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Old 01-16-2005, 05:38 PM   #1
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Unhappy Hardware problems


I am new to Linux, and am having some problems with some of the hardware. I am not able to get my modem to dial out. Suse detected my modem but has not actually connected. I have looked all over for solutions and they all seem to patrially fit, but not exactly. Please help.
 
Old 01-17-2005, 03:43 AM   #2
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What kind of modem is it? Maybe you're facing the same problems as I am with an ADSL modem on Suse 9.2. If so, see the correspondence under my name.

Tom
 
Old 01-17-2005, 06:06 PM   #3
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I am using a BroadCom AC'97 82801DB.

It easily recognized this modem, but when I try to dial I get nothing. I have found a very similar thread, but the person who started it still has not found help.
 
Old 01-17-2005, 06:34 PM   #4
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Maybe it was one of my threads that you found! But it seems to be quite a common problem. However, as another Linux newbie I can assure you that these forums provide very valuable information and support. With others' help I seem to be gradually getting through my own difficulties. I'd have been completely lost without it.

That being said, what kind of modem is yours? Is it a conventional dial-up modem, a broadband ADSL one or a router-modem using ethernet? The ways to deal with them are different. There's also something called a winmodem, but as that doesn't affect me I'm afraid I haven't found out how to distinguish it from the others.

All the best,
Tom
 
Old 01-17-2005, 07:24 PM   #5
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Mine is an internal dial-up modem in a laptop. In my searches on the forums I think that it might be a winmodem (curse Bill). The threads that I have found in this area have not been sufficient to solve my problem. I have found many threads that offer some help, but have always left me hanging when it does not fit my exact situation.
 
  


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