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Old 05-09-2004, 04:32 PM   #1
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Suse Linux and modem


i recently bought the linux distribution Suse Linux 9.1 but i have some problems with the internet connection. I have an external modem and the manufacturer provides information about linux installation.
My modem is being identified by the system and when i write some ati commands in a ternimal i get the right response. But...
When i try to connect to the internet, the system initializes the modem, dials the number and then nothing. I'm using Kinternet and the message i get is

pppd[0]:Sending ATM0
pppd[0]:--> Bad init string
pppd[0]:--> stdin not read/write and $MODEM not set
pppd[0]:Connect script failed
pppd[0]:Status is:disconnected
died:Connect script failed (exit code 8)

I know that the ATM0 has to do with th speaker of the modem. My modem has no speaker, how am i able to stop the system from executing this init string? Is there a file i should edit?
Any ideas about what is happening?

Thanks a lot!
Old 05-09-2004, 06:10 PM   #2
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Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Indiana
Distribution: Suse 6.0+, Mandrake 5.0-10.0, Redhat 6.0-9.0, Gentoo 1.2+, Gnoppix, Knoppix, Sabayon, Ubuntu 5.04+
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I'm sure kInternet has a settings tab that lets you look at the modem commands if youd just click around for a bit first.


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