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Old 10-09-2006, 06:36 AM   #1
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External modem not detected

I have a external modem connected to my serial port #1.
US Robotics
Model 56K
The motherboard it is plugged into is ECS p4vxms.
I have used this modem before and it was detected in Ubunta however this was on different computer.
I have looked under the Device manager and there is no listing for it.
I have typed going to the Administrator/ Networking area again no modem listed there.

Any ideas as to why the modem will not show up??
Old 10-10-2006, 07:06 AM   #2
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either reboot or check your /var/log/syslog or if reboot with modem turned on, your /var/log/dmesg

from memory it will be a /dev/ttys0 type

2) if you had KDE it is easy to setup with kppp but I do not know how to do it with gnome....good luck
Old 10-11-2006, 04:00 PM   #3
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Thanks aus9 for the reply.
As it was the modem was being recognized, it just was not listed in the Device Manager.
I had Ubuntu installed once before and I thought it was listed there so when I did not see it there, I thought it was not being recognized.

Silly me.
However I did get it working after play around with the
/dev/ttys0 type like you suggested.

Now on to the next problem
Thanks again.


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