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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.
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
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)
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).
wot does "roll your own" mean ??
It means to compile from the source code as opposed to installing via RPM
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>.