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Old 06-15-2005, 09:33 AM   #1
TippyToes
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Question A question about modems/dial-up & Linux


I am running Fedora Core 3# and Gnome. I also have high-speed cable but have been experimenting with trying to get dial-up woking lately. Of course I know that winmodems won't work and that only hardware modems (which go into an ISA slot) or external modems will in fact work. I have tried them all and currently have a Zoom 56k external modem connected but when I bring up the internet configuration wizard, select "modem connection" and click the "forward" button, it say's "probing for modem" but then tells me that no modem was found. I find this strange because I do indeed have a Linux-compatable modem connected and it is working and also connected properly. the phone line is also live, etc. Do you have to actually have a dial-up account in order for Linux to detect the modem?. Is there a modem string or something else I need to configure?. I noticed that when I booted up Linux after installing this modem, it did'nt prompt me to install any drivers for it so I was assuming it did this automatically behind the scenes.

Anyway, any help would be greatly appreciated and thank's!.

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Old 06-15-2005, 04:16 PM   #2
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" I have tried them all and currently have a Zoom 56k external modem connected but when I bring up the internet configuration wizard, select "modem connection" and click the "forward" button, it say's "probing for modem" but then tells me that no modem was found. I find this strange because I do indeed have a Linux-compatable modem connected and it is working and also connected properly. the phone line is also live, etc."

It looks like the autodetect is not working properly so try telling the internet connection wizard where the modem is located. If it is on the first serial port then the modem address is:
/dev/ttyS0
If it is on the second serial port then the modem address is:
/dev/ttyS1
If it is on the first USB port then the modem address is:
/dev/usb/ttyUSB0
If it is on the second USB port then the modem address is:
/dev/usb/ttyUSB1
and so on. You may also have to make /dev/modem a symbolic link if the wizard doesn't do so for you, for example:
ln -s /dev/ttyS0 /dev/modem

"I noticed that when I booted up Linux after installing this modem, it did'nt prompt me to install any drivers for it so I was assuming it did this automatically behind the scenes."

You do not need to load any modules if you are using a serial port. The kernel should load some usb modules if you open a usb port.

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