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Old 06-01-2003, 03:06 PM   #1
smoothguy29483
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OK...Linux sees my modem when I look at PCI - Devices through the control center......but for some reason I says it can't open it to dial in kppp. Can someone please help me with this..I am so close to finishing this thing. All I need this pc do to is connect to the internet via dial-up connection. I've read through all this stuff...it has helped but there is one missing piece. in kppp under devices it shows /dev/modem but when I query it it says unable to open modem. So i went through all the other devices it shows and it says modem busy when I try to query it. Plus I have no idea of what an x terminal. I am Linux dumb..help me.

 
Old 06-02-2003, 12:41 AM   #2
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do u install its driver?

make clean
make ham
make install
 
Old 06-02-2003, 12:49 AM   #3
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Can you find anything with terminal in it's name by right or middle clicking on the desktop? In any menus? Can you find an icon anywhere that looks like a TV or monitor? That is an x terminal.

Post the result (just for your modem) of cat /proc/pci so we can tell if you have a real modem or a winmodem.

# Modem and connection troubleshooting
Is it a PCI card? Find info about PCI cards with /cat/proc/pci
Modem NHFs
Modem HOWTO
Linmodems.org
Conexant/Rockwell modem HOWTO
The Unofficial PCTel Linux Driver page
The kppp Handbook
Dial-up Networking Configuration Using KDE's Kppp
Troubleshooting ISP Connection Problems

# Redhat links
RedHat Linux Manuals
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
RedHat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Redhat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Redhat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
redhat-config-soundcard
Configure X server:
redhat-config-xfree86
Configure network:
redhat-config-network

# Redhat 9.0
Redhat 9.0 Upgrading the kernel
Building a custom kernel
 
Old 06-02-2003, 07:17 AM   #4
smoothguy29483
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I've read through all that stuff and I'm still lost. I don't understand how Linux knows what my modem is but doesn't have the driver. I need to learn how to unzip this driver file I've got and install it. But like I said on my other post when I double click on the install files or .configure or make.in files they just opne in text form...so I'm lost!
 
  


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