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Old 01-03-2004, 05:30 PM   #1
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Configuring a modem in SuSe 9

I installed SuSe linux 9 on my desktop and I'm dual-booting with windows. But when i boot in linux i don't have any internet. I've already used the Yast module to set up my modem and everything but it keeps giving me a pppo error.

I am new to linux and so I don't quite know how to fix this.

Does anyone know how to set it up? I've already followed the steps in the user guide that came with the software and it still didn't work. Any help would be appreciated.


Old 01-04-2004, 01:28 AM   #2
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You'd really need to find out what the modem is. You obviously know whether it's internal or external, but you would need to work out the details a little more accurately.

If you can find out what the modem is, then dive back into windows, and check google for "winmodem's" (no quotes obviously).

This is because a winmodem (usually internal, but some cheaper external's as well) aren't "proper" modems, they are basically just the connections and the modem functionality is provided by windows based software.

Which mean's that they can be problematic - there is a site about winmodems, sorry mine dial up is a winmodem, but as I use an external dsl modem/router, I've never bothered to find out if I can make the dial up one connect, but the site(s) should be able to give you enough info to find out whether there is a linux driver for it and info on how to install the driver (even if you have to download it and then put it on a floppy or something like that).

If it's a cable or dsl modem, then as I understand it, it should be easier to sort out.

Hope this points you in the right direction.


Old 01-04-2004, 03:36 PM   #3
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Thanks for the help! I found out that my modem is made by lucent technologies (not sure what the specific model is, do I need that?). I downloaded "ltmodem" from the Suse linux website because yast was telling me that was what i needed to install.

The error I'm getting with my modem is that "pppo died".
Any idea how to get my computer to install the driver? Again, I am new to linux and have done a bit of searching and just experimenting and I still can't get it to work.

Thanks again!



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