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Old 08-12-2004, 01:25 PM   #1
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New External Modem question?


Hello -

I just installed an external modem (US Robotics 5686E 56K Fax).

My question is, this external modem is on COM-1. Now how do I configure this in Mandrake 9.1???

Is there any commands that I to do?? If yes, I need examples on this since Im really a newbie.

I had an internal modem, but it was not compatible. A lot of people are telling me to use an external modem. Im hoping this will work with Mandrake.

Please dont tell me I wasted my money on this.
 
Old 08-12-2004, 01:58 PM   #2
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you didnt waste your cash, don't worry about that.

In mdk you should be able to go to a configure system in whatever gui you use, and find network, and it should automatically detect the modem for you, and walk you through setting up your isp.

isp's like aol won't work, if you need to find a cheap, good isp that is both linux and windows compatible, go to http://www.isp.com 8.95 a month, and it gets 56k everytime.

hope this helps.
good luck.
 
Old 08-12-2004, 02:12 PM   #3
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I am running out of time. I have to do this by next week.

I booted up Linux, and I selected ttyS0 as my COM port. So, COM1=ttys0 and i selected tha. The internet connection failed.

Then I went to /etc/init.d/serial (using text editor) and I change from this:

COMPORT= /dev/ttys4

to this

COMPORT= /dev/ttys0 which is COM1 and still it failed.
 
Old 08-12-2004, 02:40 PM   #4
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I cant get it to work somehow.

It detected it. Thats the good sign. What else could be wrong with this?

Do you think it has to do with my ISP (Earthlink)?? Because I asked them, they do not have support for Linux only for Mac.
 
Old 08-12-2004, 03:28 PM   #5
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I tried it with the www.isp.com and still no luck.

Im using Mandrake 9.1 with an external modem. US Robotics Fax 56K Modem(5686E).

Do I need to install drivers for this in order to work with Linux?

I thought an external modem will work, but I guess not. What about my settings that I did above?

Any other suggestions?

Last edited by unixfreak; 08-12-2004 at 04:03 PM.
 
Old 08-12-2004, 04:34 PM   #6
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unixfreak,
mandy 9.1 comes with a app called kppp, if it isnt installed install it from your installation cd's.
it should get you up and runnng.
I used a US Robotics 56k external modem with mandy 9.1 and everything worked well "out of the box" so to speak using kppp.

best of luck

continued gratitude to all those who help us newbies
 
Old 08-12-2004, 05:16 PM   #7
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Quote:
I booted up Linux, and I selected ttyS0 as my COM port. So, COM1=ttys0 and i selected tha. The internet connection failed.
I've an external modem too. I use SuSE and SuSE auto-detected it for me as ttyS0, so that part is right.


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Do I need to install drivers for this in order to work with Linux?
External modems you should not need drivers as far as I'm aware. I've an Olitec Speedcom V92 Ready modem, and everything did work out of the box. I simply went into YaST, and configured it as ttyS0 - No drivers to install, nothing hard unlike in Windows. Much easier getting the modem to work in Linux than Windows.


Quote:
It detected it. Thats the good sign.
If it's detected and configured, then that's a very good sign. But if it's only detected then not really. You must have it detected where the distro realises you've an external modem, and configured to the correct port, this that and the other - however again, no driver is needed.



Unixfreak, try as toastermaker said. I personally connect using KInternet, which goes through wvdial. For some reason smpppd doesn't work with my modem.
 
Old 08-12-2004, 06:06 PM   #8
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Hi!
Try starting minicom from console. Try sending some commands to the modem and see if that works well:

ATZ resets the modem
ATDT5555555 calls the number 5555555

etc (see Hayes commands)

Best,
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Maksim Sipos
 
Old 08-12-2004, 06:10 PM   #9
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I do not have KPPP installed.

I need to know how to install it. Could you please explain step-by-step.

Im a newbie, I need to have detailed instructions on how to install the KPPP Package and how to configure it. Which CD# do I have to install it from???

Thanks.

Last edited by unixfreak; 08-12-2004 at 06:12 PM.
 
