try to go DSL thru LAN connection - if not possible then:
place your Conexant modem on the nearest set of railroad tracks - wait for 6000 ton freight train - enjoy!

All seriousness aside, I have installed several internal PCI modems and if I ever hear the word "driver" again, it needs to be while in a taxi.

Get an EXTERNAL SERIAL PORT MODEM ( NOT USB - they are winmodems)
Make sure ISP accepts linux.

good luck
Hey I had my parent [who are in 100 miles away from me] to send me my old US Robotic Sportster VI 14.4 modem.

now what should I do ? I pluged it into the Com Serial ...but it isnt working...

when I runned linux it asked me if I let it to configure my GENERIC MODEM and I said OK !
I guess Linux meant my Internal modem...

whatever now I see that linux knows a Generic modem.... and but it deosnt know any other modem ...how I can force to know my external modem ?

[I guess my problem is not with modems...because it knows my generic modem...the problem is when I click on Activate connection.. it gives me ERROR 2 when I try to activate it...]

please help me ...I need a internety linux.
 
  


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