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Serial 1 = /dev/ttyS0
Serial 2 = /dev/ttyS1
Serial 3 = /dev/ttyS2
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,
Last edited by Dummy-in-Linux; 08-11-2004 at 12:18 PM.
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?
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,
As foot note I like to mention that you will never learn Linux if you not stop thinking as a Windows user (slave)…..
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??
But how do I configure steps 3 and 4?? How do I do I do that?
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 $$ and time.
it is relatevly easy to install kppp in Mandrake. From a command prompt, type in mcc. You will get to the Mandrake Control Center.
Look for the software Managment center. in there, go to RPM Drake. folllow it and you will get an option where you will search for and find KPPP. install it.
Originally posted by unixfreak Im afraid Im very close to giving up on this. Most likely. Its costing me $$ 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...
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