Old 08-12-2004, 06:41 PM   #10
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Toastmaker wrote:

(mandy 9.1 comes with a app called kppp, if it isnt installed install it from your installation cd's.
it should get you up and runnng. )


The latest kde 3.1 does not seem to include the kppp dialer and I don't know why they have done that unless they are assuming that everyone is mostly on dsl or cable modems.

So I guess it won't work. But is there a way to install KPPP???


I feel like Im on a thread mill with NOTHING accomplished after a billion tries.

Last edited by unixfreak; 08-12-2004 at 06:45 PM.
 
Old 08-12-2004, 07:04 PM   #11
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Ok, would this work?? I got this info from a Google search:

kppp will not show up at first. You have to change the menudrake settings. Here you go: Control Center (like start in windows)/Configuration/Other/Menudrake. When the screen comes up click on the "Menu Style" button. Then in the window that pops up click "All applications". Click 'OK'. Then click the "Save" button. The save may take a bit. Kppp should be under Control Center/Networking/Remote Access.

But I highly doubt it. Because I typed 'kppp' as a command in Xterm (as root) and No such Directory found.


THIS BLOWS, I did the above, and still no KPPP. Theres got to be something to have this modem working.

Any suggestions on how to install KPPP via download ????

Last edited by unixfreak; 08-12-2004 at 07:43 PM.
 
Old 08-13-2004, 03:31 AM   #12
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Quote:
I feel like Im on a thread mill with NOTHING accomplished after a billion tries.
Hang in there though! That's the most important. I felt like giving up with my internal modem, and thought about just going back to Windows. I decided to get an external modem and sticking with Linux has been a great choice. Just hang in there!!


Unixfreak. I'm not 100% sure, but KPPP should be on one of your CDs. I know it was with SuSE, however I've never used it. I use WVDial as I find nothing else works with my external modem, maybe you should do the same? Check all of your CDs that came with Mandrake, and see if either KPPP or WVDial came on one of them.

Good luck, and just hang in there!
 
Old 11-10-2004, 10:16 PM   #13
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external modem undetected (A7N8X-E-Deluxe + USR Sportster + SUSE 9.1)

I am having trouble getting my computer (Asus A7N8X-E-Deluxe motherboard)
and my external serial modem (US Robotics Sportster [00568602] on
speaking terms (see previous post 9/24/04; I have swapped the USR Courier external modem for the USR Roadster, but the results did not change). My computer is new and the modem was purchased from a surplus store. When I try Minicom I do not seem to get any response. I have Suse 9.1 Professional on the hard drive.

I am getting the following results :

dmesg | grep tty
ttys0 @ I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550
ttys1 @ I/O 0x2f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550.

lspci
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge : nvidia Corp nForce2 AGP (different
version ?) (rev c1)
0000:00:00.1 RAM memory : nvidia Corp nForce2 Memory Controller
1 (rev c1)
0000:00:00.2 RAM memory : nvidia Corp nForce2 Memory Controller
4 (rev c1)
0000:00:00.3 RAM memory : nvidia Corp nForce2 Memory Controller
3 (rev c1)
0000:00:00.4 RAM memory : nvidia Corp nForce2 Memory Controller
2 (rev c1)
0000:00:00.5 RAM memory : nvidia Corp nForce2 Memory Controller
5 (rev c1)
0000:00:01.0 ISA bridge : nvidia Corp nForce2 ISA bridge
(rev a4)
0000:00:01.1 SMBus : nvidia Corp nForce2 SMBus (MCP)
(rev a2)
0000:00:02.0 USB Controller : nvidia Corp nForce2 USB Controller
(rev a4)
0000:00:02.1 USB Controller : nvidia Corp nForce2 USB Controller
(rev a4)
0000:00:02.2 USB Controller : nvidia Corp nForce2 USB Controller
(rev a4)
0000:00:04.0 Ethernet controller : nvidia Corp nForce2 Ethernet
Controller (rev a4)
0000:00:08.0 PCI bridge : nvidia Corp nForce2 External
PCI bridge (rev a3)
0000:00:09.0 IDE Interface : nvidia Corp nForce2 IDE (rev a2)
0000:00:0d.0 Firewire (IEEE 1394) : nvidia Corp nForce2 Firewire
Contoller (rev a3)
0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge : nvidia Corp nForce2 AGP (rev
c1)
0000:01:04.0 Ethernet contoller : Marvell Technology Group Yukon Gigabit
Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base-T Adapter (rev 13)
0000:01:07.0 Multimedia audio controller : Creative Labs SB Audigy (rev
04)
0000:01:07.1 Input device controller : Creative Labs SB Audigy
MIDI game port (rev 04)
0000:01:07.2 Firewire (IEEE 1394) : Creative Labs SB Audigy
Firewire port (rev 04)
0000:01:0b.0 RAID bus controller : Silicon Image (Formerly CMD Tech) SiI
3112 [SATA Link / SATA Raid] Serial ATA controller (rev 02)
0000:01:03.0 VGA compatible controller : nVidia Corp NV34 [GeForce
FX5200] (rev a1)

