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I have 3com (I'm sure of this) hardware modem, which can't for some reason be autodetected in the network config of mandrake 9.1. I considered using the 3com/US robotics linux install, which uses setserial (which i install), but it can't find it at ttyS2 (modem is at com3) or the modem symbolic link. kppp has the same problems to.
It's been a while since I've used KPPP but did you try /dev/modem instead of ttyS?. I ran a USR External that identified as ttyS1 but would work with /dev/modem since it's a symlink the same as /dev/mouse.
I've tried /dev/modem...
something funny: I've looked into the setserial option of installing my modem, and ttyS2 and ttyS3 is not in /dev/. They usually appear in other distro's on my machine. How can you check what /dev/modem points to? And, therefore, how can you change what it does point to?
another question: is setserial a valid option? I have also tried installing slackware 9.0, and it doesn't recongize the modem either. It does have, however, /dev/ttyS*. Will setserial setup the appropriate links, or do the more user friendly distro's install it for you (i.e. Mandrake). The thing is, my modem works just fine in Red Hat 9.0 (but RH is bulky, slow, and M$'ish). Does it ever seem like there is never enough support for modems? Modem probs in linux have been harping me for the past year...AAAARRRGGGHHH!!!