Alaikum Al salam Wa rahmatulahi wa barakatuhu
dear essoft ,i have exactly the same problem you have.the only difference is that my internal modem is Motorola sm56 pci modem. I have communicated with many forums over the last two weeks and did mass communications ,but unfortunately no one could help me yet.when i try to insatall the driver which was down loaded from Motorola site i get the following errors:
In terminal session (shell window) I wrote the following command :
rpm --install sm56-06.05.00-1.rh9.i386.rpm
and pressed enter but I always get the same errors which state:
errer: cannot get exclusive lock on /var/lib/rpm/packages
error: cannot open packages index using db3-operation not permitted(1)
error: cannot open packages database in /var/lib/rpm
When I try to install it through KDE and Gnome windows by double click on the program file as we do it usually with MSWIDOWS,
I get a massege which states:
the package “sm56” is currently installed.
I did all the required settings but when I try to connect through KPPP (KDE) and Mozilla(Gnome) I get every time the following masseges according to the type of setting
Setting: /dev/modem the error massege is unable to open the modem
Setting:/dev/ttyS0 or 1 the error massege is the modem does not respond
Setting:/dev/ttyS3 the error massege is the modem is busy
Consequently there is no connection at all.I think the file is not
downloaded correctly. I'm really thinking to buy an external modem so to get rid of these installation problems.
I see that your modem is already recognised as it is seen from the data of scanModem.So you are close to the solution insha allah.
I alredy used ttyLTo but it didn't work.consequently i went to ttyS0 and ttyS1.
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i 'll follow your case wishing some good expert could help us.
love and regards