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Old 02-05-2003, 08:41 AM   #1
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redhat 8 install- modem


thought i would take the plunge into the linux world and get away from windozzzz.

Install of Redhat8.0 kind of went ok but i am having problems with setting up a modem / PPP.

if i activate the modem the system hangs.

Hopefully someone can point me in the right direction

thanks
 
Old 02-05-2003, 09:15 AM   #2
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What type of modem? Is it a hardware or software modem?
 
Old 02-05-2003, 09:19 AM   #3
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as far as i can tell a PCI based Conexant on a Dell 4100 desktop.
 
Old 02-05-2003, 09:45 AM   #4
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Where did you get your drivers?

I found them at http://www.mbsi.ca/cnxtlindrv/ .

Try these if you haven't already.
 
Old 02-05-2003, 09:54 AM   #5
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i have already downloaded the beta drivers from this site and via thr RPM package manager 'installed them'

My basic problem is understanding the Linux OS way of doing things.

like how do i find out if the new driver is being used?

is it all command line driven or is there a GUI interface to check system setting etc?

As i mentioned before i am coming from an XP background and completely new to linux. I am also not a developer rather a 'advanced' end user.

Any help or guidence would be appreciated and thanks for your help so far
 
Old 02-05-2003, 10:18 AM   #6
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Did you run hsfconfig?

To check to make sure your drivers are install you can see if /dev/ttySHSF0 or /dev/cuaHSF0 exist. These are the names for you device. Another way is when you use kppp or whatever app to dial up with you specify one of the above paths, or it may be easier to make a symbolic link from /dev/modem to this device.

ln -s /dev/ttySHSF0 /dev/modem

Also, you may want to check the way redhat sets up access to the device. It may default to root only. That means only root will be able to establish connection to the internet. I know mandrake creates a modem group, so you can distinguish which users have access to the modem, or maybe that was the lucent drivers. Oh well, from the site, it said that you may want to do a 'hsfconfig --dumpdiag', and report the results.

You'll have to excuse me a bit, me modem skills are a bit rusty. I've been off dial-up for about a year now.
 
Old 02-06-2003, 06:07 AM   #7
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hello i am usman,
i am also using linux redhat 8 but having lucent modem but linux is not detecting my modem and i donot know how to dial and detect my modem.
Also when i run minicom and pppd i am unable to understand it's format and how to configure it to force linux to detect my modem and also connect me to internet....
can u help me about it....
 
Old 02-06-2003, 08:29 AM   #8
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Usman,

Did you download the drivers and install them? If not, you can get them from here:

http://www.physcip.uni-stuttgart.de/...redhat/8.26a9/

These are all rpm's for redhat.

The last time I installed the lucent drivers, it did not create a link from /dev/modem to /dev/ttyLT0. So keep that in mind. Also I prefered to use kppp to start the ppp daemon. It is very similar to windows world, and also can do time accounting if you want. Also if you use KDE, it has a nice applet that can dock into kicker.

If the rpm errors out, post the results and we can go from there.

Cheers
 
Old 02-06-2003, 11:32 AM   #9
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I would suggest using KDE and use Kppp it is an auto dialer that will work fine or should work
 
