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Old 08-11-2004, 12:10 PM   #151
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Hello Unixfreak,

It is simple.......

Serial 1 = /dev/ttyS0
Serial 2 = /dev/ttyS1
Serial 3 = /dev/ttyS2
Etc

Additional information you maybe need is;

/dev/ttyS0 = Interrupt 4 and address 0x3f8
/dev/ttyS1 = Interrupt 3 and address 0x2f8
/dev/ttyS2 = Interrupt 4 and address 0x3e8
/dev/ttyS3 = Interrupt 3 and address 0x2e8
Any higher serial ports number I can advice to look at the manual of the serial port card add-on card.

Hope that helps you………

With kind regards,

Richard

Last edited by Dummy-in-Linux; 08-11-2004 at 12:18 PM.
 
Old 08-11-2004, 12:21 PM   #152
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I do not understand.

For instance. I have a external modem, how would I configure it in Windows and Linux?

Suppose if Windows uses COM 3 what would Linux use as an external modem?

I esp. do not understand this part below what you wrote. I just cant interpret.

Additional information you maybe need is;

/dev/ttyS0 = Interrupt 4 and address 0x3f8
/dev/ttyS1 = Interrupt 3 and address 0x2f8
/dev/ttyS2 = Interrupt 4 and address 0x3e8
/dev/ttyS3 = Interrupt 3 and address 0x2e8

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Old 08-11-2004, 12:28 PM   #153
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Hello Unixfreak,

If you use KPPP to dial to internet you click on “configure…” then select tab “Device” then select by “Modem device:” /dev/ttyS2 and you using a serial modem on a standard serial port 3.

My son of 3 year old can do that…………….

With kind regards,

Richard
 
Old 08-11-2004, 12:33 PM   #154
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So COM3 would be /dev/ttyS2, right? I understand now... Thanks

Its weird, because I cant locate the KPPP in Mandrake 9.1. Its just not there. Did a command: kppp and no such directory was found. Weird.

But anyway, if I plug in the serial cable to the serial port back of the PC how would I know which COM port that is using?


Win32sux -

On this thread this user was complaining that his KDE desktop loaded very slow on his Slackware, could this be an issue.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=216171


Last edited by unixfreak; 08-11-2004 at 12:38 PM.
 
Old 08-11-2004, 12:45 PM   #155
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Hello Unixfreak,

If I read your previous postings you also using Windows 2000, right?

On what serial port Windows 2K locates your external modem? If you translate that to a Linux serial port it is probably easy to find out, what serial port you connected your modem.

I use KPPP (Fedora core 2) as example, other dialers in other distributions will maybe not work exactly the same as KPPP (I belief KPPP is freely downloadable). Maybe it helps if you post what dialer you use to connect to the internet?

With kind regards,

Richard
 
Old 08-11-2004, 12:54 PM   #156
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Well. I used DrakConnect in Mandrake 9.1. the (NIC Wizard). Where could I download the KPPP?? I just cant find it.

BTW, like I said, my other PC is in Europe. So I do not have any details about the exernal modem.So cant give you any details. But, the computer that Im working on right now, Im not able to find KPPP.

I even looked under Install Packages. Not there. (or maybe I looked in the wrong place under install packages) I dont know. VERY WEIRD.

I went to linux HCL and Tux_Lawry (the poster if you scroll down), he had it working just fine from the steps he decribed:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/sh...php?product=72

1. Install LNUX_3ComMdm-1.0-1.i386.rpm
(from US Robotics website)
2. Edit /etc/init.d/serial and change
COMPORT=/dev/ttyS3 to /dev/ttyS4
3. Delete the /dev/modem symlink if present
4. Recreate 'ln -s /dev/ttyS4 /dev/modem'

But how do I configure steps 3 and 4?? How do I do I do that?

Last edited by unixfreak; 08-11-2004 at 01:09 PM.
 
Old 08-11-2004, 01:19 PM   #157
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Dear Unixfreak,

Did you ever hear about Google? If you use this search engine you get around 23000 links, if you search for “KPPP on Mandrake” some will tell you nothing and some tell you everything. Linux in general is easy to use but you need to upgrade to the want-to-know level and forget your know-how of Windows.

I use Windows 2000 and Fedora Core 2 on several systems, one thing I learned from this is forget everything you think you know about computers…Linux is not a Windows copy it is something different. It offered me total security for my Windows 2000 network (to the outside world), and all new workstations are based on Linux.

If it was possible I removed Windows from all systems, but that is sadly not possible.

With kind regards,

Richard

As foot note I like to mention that you will never learn Linux if you not stop thinking as a Windows user (slave)…..
 
