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Old 05-13-2003, 01:39 AM   #1
emmanuelmathew
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Cannot open Modem


Hi,

Please help me in this problem cause I do not have any way out except the
help from you. I have a sm 56 PCI speakerphone Win modem. It used to work
fine in Redhat 7.1. But yesterday, I installed Redhat 9.0. Then I installed
the sm56 latest package and I ran sm56setup. But when I tried to establish
internet connection through KPPP after giving ISP name etc, with the device
/dev/modem, I got the error "Cannot open Modem". Please save me because If I
cannot connect to the internet, I have to again go for Redhat 7.1 which is a
very tedious process. So please help me.

Lot of Thanks in Advance

Bye
Thanks and Regards
Emmanuel Mathew
 
Old 05-13-2003, 03:20 AM   #2
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First check wether you actually have a /dev/modem
If not: check wether the install went ok and is so, you could try to make a symlink called /dev/modem to where the modem is actually installed.

If you have a /dev/modem check wether it points to the right location and check the users rights on it.

Anne
 
Old 05-13-2003, 05:49 AM   #3
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Hi,

Thanks for the information. But after installing, I just listed the files in the /dev. So there I saw the /dev/modem listed which is pointing to the /dev/sm56 and I believe this file is been created by the rpm package intallation. But why my modem cannot be open. That I do not know. The same steps I did in the redhat 7.1 and it worked. So I am confused. Please help me.

Lot of Thanks in Advance

Bye
Thanks and Regards
Emmanuel mathew
 
Old 05-13-2003, 06:14 AM   #4
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Did some reading up on the subject here: http://216.239.57.104/search?q=cache...hl=en&ie=UTF-8
Did you do it all including the insmod part?

Anne
 
Old 05-13-2003, 11:27 AM   #5
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Hi

Thanks for the information and I will try it soon. Hope I will get the things right.

Bye
 
Old 05-16-2003, 11:43 PM   #6
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plz go thru the post SM56 users please read
 
  


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