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Old 09-04-2004, 01:30 PM   #1
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Question Setting Up a Dial-Up Connection on Mandrake 9.2


I am writeing this for a freind that recently installe dMandrake 9.2 on his box .. he's got everything set up but his internet conneciton. We both a extremly new to Linux and need some help.

a) modem = U.S. Robtics PCI modem

b) Bellsouth dial-up connection.

c) Mandrake Linux 9.2

We're not sure if 1) it's a com port issue 2) a dirver problem or anything else!
 
Old 09-04-2004, 01:57 PM   #2
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open a terminal and type

kppp

if it's not installed, install it with

urpmi kppp (as root)

on the kppp ui there is a Configure button. THis calles up a dialogue box where you can enter account etails and setup the modem.
On the Modem tab there's a Query Modem button - fairly self explanatory. On the Device tab you can specify where the modem is if doesn't show up where it's expected.
When I used a modem (an external serial modem) it showed up an /dev/ttyS0 and not the default /dev/modem. so in order for the "query modem" to work I had to specify /dev/ttyS0.
Also, worth having a look on the Hardware list (probably on the "Control Panel" somewhere) to make sure the modem has been recognised.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 09-04-2004, 02:56 PM   #3
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>> a) modem = U.S. Robtics PCI modem <<

Is that an internal soft-modem (Winmodem) or an internal hardware-modem? - if it's a soft-modem did you install any drivers for it?

>>We're not sure if 1) it's a com port issue 2) a dirver problem or anything else!<<

Is it not recognised at all? or - Did you configure the connection through kppp - if so, presumably there are errors when you try to dial in?
 
Old 09-05-2004, 01:13 PM   #4
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tried to install urmi kppp with no luck ... the kppp command us "unrecognised" my freind is running Mandrake 9.2 .. we;re extreme newbies to Linux this is my freinds only computer (as windows was giving him fits) would Mandrake 10 offer easier setup?
 
Old 09-05-2004, 01:14 PM   #5
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if the modem was not recognized how do we get it to?
 
Old 09-05-2004, 03:40 PM   #6
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try the command (as root)
lspci or cat /proc/pci

and post what output this gives u. these command should give details of all pci hardware u have installed. In which case u should see something about ur modem.
 
  


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