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Old 10-02-2008, 10:25 AM   #1
stevieray35
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having trouble with openSUSE dial-up connection


I follow the software setup and still nothing. I had a similar experience with fedora8. is there a command line method and if so what is it?

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Old 10-02-2008, 12:06 PM   #2
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Which version of Suse are you using? Which modem are you using? You will need a driver for your modem if it is a soft modem. Suse has a software package if you are using kde called kppp and if gnome called wvdial. These make setup a lot easier.
 
Old 10-02-2008, 04:03 PM   #3
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You will need a driver for your modem if it is a soft modem.
True, but we can but hope that its an external serial modem.
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Suse has a software package if you are using kde called kppp and if gnome called wvdial. These make setup a lot easier.
I'm sure I've used wvdial under kde and its seems to be a command line package. diald (?) is another option. If you really like doing this the hard way, you can potentially make ppp do all the work, but this is the hard way as you don't get any of the 'heuristics' that something like wvdial gives to you.

The trouble is there are a number of stages in getting this to work, a bit like the layers on an onion, and it doesn't matter how hard you batter away at getting any one stage to work, if you don't have the other stages working, you will not get an overall result. So the first thing is to be clear which of the layers is not working.
 
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salasi I also have a Robotics hardware internal pci modem in the set I am using at home that requires no additional drivers in linux.
 
  


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