Old 08-12-2004, 10:49 AM   #158
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I dont understand,

How come these steps below would make it work??? I went to the HCL Forum and a poster posted these steps below:


I went to linux HCL and Tux_Lawry (the poster if you scroll down), he had it working just fine from the steps he decribed:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/s....php?product=72

1. Install LNUX_3ComMdm-1.0-1.i386.rpm
(from US Robotics website)
2. Edit /etc/init.d/serial and change
COMPORT=/dev/ttyS3 to /dev/ttyS4
3. Delete the /dev/modem symlink if present
4. Recreate 'ln -s /dev/ttyS4 /dev/modem'

But how do I configure steps 3 and 4?? How do I do I do that?

Im not getting a feedback on this. One of the other poster posted back a reply that these steps made the modem work. Look at the link above.


Last edited by unixfreak; 08-12-2004 at 10:58 AM.
 
Old 08-12-2004, 07:42 PM   #159
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those are the same steps i put you through... i'm not sure why it didn't work for you... there must have been something you did differently... or perhaps there's a difference between your setups... looks like he was using mandy 9.2... what version are YOU using??
Quote:
But how do I configure steps 3 and 4?? How do I do I do that?
you did this already, you don't remember??
 
Old 08-12-2004, 07:50 PM   #160
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Ok, heres the scoop.

Again I wasted 100 bucks on an external modem Model# 5686E Us Robotics 56K Fax.

I failed again like always. No luck.

KDE 3.1 does not have KPPP installed. Is there a way to install KPPP or download it?

In Linux Mandrake 9.1, I chose ttyS0 which is COM1 serial.

I dont understand. And everytime I install a new modem, that Eth0 is detected. Dont worry I disabled it.

Im trying to avoid the installation of a new distro. Mandrake is easier to work with.

If Slackware is it.... then I afraid I'll have to install it inorder to get an internet connection. Now dont get me wrong, I have nothing against Slackware, but like you said, its harder because its different. It does not do the "Hand holding" for you.

Its like Im walking on a thread mill with nothing accomplished

I thought external modems worked. Im afraid Im very close to giving up on this. Most likely. Its costing me $$ and time.

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Old 08-12-2004, 08:32 PM   #161
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it is relatevly easy to install kppp in Mandrake. From a command prompt, type in mcc. You will get to the Mandrake Control Center.
Look for the software Managment center. in there, go to RPM Drake. folllow it and you will get an option where you will search for and find KPPP. install it.
 
Old 08-12-2004, 09:20 PM   #162
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Quote:
Originally posted by unixfreak
Im afraid Im very close to giving up on this. Most likely. Its costing me $$ and time.
you already had bought a linux compatible pci modem (5610B)... the issues you were having setting-it-up were NOT compatibility issues... i don't know why you went out and bought the external one, you just had to give the 5610B a chance...

i bet you didn't even try the modem using SLAX, right??

going out and spending money like crazy is a really bad idea... it'll get you nowhere, FAST...


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Old 08-12-2004, 09:25 PM   #163
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Sorry, but I could not find it. I did the same thing last night. Maybe Its under a different catagory. I even tried under Networks and did not find it.

So, is there a way to install it? Remember, I have KDE 3.1 which KPPP is NOT included in the package. I got this info from a google search.

Theres got to be a way to this. Where and how could I download KPPP??? And once downloaded what are the steps to install it?

Im going through hell right now.

Any other suggestions? If I REALLY have to install Slackware (which is compatable for the US Robotics 5610B) then I will. But hate to go through the hassle of installing this again.
 
Old 08-12-2004, 10:47 PM   #164
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KPPP is NOT a part of KDE package, it's a part of Mandrake RPM packages. There is major difference. I use Mandrake 9.2 KPPP did NOT get installed initially so i had to install it from Drake installer. So I can bet you a million bux it IS somewhere inside the 3 CDs you got.
I am sorry, but I think it's time for you to quit posting here but instead to do what I keep on telling people: go to the bookstore and buy a book or two on Linux and read that instead. You've got 198 post here so far and I'm sorry for this, but you sound like you know NOTHING about computers.
Forget Linux for now. Study basic computers instead.
Yeah yeah yeah, I KNOW I will get flamed and told I need to help newbies like you, but I been reading and following your posts ever since you began and have tried to help you several times under several different nicks but you appear totally lost and worse, you don't even listen. Go read a Linux book, OK? You are DEFINETLY NOT ready to play with Linux
 
Old 08-12-2004, 10:51 PM   #165
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Just tell me which CD and I could install myself.
 
  


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