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Old 09-29-2003, 10:10 PM   #1
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Hopefully a quicky modem question....

I went out and bought a creative serial modem. Used it on xp and works fine (so I know it works). When I first boot up with it connected a screen appeared asking to configure the device. It saw it as being a creative modem blaster (which it is). Happy with that I proceeded to set up the connection when I got to the desktop. When it probes for modems it doesnít find any. I went into the hardware browser and looked under hardware but it didnít show any serial devices (showed usb and ect.). I'm guessing since itís a serial device that itís on ttys0 (if Iím totally off forgive me I have only been using Linux for a few hours now). I continue through the setup using ttys0 but it only shows it as being a generic modem, so I think Iíve done something wrong or it really isnít seeing the modem after all. I have tried to connect even though it shows generic modem and it doesnít work. No lights light up on the modem either as if it were querying it.

Hopefully itís an easy fix and Iím just missing something here.
Old 09-29-2003, 11:26 PM   #2
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Dont be scared, the fact that it doesn't find your modem shouldn't be a problem: Red Hat 9.0 didn't find my external modem either but by using a generic driver works just fine.

Just go ahead with Main Menu/ System Tools/Internet Configuration Wizard choose modem and go with generic driver if it doesn't detect your modem.
Old 09-30-2003, 12:36 AM   #3
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Well I have no idea what happened but for some reason it started working..... I booted with xp and updated the firmware then went back to linux and viola I'm online typeing this out I'ts going at a snails pace but at least its working eh? This sure makes me happy, you have no idea.


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