I do not have my motherboard handbook with me. Could the 0000:00:08.0
PCI bridge go the serial port?



pnpdump -c
# Trying port address 0273
# Trying port address 027b
# Trying port address 0283
# Trying port address 028b
# Trying port address 0293
# Trying port address 029b
# Trying port address 02a3
# Trying port address 02ab
# Trying port address 02b3
# Trying port address 02bb
# Trying port address 02c3
# Trying port address 02cb
# Trying port address 02d3
# Trying port address 02db
# Trying port address 02e3
# Trying port address 02eb
# Trying port address 02f3

REALTIME operation timeout exceeded - Switching to normal scheduling
nanosleep failed : Interrupted system call

# Trying port address 0303
# Trying port address 030b
# Trying port address 0313
# Trying port address 031b
# Trying port address 0323
# Trying port address 032b
# Trying port address 0333
# Trying port address 033b
# Trying port address 0343
# Trying port address 034b
# Trying port address 0353
# Trying port address 035b
# Trying port address 0363
# Trying port address 036b
# Trying port address 0373
# Trying port address 037b
# Trying port address 0383
# Trying port address 038b
# Trying port address 0393
# Trying port address 039b
# Trying port address 03a3
# Trying port address 03ab
# Trying port address 03b3
# Trying port address 03bb
# Trying port address 03e3
# Trying port address 03eb
# Trying port address 03f3

# No boards found.

Why did this not try 2f8 and 3f8?
Should lspci and pnpdump look to see if an external modem is attached
the serial (/dev/ttys0 / COM1) port? If so, how would having, or not
having a modem attached to the port effect the results?


setserial -g /dev/ttys*
/dev/ttys0 : Input / Output error
/dev/ttys1 : Input / Output error
/dev/ttys2 : Input / Output error
/dev/ttys3 : Input / Output error
/dev/ttys4 : Input / Output error
/dev/ttys5 : Input / Output error
/dev/ttys6 : Input / Output error
/dev/ttys7 : Input / Output error
/dev/ttys8 : Input / Output error
/dev/ttys9 : Input / Output error
/dev/ttysa : Input / Output error
/dev/ttysb : Input / Output error
/dev/ttysc : Input / Output error
/dev/ttysd : Input / Output error
/dev/ttyse : Input / Output error
/dev/ttysf : Input / Output error


ls /dev/ttys*
/dev/ttys0 /dev/ttys2 /dev/ttys4 /dev/ttys6 /dev/ttys8
/dev/ttysa /dev/ttysc /dev/ttyse
/dev/ttys1 /dev/ttys3 /dev/ttys5 /dev/ttys7 /dev/ttys9
/dev/ttysb /dev/ttysd /dev/ttysf


scanpci
Fatal Error :
xf86 Enable IO Ports : Failed to set IOPL for I/O



lsmod
I do not see a serial module listed (I looked quickly and could have
missed it).



I also have Knoppix 3.6 on a bootable CD. Under Knoppix I get :


lsmod

Module Size Used by
serial 52,100 0 (autoclean)


KPPP -> Configure -> Modem -> Query Modem
/dev/modem Unable to open modem
/dev/ttyS0 The modem does not respond -> Modem query timed out
/dev/ttyS1 The modem does not respond -> Modem query timed out
/dev/ttyS2 Modem is busy -> Modem query timed out
/dev/ttyS3 Modem is busy -> Modem query timed out
/dev/ttyS4 Modem is busy -> Modem query timed out







Does anyone out there have any suggestions? Thanks.
 
  


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