Originally Posted by pps
I have recently installed Linux SuSE 10.1. I have Solaris and network experience.
My current dial-up connection (for my PC) was straightforward. I cannot seem to get
a modem working for linix. The PC internal modem (a card) is not supported, so I read
about an external modem that the writer said took 3 minutes to connect. I then bought
the TRENDnet TFM-560X external modem. I installed Suse, selected the non-internal modem
(I was told the AT modem is internal), the modem was on during installation, but when
it tested, or when I try it now, it fails. No lights blink on the modem. I did a
ps -eaf | grep pppd to confirm ppp was running. My desktop is Gnome.
If I manually enter:
I get lines and lines of binary data, and it appears that it's already running.
I got the command line for the modem from the toolbar icon
and tested it:
linux# cinternet -A -D -V -i modem0
trying to connect local smpppd
error: command start requires the specification of an interface
Then I do a list interfaces:
linux# cinternet -I
01 i modem0
so I try all three (01, i and modem0) and still error "requires an interface".
I looked in /dev and found modem0, did an ls and got a "link to /dev/ttyS0" so I tried that
interface. Still no good.
It looks like external v.92 serial 56k dialup modem, my SuSE 10.1 install shows:
microcom deskporte 56k voice
Device name: modem0
Modem device: /dev/ttyS0
I never get modem lights to blink or any attempt to dial. Since it's an external modem,
should I select "stupid" when I configure it?
Can someone point me in the right direction? I'm sorry I am so dumb.
You are not dumb. No one can get as far as you have by being dumb. I was equally dumb when I built my first PC two years ago. Now that I have four completed, and still working, I KNOW what I don't know; but that's our secret! I am also looking for guidance with Linux and a serial modem.
I went in another direction. I tried to compile driver programs which would make a Smartlink modem work in my configuration with Mndriva 2007. Today, I am joining this group to get some help myself.
BTW...I have a copy of SUSE 10.1. I couldn't get it to stop hanging up on my machine. I'd get to the desktop, perhaps open up a menu, and then NADA.
I wait with you for more info. I am patient. I will not be buying Vista.