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Old 10-02-2003, 05:43 PM   #1
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trying to connect to the internet


i have a modem which works fine in xp, whic is pci v.92 modem, so i ran the tool that tells the chipset,

my chipset is Lucent/Agere chipset
PCI_ID: 11c1:0442

im on redhat 9,

i cant find the drivers,

i hav an intel penitum 3

wot should i do
 
Old 10-02-2003, 05:47 PM   #2
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This is a winmodem {unfortunately} which means it requires some software do the stuff a MODEM should be doing.


After that this should help get you on your way..
http://www.linmodems.org/
 
Old 10-02-2003, 06:35 PM   #3
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but i dont understand the site, i found out my chipset, and when i try to go to the driver page, its an exe file, not a .rpm or .gz for linux ? and im stuck :-(
 
Old 10-02-2003, 06:54 PM   #4
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the modem is internal:

PCI Slot 4 (PCI bus 2, device 11, function 0)

the modem is one of the modems @ www.modems.com

and im still stuck :-(
 
Old 10-02-2003, 08:12 PM   #5
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ok iv found drivers, and iv installed them, but i dont no how to check for my modem ??
 
Old 10-02-2003, 08:20 PM   #6
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also, if i cant get my winmodem to work, will this one work if i buy it for my redhat 9 ?


Creative Labs Modem Blaster 56k V.92 External USB
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Old 10-02-2003, 08:48 PM   #7
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If i were you i'd by another modem on eBay or something to save you money. Or, use the linux mindset and find a solution. Which may take quite a bit of knowledge.
 
Old 10-02-2003, 09:27 PM   #8
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Originally posted by abbasakhtar
ok iv found drivers, and iv installed them, but i dont no how to check for my modem ??
First thing you should do is set up kppp. For the device, choose /dev/modem, save, and try to connect to the internet. For my winmodem (Rockwell/Conexant), I had to download the source tar.gz and "roll my own". The rpm's didn't work.

Baldrick
 
Old 10-03-2003, 05:34 AM   #9
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ok ok, 1 step at a time, im a total newbie to linux and dont have a clue??

wot is a kppp ??

and how do i choose dev/modem

wot does "roll your own" mean ??

and how do u connect to the internet, how do i even set up the modem,

please explain slowly, as i dont understand
 
Old 10-03-2003, 05:58 AM   #10
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ok ok, 1 step at a time, im a total newbie to linux and dont have a clue??
Sorry about that, I'll try to explain it all better
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wot is a kppp ??
kppp is an internet dialup tool ... on RH9, you might have GNOME ppp ... same thing. (A similar thing to the internet connection wizard in windows)
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and how do i choose dev/modem
When you setup kppp or GNOME ppp, you have to choose a device to connect to the internet (i.e. modem or lan). Modems aren't listed like they are in Windows, it's a device of some description, in this case it's listed under the /dev directory as modem (character device).
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wot does "roll your own" mean ??
It means to compile from the source code as opposed to installing via RPM
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and how do u connect to the internet, how do i even set up the modem,
If the modem is installed properly, simply run kppp or GNOME ppp to establish the connection. After the connection has been made, start Mozilla/Netscape/Firebird/<insert favourite browser here>.

I hope this clears it up a bit.

baldrick
 
Old 10-03-2003, 08:07 AM   #11
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GNOME ppp dusnt work, i tride

gppp
GNOME ppp

nothin works, it says not found
 
Old 10-03-2003, 08:25 AM   #12
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What distribution and window manager are you using?

e.g. Mandrake 9.0 and KDE 3
 
Old 10-03-2003, 09:37 AM   #13
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To run kppp, type 'kppp' in a terminal or in a 'Run Command' dialog.If it doesn't work, make sure you have the kde network package installed. For Gnome ppp, try 'gnome-ppp'.
 
Old 10-03-2003, 11:11 AM   #14
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............ i did a little research but still cant figure out what is goin on man. sorry
 
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