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hi I have been trying to get my dial up working I have put a zoom serial hardware modem in I think suse knows its there but I don't have a dialup icon there seems to be no way to let system know I wont to dialup my isp thanks for any help as I very much wont to start using linux as I hate microsoft
hi I cannot get this os to dial and no one in my area wonts anything to do with linux i've had people here tell me to configer my modem using wvdial or kppp what are these as I can't seem to find either one my modem is a zoom serial 56k suse detects it and I configer it with previders dialup number and when i'm through with the wizzard it tells me its successful but it will not do any thing when I pull up my brouser i'm sure this modem should work as it has its on power supply and its serial connected thanks for guildence past this problem
Distribution: Mandriva mostly, vector 5.1, tried many.Suse gone from HD because bad Novell/Zinblows agreement
Also advising you wvdial (this does the dialling
and is inteligent enough to configure the modem connection)
It is far superior to kppp when it comes to debugging
(also have aanother terminal ready with
tail -f /var/log/syslog (mind you with suse 10.1 this does not work
I think because by default it does not log everything,
you would need to change syslog-ng settings)
but this would give you interesting debugging message
am sorry to say google for wvdial or look in suse repositories / yast
i personally had problems using kinternet that suse defaults to. try launching kppp (may have to do this as a root process if you do not have permissions set yet) and then manually configure, in the "modems" tab, select the first option "/dev/tty1" I believe, or something very similar to this. This will tell kppp to use this device to dial out. Perhaps since yast has configured the modem, it's actual device name may appear, or be set to use /dev/modem. Either way you should get some results using this method or Emmanuel's.