Old 02-06-2003, 04:41 PM   #10
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Hey I myself have just installed linux redhat 8.0 and setup successfully a dialup connection using kppp. After installing linux for any setup --if you did not include kde as one of your desktop interfaces thats ok you can still upgrade your current linux install to include kppp. Reinsert your linux redhat 8.0 cd1 and reboot your pc when it starts backup you will be given a option to install in graphic mode. This is my preferred install method. If your not sure what to do just simply press the enter key when the pc boots backup to the linux install screen after it starts select your language, etc... Then when you get to the screen where you see the box to check for the select individual packages --check the box and it will take a few for the next screen to popup. Then when you see the screen that looks like a windows tree menu select the top selection for All packages, wait for a few and then you should see all the packages appear on the right. Scroll through the packages and select the kppp package and kppp log viewer package which should be directly under the kppp package. Thats it scroll down to install packages and then wait for it to install and reboot. After you boot backup into linux desktop "MAKE SURE YOU ARE LOGGED IN AS ROOT" then goto redhat menu (by clicking on the redhat symbol) then goto Extras,then goto Internet,then to KPPP and click KPPP. *** poof you will see a setup window appear****. Next just make sure to setup a new account in that window you must give the phone number for your isp after saving this new account next click on the device tab and select under modem device: /dev/ttyS0<--this is a zero. !!!Important your modem may not be on the same dev setting that mine is but i tell you how to check that setting in a minute. Then under connection speed make sure and select the correct speed for your modem for instance my modem is a external 33.600 us robotics external modem and my connection speed for this kppp app i have set to be 38400. Now for the last step click on the modem tab and click the query modem button if it does not give you back info about your modem then you now know you must go back to the device tab and select the next ttyS1 option. Then after setting the /dev/ttyS1 goto the modem tab again and query modem--you must perform this step until you have found your modem on the correct /dev/tty setting. If this does not work at all for you then please post a relpy here and I will try to help you as much as I can. I am by no means a Linux Guru but do have some knowledge of atleast the installation procedures. So, thanks for reading now for me to go find my answer to my questions. Cya
 
Old 03-15-2003, 06:02 PM   #11
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I have a problem with kppp where it initialized the modem but does nothing else.
 
Old 03-19-2003, 10:01 PM   #12
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Old 04-13-2003, 02:03 PM   #13
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kppp

I used your posts to great effect so far, although it took me ages to get the correct drivers loaded. In gnome the interenet connection wizard failed to find my conexant modem but kppp found it automatically. I can now surf & email as well as in windows. My remaining problem is setting up permissions. I've set up root + 2 users. When I'm logged in as a non-root user I'm required to input the root password all the time. I prefer gnome to KDE simply because it works better in red hat. I've tried using chown etc (as suggested by KDE) but although I've got the group set up I cannot find where the relevent kppp file is stored to finish off the setup - any ideas where to look, using find file produces a number of options - none of which seem to lead to sucess. Also, any idea why the internet connection wizard fails?
 
Old 05-31-2003, 10:07 PM   #14
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Unhappy I HAVE same RH 8 PROBLEM!

HELLO EVERY ONE!

I am also a newbie, dual boot xp/rh8. I have an actiontec modem that's configured properly! I tested it by using /usr/bin/wvdialconf create and boom my modems config appears and it appears ok!
I even used the commands to try it:
echo "atdt5555309" > /dev/ttyS4 and it dials

and to kill it i used:
echo "atz" > /dev/ttyS4 and it worked!

now when i use the "network device" to activate my pc hangs for a while and nothing happens!

i am trying out ispwest.com (my primary is msn) i have a few days in the trial and as far as i know i've configured the connection properly you know:

menu> symtem tools> internet con. wizard>
select device type> modem >
modem device: /dev/ttyS4 (#4 in my pc)>
baud rate> 57000> flow control>
hardware>
foward> isp # 1+area code+number> provider> ispwest> my login name> my pass> foward> DNS# 4.2.2.1 and 4.2.2.2> apply> close. END!

NOW, can some one pin point my problem! i have getting support from rh but now luck so far. and can also recommend and isp!
you help is well appreciate, thank you!

i've read some of you have succesfully done it but i am having a hard time!
 
Old 08-17-2003, 03:17 PM   #15
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Connection Problems

Hello all.i'm using redhat 7.3 Valhalla, I have a U.S 56K External Modem in my PC. And an ISS Account. When i setup kppp with my dial-up information and dns settings then click the connect, it connects to internet but i cannot visit any site. i tried to ping a site but it cannot received any bytes. it says no host found.And mismatch about my settings? thanks.
P.S: The linux installed my modem's drivers automatically. i dont installed any driver. and the system can reach the modem!
Thanks..
 
  


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