Originally Posted by rangerpresto
Thank you Simon for your reply!
The Modem I mentioned is connected to the serial port. I have tried to delete and then reinstall the configuration through Yast2, with the same result. So I decided to delete smpppd and then reinstall it. Dumb mistake because now I can't restore it from the repositories. I adding my live Suse 11.0 CD to my repository list and then install. when I search in Yast for smpppd or kinternet (which needs smpppd,) I get "not found." What a mess!
You can always mount the disk then hunt for the smpppd rpm.
Shame about that because, from here, the diagnostics I'd have used won't work.
Do you know a way to get smmpd & kinternet from my work computer? (broadband access on a windows XP box.)
This is a broadband serial modem?!
If serial dialup, then it should be possible, at least, to interrogate it manually.
# echo "5551234" > /dev/ttyS0
See what happens. (Note, may be ttyS0-3, try each one.)
Make sure /dev/modem is a link to the correct one.
See if kppp (you are KDE right?) is there.
Getting YaST2 to install the correct rpms will be a matter of getting the right high-level rpm as a target and letting YaST get the dependencies.
I really dont want to have to reinstall Suse - I have too many codexs loaded for Multimedia (they take forever to load from the repositories at 56k!) I also tried restroring from backup archives but no luck there either! Any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated.
A "codex" is a book, a "codec" is used to play media
The removal of smpppd would seem to mean that reinstallation will be the least trouble. Look out for an installfest, LUG, or use an internet cafe. There will be lots of activity around the 20th.
Hope things are going better politically and economically in your country than they are here! I have heard wonderful things about NZ!
Well ... we have major political parties determined that NZ should be more like the USA. However - all
software is "open source" (in the trivial sense) by law here
- if vendors do not supply source code, you are entitled to reverse engineer it from the binary, and you cannot contract out of this entitlement. Further, there is a move to change patent law to exclude software and define copyright law to limit contract law - so EULAs cannot be used to remove even more rights.
Hopefully we'll see a wholesale migration of Free Software developers to NZ. However, there is a ways to go.
RMS was here a while back to give things a nudge.