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Old 10-16-2004, 02:30 PM   #1
loninappleton
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justin_p, I am ready for that advice about the US Robotics modem now


I am back and have made some progress. But i see that the
Fedora Core external modem problems seem to be pandemic!


Here's how much I've been able to do:


In sequence, here's what I did
>
>
> [ All from root ]
>
>
> I did not have any luck with /etc/sysconfig/hwconf
>
> which came back "permission denied"
>
> Loaded minicom -s This did not produce an error but it did loaded
> its defaults.
>
> Ran echo ATDT > /dev/ttyS0
>
> This did not error but it didn't do anything
> either.
>
>
> Ran ln -s /dev/ttyS0 /dev/modem
>
> No errors at this.
>
>
> Ran kppp and changed /dev/modem to /dev/modemS0
>
>
>
> Typed echo ATDT [phone number] in the kppp mini terminal.
> I was able to dial out and connect to the ISP. This did not get me
> on the Net. It logged me into their server so I got out right away.
>
> The initial settings in kppp were for 28,800 and I changed that 115200.
>
>
> I logged out of root and back in as me.
>
>
>
> [All As User]
>
>
> Next dialup showed a connection at 53,333 that I usually get.
>
>
> So I am connected now to what?
>
> I loaded Mozilla to see what would happen. In help under 'profile'
> the instruction to set up a Mozilla profile says get out of program
> and get into terminal mode, type ./mozilla-profilemanager
>
> I did this with and without a space at 'zilla -profilemanager
>
> Profile manager would not load.
>
>
> Back in Mozilla there is file:///usr/share/doc/html/index.html
> in the address bar.
>
>
> I tried to load some things in the address bar, but wasn't getting
> anywhere.
>
>
> Images on the screen were Lower Right my 'plug icon' was
> connected.
>
>
> I attempted to load a mail program just for grins but did not
> get any setup info.
>
>
> So that's pretty much where I am: I dialed out, I logged in but not
> to the net. At least finding the terminal option screens was a relief.
>
>
> After all this, if anybody offered me the "Red Hat Linux2 Bible"
> for free, I'd say "Excuse me, but there's a turnip truck I have to
> catch."
>
> :-/
>
>
> Thanks for all the help now and in the future.
 
Old 10-16-2004, 02:46 PM   #2
320mb
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My US Robotics Modem is set to use

/dev/ttyS4

No probs in 2 years of use...............
 
Old 10-16-2004, 04:43 PM   #3
loninappleton
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Quote:
Originally posted by 320mb
My US Robotics Modem is set to use

/dev/ttyS4

No probs in 2 years of use...............

Greetings from Linux Konqueror. K fired where mozilla would not..
any suggestions on that?


I am continuing a bit with the Negus book and

using /etc/resolvconfig [as root]


I got a 'permission denied' error.


Also in this browser, it does not seem to CR (carriarge return)
down the screen. I have to use the slider to advance downward to complete the message when I am out of 'screen room'.

Too weird.
 
Old 10-16-2004, 05:25 PM   #4
Ryptyde
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You might want to check this thread:

Dialup connection issues

I use a USR 56K Performance Pro Modem model 5610B and on the side panel of the package it came in under "Minimum System Requirements" was listed:

Linux (Kernel 2.3 and higher). Hope this helps.

Last edited by Ryptyde; 10-16-2004 at 05:31 PM.
 
Old 10-16-2004, 11:18 PM   #5
justin_p
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hey, glad you made it back, sorry if i ticked you off a little. Anyhow, how is the configuration going? When i hooked up my external modem, the fc network device control would not recognize it for whatever reason. All i had to do was hook it up to /dev/ttys0. That was it. I had to use network device control in gnome to bring up the interface. That should work with your standard FC set up. Make sure all your software is up to date. If this doesn't help post back and we'll keep at it.
 
  


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