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Old 06-14-2004, 11:15 AM   #1
sachitha
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Unhappy internet connection with linux


i set it up using KPPP. But when i try to log in it says " Modem is busy" all the time.
Why does this happen?????
pls help me out with this.
tx in advance!!
 
Old 06-14-2004, 12:51 PM   #2
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are you sure your configuration is all right? that you use the right device (ttyS1 or ttyS2 etc.), or if you use /dev/modem link then does it exist?
 
Old 07-12-2004, 09:06 PM   #3
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i'm using the 'ttys2' device. that is the only device in which the 'modem is busy'. But in all the other devices the message comes up saying " unable to open Modem".
so i figured comparatively the ttys2 device must be the correct one (???)
but still is also gives that message " Modem is busy!"
i don't understand why?
 
Old 07-12-2004, 09:36 PM   #4
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does your computer have a winmodem?
 
Old 07-13-2004, 10:40 AM   #5
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i don't know if it is a winmodem, but is a
Motorola SM56 Speakerphone Modem. is it a
winmodem?, which is probably not being recognized by
my linux operating system???
 
Old 08-04-2004, 10:12 AM   #6
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dear sachitha
you first visit http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/beginners.html in order to down load scam modem utility to see whether your linux recognize the modem or not.second get the driver from motorola site inwhich there is a particular driver for modem sm56.then you do your configurations.
 
Old 08-12-2004, 11:03 AM   #7
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>> scam modem utility
Thank you! i shud probably check it out.
 
Old 08-12-2004, 11:39 AM   #8
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You probably want to take a look at this
 
Old 04-02-2005, 01:10 PM   #9
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hey any body have successfull installed and runing sm56 modem ??
i will be glad if you can help me too stuck in same problem
thank you
 
Old 04-03-2005, 04:30 AM   #10
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I really tried alot with many programs to use internet through SM56 but it was not successful. I advice you to go to the external modem which is better and easier.
 
Old 04-04-2005, 01:21 AM   #11
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Modem Help

Here are some notes made to myself on the road to getting internet connected with Linux....hope it helps.

Using MDK 10.0
Just got on line with Amigo AMI-IA56 internal PCI dialup modem with Intel 536ep chipset. ( google for it)


1. Your ISP must play nice w/Linux (call them)...mine didn't (AOL) , had to change ISP.

2. I guess you know that DSL thru LAN (NIC) connection is easiest. No drivers. Took about 4 minutes.

3. Next easiest is dialup with external serial (NOT USB) modem. Google for Best DATA or US Robotics ($20 - $65). No drivers. Takes about 5-10 min. to configure in Kppp. I bought one for the kid's PC at thrift store. ($4). Everyone's getting rid of older 56k ser. modems. (they work with linux and are faster than some internal PCI modems)

4. More difficult is internal PCI modem requiring drivers (which includes both soft and hardware modems) You must determine whether your modem is a softmodem or a hardware modem. If you insist on installing an internal PCI modem, be prepared to search for drivers. It could take 1 day or three weeks depending on lots of variables. Also, do not expect much tech support from the modem manufacturer, even if the modem is listed as being linux compatible.
Check here --> http://www.linmodems.org
or here --> http://www.modemsite.com
 
Old 04-04-2005, 07:03 AM   #12
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Dear Trio3b
Thanks in advance for your advice.
I have got an external modem type ZOOM (USA MADE).But I couldnot configure it with linux. It works beautifully with Windows .Please what are the steps to configure? I tried ttsy0 and ttsy1 and ttsy2 but no hope.
 
Old 04-04-2005, 10:35 AM   #13
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I'm a newbie as well...i use mandrake 10.1 and i can't set up my internet connection...i have an ISDN modem and if i "Make a new connection", i can't find a way to use it!! I tried through monitor connections but all i get there is about my eth0 (ethernet) LAN on-board chip... What should i do??



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