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Old 08-18-2007, 09:28 AM   #1
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Unhappy Installing modem driver on Dell Inspiron 1300 laptop


Hi - I have a Dell Inspiron 1300 laptop on which I have installed Kubuntu 7.04. The screen resolution needs tweaking, but to do that I need access to the internet via the built-in modem which doesn't work ootb. I have located what I believe is the correct driver and down-loaded it from Linuxant onto a CD. So far so good. At that point I tried to add a CD-ROM to the sources.list file in order to install the driver from the CD... Can't get it to do it, and it might be the wrong approach anyway. Please help me out.
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Old 08-19-2007, 03:19 AM   #2
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Erhm. I'd make sure you have the proper driver first. As an advice, it's best to say "I've done this <insert commands> and I've received this <insert errors you received>". It's hard for us to know what you've done and what you've screwed up if you tell us "I tried to make it work but I couldn't. The end.". Does the driver you fetched come in .deb format? Why not tell us the model of your modem, and the name of the files on your CD. Also, if you have just one .deb file on your CD, there's hardly any need to modify your sources.list, just mount the cd, cd /mount/point and dpkg -i <yourdriverfile>.deb.
 
Old 08-20-2007, 06:45 AM   #3
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Smile All's well...

Thanks for your help. I have downloaded the correct (hsf) driver from Linuxant and the modem now works fine. I have subsequently been able to install 915resolution, so my screen is nice and sharp. So far so good.
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Mike
 
Old 08-20-2007, 05:36 PM   #4
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The driver from Linuxant will only give 14kbps speed till you send them some $$$$. The one from Dell will give you full speed, at least the fastest speed your ISP and line condition will provide.
 
Old 08-23-2007, 05:51 AM   #5
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Smile Modem driver downloaded from Dell

Hi - many thanks for the tip regarding modem driver available on Dell's site. To be honest I was a bit dubious because the driver is listed as being suitable for the Inspiron 6400 and mine is a lowly 1300, but it installed without problem and I then downloaded the 915resolution package with it which it did with commendable speed. So, again many thanks. That said, my browser (Konqueror) refuses to let me into any website; when I try it just says "server not found". Is there a setting in Konqueror to correct this? Or do I need to change something in KPPP?
Best regards
Mike
 
Old 08-23-2007, 11:25 AM   #6
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Well, you do have to fill in the ISP information in KPPP, also, you can try adding the string of inits below to the "missing" init 2 field in modem commands in KPPP:
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ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
 
Old 08-23-2007, 11:34 AM   #7
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Mind you, that's just for dialing out. If you click on "view log" or similar when dialing out with KPPP, you can watch the progress. If it eventually says something like "connected at 44kbps", then the dialout was successful. Which means you may have to disable IPV6 in browser settings. I only know how to do it in Firefox.
EDIT: Can you send or recieve e-mail?

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