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Old 04-16-2004, 07:52 PM   #31
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I have gone through all of the settings, and this is what has been the result for each one upon dialing with KPPP:

/dev/modem: unable to open modem
/dev/ttys0: initializing modem (waited for five minutes and nothing happened)
/dev/ttys1: The modem is busy (i checked the line and it was not busy)
/dev/ttys2: -same as above-
/dev/ttys3: -same as above-
/dev/ttyl0: -same as above-
/dev/ttyl1: -same as above-
/dev/ttyl2: -same as above-
/dev/ttyl3: -same as above-

As you can see /dev/ttyS0 attempted to initialize the modem but didnít get past initialising. I did not hear a dial tone or an attempt by Linux to dial out. So what I did was close KPPP and lauched Kinternet. Now because I am with AOL, I realise that I can not go on the internet without the AOL software, however Linux should at least attempt to dial out if I put in some aol details like username, password and the dialing number right? So I did this and used the LOG to see what Kinternet was doing:

SuSE Meta pppd (smpppd-ifcfg), version 1.06 on Linux.
Status is: disconnected
Trying to connect to smpppd
Connect to smpppd
Status is: disconnected
Status is: connecting
pppd(0): Plugin passwordfd.so loaded.
pppd(0): --> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.42
pppd(0): --> Initializing modem.
pppd(0): --> Sending: ATZ
pppd(0): --> Sending: ATQ0
pppd(0): --> Re-sending: ATZ
pppd(0): --> Modem not responding.
pppd(0): --> Connect script failed

Anyone have any idea whats going on?

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Old 04-16-2004, 11:58 PM   #32
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That's funny, the file /dev/ttyshsf0 exists but theres no entry for it in kppp. Hmmm, maybe the drivers aren't installed properly. Try downlaoding the one which isn't for a specific distro, the ones under the distro specific ones.
 
Old 04-17-2004, 07:41 AM   #33
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Oh yeah, i forgot to mention. The other /dev/entries probably won't work. That's why they have to mae a driver....
 
Old 04-17-2004, 10:43 PM   #34
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Quote:
Originally posted by beejayzed
That's funny, the file /dev/ttyshsf0 exists but theres no entry for it in kppp. Hmmm, maybe the drivers aren't installed properly. Try downlaoding the one which isn't for a specific distro, the ones under the distro specific ones.
you have completely lost me on that one? Where am i suppose to download the non-specific distro drivers from?

This is gonna be my last attempt. If it doesnt work now, forget it! I will leave the internet connection and just work on learning linux better and then hopefully i will be getting a new system in the next coming months. I will try to ensure that components are linux compatible.

Although i must say that this is very frustrating. i was hoping i would have less hardware issues so that i could concentrate on learning linux.

Ah well.

Hopefully you can clarify what you mean by non-specific distro drivers and where to obtain it from.

Very much appreciate that your trying to help!

SoulPioneer
 
Old 04-18-2004, 02:57 AM   #35
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From http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/hsf/full/downloads.php there is a heading: "Generic packages with source".
Download the rpm or tar package. I've only dealt with the tar package so maybe you should download it. The kernel source should be installed.
 
Old 04-19-2004, 05:25 PM   #36
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Hey sorry for the late reply! I did as you suggested and i just recieved the following error:

ERROR(InstTarget:E_RpmDB_subprocess_failed)
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Pre-built driver modules that seem compatible with your system were found under
/usr/lib/hsfmodem/modules/binaries/i686/suse/linux-2.4.21-99-default.
WARNING: renamed existing /dev/modem to /dev/modem.old:

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Apr 16 23:39 /dev/modem.old -> /dev/ttyS0

ERROR: hsf driver not active
error: %post(hsfmodem-6.03.00lnxt04032800full-1) scriptlet failed, exit status 1

It seems clear that the modem is not going to work. So i give up... for now.

I appreciate your trying to help and im sure i'll be back with different problems later!

Thanks,

SoulPioneer
 
Old 04-19-2004, 06:44 PM   #37
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Yes, maybe you should tell linuxant, and they can fix it.
 
Old 04-19-2004, 07:04 PM   #38
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i have bought external serial modems for $35-that's the answer to your connect prob and the aol stuff is irrelevant(unless maybe your isp is aol or aol dependent). the rage fury pro card($50) will do graphics using the r128 and agpgart modules-suse should give you a chance to set things up, i got it going using an suse live cd, so i would think the distrocould handle it.
 
  


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