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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
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.
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.
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.
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 ????
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.
I am having trouble getting my computer (Asus A7N8X-E-Deluxe motherboard)
and my external serial modem (US Robotics Sportster  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.
I do not have my motherboard handbook with me. Could the 0000:00:08.0
PCI bridge go the serial port?
# 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?
Fatal Error :
xf86 Enable IO Ports : Failed to set IOPL for I/O
I do not see a serial module listed (I looked quickly and could have
I also have Knoppix 3.6 on a bootable CD. Under Knoppix I get :
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.