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Old 10-29-2006, 02:36 PM   #1
sabayon_linux
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Exclamation Setting up dialup connection and installing modem (plzz help)


Hi I'm pretty new to linux. Well 2 years new so i guess i can say i know my way around the distros. But here is my problem. I downloaded Sabayon 3.1 mini edition (basically a gentoo installation) and i can never figure out how to set up a dial up connection. Now everywhere i go it tells me to emerge wvdial ...well how can i do that with no internet connection. But other places i read it says that wvdial is already in sabayon so they tell me to just open a konsel and type man wvdialconf or man wvdial, wvdialconf, or once again wvdial. And none of these works. It just says command does not exist. So i try using Kppp and i set up my account and stuff. But what port do i use for the modem i mean how do i know lol??? I know my modem is linux compatible i made sure it was. My modem is a Intel 536EP V.92 i have the linux drivers for it which is Intel-536EP-4.70.tgz and i would like it if sombody could tell me how to install those. Well thankyou i hope sombody can help me
 
Old 10-29-2006, 10:23 PM   #2
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its gonna be hard unless you've got a serial modem or a hardware pci modem. If you got a winmodem it may not be supported. boot to windows goto www.linmodems.org. your best bet is to get a serial modem not usb use kppp or wvdial. your modem device will be /dev/ttyS0 or /dev/modem which is a symlink to /dev/ttyS0
 
Old 10-30-2006, 12:45 AM   #3
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Wells heres the thing. Ive figured out the port thing. Cuz when i click connect it says modem is ready then it says initializing modem and thats as FAR as it goes. And i have flow control set as software cuz its a winmodem. But now i cant get the dang drivers installed...sombody plzzzzz help the file is a .tgz file...thankyou
 
Old 10-31-2006, 08:46 PM   #4
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need more info like what you did to install the driver your modems chipset which you can get by lspci. any error msgs are also helpful. did you goto linmodems.org?
 
  


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