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Old 12-08-2006, 09:10 AM   #1
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Unhappy Help connecting to Internet...


Hello people..I have recently switched from WinXP to PCLinuxOS.I learned some very basics but i'm stuck with conneting to internet..

I have:

Agere V.92 Data+Fax Modem Version 8.30

that modem is in WinXP attached to COM 3..please help me

Thanks
 
Old 12-08-2006, 09:19 AM   #2
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Well---first, did the PCLinuxOS installer detect the modem and offer any setup options? In a terminal, do this:
dmesg|grep "Agere"
If this does not produce any result, substitute some other words for Agere--like "modem".
Google search using "Agere modem linux" shows that you are not alone---take a look at some of those links.

If you are teetering on the edge of getting broadband, now would be the time. Getting the most out of Linux without it can be frustrating.
 
Old 12-08-2006, 10:25 AM   #3
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Hello pixellany,thanks for your quick reply.PCLinuxOS didn't detected modem and didn't offered any setups.I terminal i did what you told me and i get this:

ttyLTM0 at I/O 0xe800(irq=17) is a "Lucent/Agere modem"
 
Old 12-08-2006, 10:39 AM   #4
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if you are using kde, look for a program called kppp in the internet section. This may walk you through it, Gnome has gppp, which is basically the same thing. This is a good starting place. I had to buy a separate modem for about 40$ when I switched to linux . . . best investment i ever made.
 
Old 12-08-2006, 12:02 PM   #5
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sleekmason i tried to setup kppp i know for this...in windows port is COM3 so i select ttyS2 and when i Query modem kppp stops responding or i get error Modem is busy..I dont know maybe i need some drivers...
 
Old 12-08-2006, 03:46 PM   #6
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Help connecting to Internet...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ^dark_c0de^
I have:
Agere V.92 Data+Fax Modem Version 8.30
I think I had one of these and made it work, this is a serial external (hard) modem, correct ?
 
Old 12-08-2006, 04:00 PM   #7
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yes you are right obnascar,i get constantly modem is busy or kppp freezes
 
Old 12-08-2006, 04:37 PM   #8
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yes you are right obnascar,i get constantly modem is busy or kppp freezes
I got my Agere V.92 working by installing "pppconfig", I do not know what distro you are using but you should be able to apt-get install.

After you get it installed, then go to a terminal and do these:

'sudo pppconfig' (set up and fill in the questions it ask for)
'Sudo pon *my_ISP' (this will open dial-up)
'Sudo poff *my_ISP' (this will close your connection)

* replace my_ISP with the name of your ISP.

I hope this will work for you,
obnascar
 
Old 12-08-2006, 04:48 PM   #9
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I'm using PCLinuxOS,thx for this i will try...hope it works
 
Old 12-08-2006, 05:11 PM   #10
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obnascar i downloaded this from site: http://packages.debian.org/unstable/admin/pppconfig

and i dont know to install it , plz help me i'm really noob at all this.

Using PCLinuxOS
 
Old 12-08-2006, 05:46 PM   #11
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I am not good at installing from source myself, maybe someone will come along here and help you with that.

Does not PCLinuxOS come with a package manager ? That would be what I would try 1st if you have not already done so.
 
Old 12-09-2006, 05:11 AM   #12
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I have something called Synaptic package.maybe i can try from there something
 
Old 12-09-2006, 07:27 AM   #13
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Nope,i didnt done anything,my modem is in windows attached to COM3,so i select
ttyS2(maybe i'm wrong),but i get constantly Modem is busy..Don't know, i tried everything except installing pppconfig.I successfully extractd files from .tar and i dont know now how to build files for installing...
 
Old 12-09-2006, 08:30 AM   #14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ^dark_c0de^
Nope,i didnt done anything,my modem is in windows attached to COM3,so i select
ttyS2(maybe i'm wrong),but i get constantly Modem is busy..Don't know, i tried everything except installing pppconfig.I successfully extractd files from .tar and i dont know now how to build files for installing...
First, if you downloaded the file from the link you posted, it probably won't work, as thats a debian file. Its been a long time since I've used PCLinuxOS, but I'm almost positive it requires RPMs(usually, if you can find an RPM for Mandrake/Mandriva, it will work for PCLinux).

If PCLinux has Synaptic Package manager, thats also an option. It should set up and install the file an its dependancies, all on its own. You could try posting in the Mandriva forum here, or try the forum below...

http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/

IGF
 
Old 12-09-2006, 10:27 AM   #15
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You might want to try "sudo pppconfig" at a terminal, some distros have pppconfig already installed as default.
 
  


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