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Old 11-16-2001, 02:09 AM   #1
willo
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modem does not respond


Just installed Mandrake 7.2 distro and am having modem probs.
Using the KDE desktop as root I set up a kppp account. When I use the dialer I get a message first that "modem is ready" then after a few seconds it changes to "sorry modem does not respond". Being a total newbie I've tried everything I can think of, which isn't much. I have a us robotics hardware isa voice/fax modem. I am booting 3 partitions: Dos 622, Win98se, Linux. Help!

Willo
 
Old 11-16-2001, 03:16 AM   #2
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try using wvdial. for some reason, kppp sometimes just doesn't work.
 
Old 11-16-2001, 03:33 AM   #3
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Re: modem does not respond

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Just installed Mandrake 7.2
Just? Mandrake 7.2 is really rather old. I very strongly suggest you get 8.1 which has numerous improvements and security fixes.
 
Old 11-17-2001, 12:20 AM   #4
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Am waiting for the 8.1 Mandrake cds, too slow to dl. Will I be able to install over 7.2 or should I do a clean install? I don't know how to do anything if it's not in an x window yet. Thanks
 
Old 11-17-2001, 04:18 AM   #5
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You can do an "upgrade" install, but I tend to format everything (except the /home partition) and do a clean install of the OS.
 
  


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