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Old 06-17-2004, 09:00 PM   #1
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Angry Red Hat 9 & modem detection


I have Red Hat 9 installed on a dual boot system with Win2K Pro. I have been at this ever since I got a new modem that was advertised as "Works great with Linux" but it has given me nothing but trouble. It doesn't even detect the modem. It is an Intel 536EP V.92 hardware modem. I even temporarily got rid of RH9 and put Lindows 4.5 on that drive to see if it would work there, which it dialed and then would not do anything else. After that I put RH back on to try some more and now it's about 7 hours later and I still cannot get online with it.

Can anybody please help me get this thing setup so I can stop using MSWin to get online? Also, don't tell me to refer to the documentation because I already have... several times over.

Ranting and raving,
Josh
 
Old 06-17-2004, 10:27 PM   #2
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What type of modem is it? Do you connect it to the serial port on your machine or PCI slot. What program did you use to detect?

If it is connected via serial port then try using kppp and connect to /dev/ttyS0 (1st serial port) or /dev/ttyS1 (2nd serial port) [depends on which port you have connected to]

kppp would take care of the rest.

You will have to setup an account with the ISP username and password. Its simple. Dont worry, I even got my internal modem to work with RH9. If you are using an internal modem, you will have to download a driver from linuxant.com. That process is rather long, so let me know what kind of modem you are using.
 
Old 06-17-2004, 10:44 PM   #3
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I was using KPPP to set it up with no avail and it is a PCI modem.

Thanks for the linuxant tip. I'll check that one out.

Josh
 
Old 06-18-2004, 10:34 AM   #4
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I got it working. I'm using it now. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. I had to go to Intel instead of linuxant though. I just didn't really think about it not being the right driver. The one that was included was for the wrong modem... I guess you'll have that when you buy surplus.
 
Old 06-18-2004, 08:45 PM   #5
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Good!!! Happy browsing!!!
 
  


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