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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.
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.
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]
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).
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...
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.
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.
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...]