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Old 08-06-2003, 08:05 PM   #1
Ackin
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How can I make my modem work?


Hello, Im new to this place (which looks great, btw! )

My problems are with my modem
I just installed Linux Red Hat 9 two days ago, and I got a manual to configure my modem, but I can't make any of the ways to do it work.
I have a Conexant Soft 56K internal modem. I have tried using Kppp, but I dunno how to install KDE, I think I have Gnome instead.
I have tried configuring it with wvdial, both trying yo use YaST and manually. Didn't work either, I cant modify files like that '/etc/wvdial.conf'.

Please, I need help. The sooner I can make this work with your help, the faster I will uninstall Windows!

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Old 08-06-2003, 08:21 PM   #2
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I dont know if you've checked this site out but it has alot of helpful info on getting internal modems working under linux:
http://www.linmodems.org/
Most likely you will probably have to download some drivers and learn how to compile them for your kernel. There should be links on the above site. That site helped me get my PCtel modem working in linux. Oh and it's a good idea to see if your modem has any identifying nubers/letters on it's chipset since it's easier to track modem compatibility and correct drivers that way.
Hope this is somewhat helpful...

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Old 08-06-2003, 11:13 PM   #3
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download and run 'scanmodem' from the above link (linmodems), it will tell you your exact chipset and then you could install the proper driver (which will be in a file generated by scanmodem). Now, you say you cant modify files like /etc/evdial.conf
Well, why not? Are u sure it even exists on your system? did u run wvdialconf /etc/wvdial.conf
before you tried editing /etc/wvdial.conf???
Lots of questions..based on the information you gave us. We want you to run scanmodem and download correct driver..so do that
We are here to help- btw, welcome to linuxquestions
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Old 08-07-2003, 11:29 AM   #4
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You should find drivers for your Conexant modem at www.linuxant.com.
 
Old 08-07-2003, 07:47 PM   #5
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the liks helped a lot!
I could find the correct drivers, and right now I'm posting via Linux!

thanks a lot
 
Old 08-07-2003, 08:37 PM   #6
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You are welcome
 
  


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