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Old 03-05-2004, 05:18 PM   #1
Ryuugi_Takai
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Modem not initializing


Okay, this has been bothering me for as long as I've had Linux, which is not long, mind you. At first KPPP kept saying "The modem is busy," I've gotten it past that now, now when I try to connect on KPPP it hangs at "Initializing modem..." No matter what I try I can't get past that.....

Linux: RedHat 9.0
Modem: US Robotics 56K Fax Win

Anything else you need to know? Just ask, I'll be more than reluctant to tell you, anything to get KPPP working so I don't have to spend as much time on W*nd*ws.
 
Old 03-05-2004, 05:47 PM   #2
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have you ever been able to connect with that modem? If not, are you sure that it is supported?

I had modem issues with my suse9 installation (it worked under suse8) and never got it resolved. In looking around for help, I found out how cheap DSL had become and just went with that. No regrets at all.
 
Old 03-05-2004, 06:37 PM   #3
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I am currently using the same modem under Windows with absolutely no problems. And as far as DSL goes, I'm only 15 and can't pay for it myself and my parents won't get it again...

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Old 03-05-2004, 07:01 PM   #4
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1) What sort of modem is it? Hardware/Winmodem, PCI/Com port/USB.

US Robotics 56K Fax Win can mean quite few modems. In fact, it means pretty much every 56k US Robotics modem, and that's alot of modems.

2) You say you 'got it past' "The modem is busy." How? What did you do?
 
Old 03-05-2004, 07:02 PM   #5
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Just because it works under windows doesn't mean it will work under Linux. The reason is that alot of those internal PCI modems are designed SPECIFICALLY for windows. Some work and others do not. I'd suggest looking on a site which lists Linux supported modems. You could get one of those for not much money. If it happens that you have one that IS supported, you might have to do some tweaking to get it to work. I had a USR sportster (hardware) modem that fell into this category. If you do need a new modem, don't hesitate to buy one before giving up on Linux. It is easily worth the $20 or 30.

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Old 03-05-2004, 11:39 PM   #6
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The problem with the modem when it was saying "The modem is busy" was under the modem properties it was set for no compression of any type, however KPPP it was set for hardware compression, so I simply set it to "None," and then it would actually read the modem properly, for the most part, and I'm pretty sure that mine is supported by Linux because at some point, not long after I got it to read it some what properly, when booting into Linux it asked if I wanted to install the driver for it, after that installation finished and all it still read it as "Modem0" type: generic modem. And Tim, as far as it's type: US Robotics Winmodem USR5699B
And even if I don't get it to work, trust me, I would never give up on Linux, Besides, I'm getting SuSe winerack soon.
 
Old 03-05-2004, 11:56 PM   #7
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Thank for offering the help but after many sites about using WinModems under Linux I discovered that US Robotics won't release any type of file for it to work under Linux, I will just buy a new modem. Sorry to bother yall.
 
Old 03-06-2004, 06:17 PM   #8
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here's a site for good prices for External modems. I'm been using different brands of their External modems & they have worked fine on several versions of Linux. Whether i bought 1 or 3 modems, S&H was $8 to NC.

http://www.compgeeks.com/products.asp?cat=MDM"
 
  


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