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Old 01-25-2005, 11:30 AM   #1
SpiderIRE
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Unhappy Fedora Core 3 won't find my modem!


so i installed Fedora Core 3 and want to use the Planet CCRMA kernel from stanford university as i do a lot of audio work! I have used KPPP to set up my internet account with Freeserve (a British ISP). Everything is set up fine, but when i try to connect i get this message:

"kppp can not find:

/dev/modem

Please make sure you have setup your modem device properly and/or adjust the location of the modem device on the modem tab of the setup dialogue."

i don't know what sort of modem i have, cause i'm using a laptop, but i could find out if anyone needs to know! but there is no file 'modem' in /dev! i am running an Acer Travelmate 521TE (very old i know-but it runs) with the 2.6 kernel!

so any help would be great! i'm pretty new to linux, but i'm not stupid so any help would be greatly appreciated!

-David
 
Old 01-25-2005, 11:43 AM   #2
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/dev/modem is nothing but a symlink to ur actual modem device which maybe say for example /dev/ttys0 ir COM 1 as we say in windows

so u need tio identify ur modem device then either in kppp in the decvice TAB -->modem , choose ur modem and make a link from /dev/modem to ur device using "ln -s"

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Old 01-25-2005, 11:48 AM   #3
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If it's the modem built into the laptop, than it's almost guaranteed that it's a winmodem... which means.. you're out of luck... in searching for a new modem, you need to look for one with an on-board controller. I've seen some PCMCIA modems work, which would be beneficial to you, since it keeps the footprint small... also, pretty much any external modem will work fine... I would say to check HCLs and if you can't find a PCMCIA card that will work, to goa head and get a USB external modem... you should have better luck with that...
 
Old 01-25-2005, 12:23 PM   #4
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thanks for the input-however i'll be real pissed off if this doesn't work!!! anyway, i checked the hardware and it didn't list the modem type but it did already have an ethernet device listed!

it says its an Intel Corp. 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 100]

i don't know if this is of any use to anyone wanting to help me but there it is....

anymore ideas??

cheers
-David
 
Old 01-25-2005, 01:13 PM   #5
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okay wait.. ethernet and modem are todally different things... I'm sure the NIC works just fine... as most do... actually more NICs work under *nix than under windows... heh... proof? Linksys WPC11 v.3 DOES NOT WORK UNDER WINDOWS SERVER 2003... but it works under every *nix-based distro...

now.. again.. as for your modem.. it *probably* is not going to work... but good luck...
 
  


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