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Old 07-29-2004, 02:34 AM   #1
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modem detection problem


Tried searching the forums before posting here.

I'm trying to get my Netcomm Mega-i Modem (external) working with RH 8. My kernel version is 2.4.18.

My modem is on Com 1 , however when I try to configure a connection using the GUI configuraiton tool, i get a message that says 'modem not detected.'

I tried running wvdialconf , but no modem was detected again.

I ran the following command : setserial -bg /dev/ttyS* to get a listing of devices attached to my serial ports and RH reports something on Com1.

when I go echo atz > ttyS0 , I can get the modem LEDs to blink..., but thats as far as it goes....

I have an ethernet card installed, which I disabled thinking that there might be a hardware conflict, but to no avail...

When RH is booting, I get a message that says "Unable to load ppp0, error code 8 "......

Really confused....can someone please help???....

Much appreciated,
Old 07-30-2004, 05:43 AM   #2
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You don't seem to be the first person to have troubles with this modem. A quick google turned up people having a few probs with it and it was not all Linux either ... some people reported problems with WinXP.

But I did come across this:
Have you checked to make sure that /dev/modem is a symlink that actually
points to /dev/ttyS0? If not, do a 'ln -s /dev/modem /dev/ttyS0'.

Something that I have always found helpfull to make sure the modem is
there and is capable of responding to commands it to type:
echo atz > /dev/ttyS0
and observe the lights on the modem to see it the data/commands are
actually making it to the modem, then
echo atd(some fictitious number) > /dev/ttyS0
to see it will pick up the phone line
I don't know if this will help, but it's a start.



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