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Old 04-27-2006, 03:23 PM   #1
Registered: Jun 2005
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does my live-CD "see" my winmodem or not?!


I have installed Kanotix 2005-4 (probably the Debian-based distro which is closest to the original - Debian Sid - and arguably the best Debian based live-CD) on a Dell Inspiron 8200 laptop. It looks like Kanotix does see my modem as I have the following lines displayed at bootup:

1 [Modem        ]: ICH-Modem - Intel 82801CA-ICH3 Modem
Starting SmartLink Modem driver for: modem:1.
Creating /dev/modem symlink, pointing to: /dev/ttySL0

I then used pppconf to configure my connection as I always do, and I started tail -f /var/log/syslog to see what would happen after I did pon name_of_my_connection but there was no connection. Instead, here is what was logged:


 -- failed
Connect script failed

The weird thing is that pppconf probed and suggsted /dev/ttyS0 as my modem port. I tried that, but I also entered /dev/ttySL0 and even /dev/modem by hand - to no avail.

Do the messages above indicate that my modem was detected or not?

What am I missing?!

Alternatively - if Kanotix cannot make this modem work - could somebody suggest a decent PCMCIA or USB modem which would not give me headaches and I could use instead?


Old 04-29-2006, 10:47 AM   #2
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Why havn't you tried alsaconf
Old 04-29-2006, 03:41 PM   #3
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my bad, not the right section.
however, check out here

Last edited by whk; 04-29-2006 at 03:53 PM.


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