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Old 11-27-2005, 06:53 PM   #1
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SUSE Linux 10 dial up modems


Greetings Everyone,

My problem is after installing SUSE Linux 10 on my HP a532x computer I can not find a dial up modem that SUSE Linux 10 will detect. Besides the internal modem that came with the computer; I have bought both another internal modem and an external modem, from different computer stores.

Not wanting to waste any more money; and strongly wanting to use Linux for the Internet, I am hoping that one of you can and will please help me.
 
Old 11-27-2005, 07:25 PM   #2
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run lspci to check if the modem is recognized. If you still don't see any entries, then the os did not recognize it.

Go to linuxant .com. I have had great success with their drivers getting modems to work in linux. They have a free 14.4K modem driver, and for 14.95 you can get their 56K driver. Once you install their driver, you should see the modem under Yast and the entries in lspci. You will need to identify the type of chipset of the modem, The manufacturer"s
website may help. Many modems are based on the conexant chipset.
 
Old 11-27-2005, 10:09 PM   #3
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I found this on the SUSE site.
SUSE
Hope it helps.

Regards,
Blair

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Old 11-28-2005, 07:52 PM   #4
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Hi DeadPenguin,

Very observant of you!

That is me looking everywhere I can for a dial up modem compatible with SUSE Linux 10.

I even Emailed Linux, but have not gotten a response as yet.

I am retired and can not afford a cable hookup to the Internet; so I am stuck using dial up.

As soon as I can buy a compatible to Linux modem, I can stop using Microsoft XP on the Internet.

I will then be a very happy person.
 
Old 11-29-2005, 12:12 AM   #5
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I have had great success with external modems. I am using a U.S Robotics Model number 5686 with my Ubuntu pc.

Most intenal modems are win modems and have been hard for me in the past to setup.

If you bought SUSE you should have access to the suse portal. You can email them and they are good about getting back to you. They were alot of help to me while I was running 9.0.

Looking through my 9.0 user guide it says if modem fails autodetection you can manually set it up in Yast. I don't have SUSE up and running on any of my pcs so I can't do a step by step.


Good Luck.

Blair
 
Old 11-29-2005, 03:51 AM   #6
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This is one of the reference page about dialup modems (56k)
http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/
 
Old 11-29-2005, 01:49 PM   #7
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Hi DeadPenguin,

I was provided with a website http://cdb.novell.com which is in German but can be changed to English.

I clicked modems and then start search where page after page of modems are displayed.

The U.S. Robotics 5686 is rated full on this list.

I guess I should seek to buy one.

Thank You 1000 times for your help.

Best Regards!

cousinlucky
 
Old 11-29-2005, 04:14 PM   #8
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Let me know how you make out. The setup in Ubuntu was pretty easy. YAST should be pretty self explanatory setting up your ISP.

Regards,
Blair
 
Old 11-30-2005, 06:09 PM   #9
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Dear DeadPenguin,

I am sending you this post through my SUSE Linux 10 operating system.

10,000 times I Thank You!

Suse Linux 10 detected the modem immediately. No more Microsoft on the Internet for me.

When I went to my hotmail account; I was not allowed to leave it, so I disconnected the connection.

No more pulling my hair out, or needing my hard drive reformated. Hoorah!!!

Best Regards,

cousinlucky
 
Old 12-01-2005, 12:45 AM   #10
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I am glad I could have helped.
I hope you enjoy SUSE 10 and Linux in general.
Good Luck.

Best Regards,
Blair
 
Old 12-01-2005, 06:34 AM   #11
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Hi DeadPenguin,

You have helped to set me free from the Bill Gates Extortion Network!!!

My Oppression Is Over!!

Happy Days Are Here Again!

Best Regards,

cousinlucky
 
  


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