This is strange and it has happened with both an internal ISA modem (set up for com1-irq4) and an external modem(US Robotics sportster). Post physical intallation ... boot up (RH 7.1w2.4.18 kernel) ...KUDZU finds and configures the modems. When I use RH dialup configuration it does NOT find the (in/external) modem. (yes I've gone through this procedure with KUDZU disabled and got the same results) I continue to enter my ISP info. and manually set up the modem (/dev/ttys0). I then try using RH ppp dialer ... it will not dial. But if I go back to RH dialup config, on the accounts tab and use debug mode the modem works fine ...dials out and connects. I've tested the connection by FTPing to various sites. Initially, thinking something might be wrong with the installation ... I removed and reinstalled the rp3 and wvdial rpms. The situation remained the same.
I haven't got a clue on how I can remedy this. I've looked through some How To's but could find nothing directly
related. Please help