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Old 10-08-2005, 10:40 AM   #1
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wvdial: modem not responding

this seems to be a common problem , though most seem to solve it half way through thread and leave without saying how

i have a smartlink installed, drivers installed and modprobed etc. and my wvdial.conf file configured. wvdial shows the following:

-->WvDial:internet dialer version 1.54.0
-->Warning: internet section [nameofmyISP] does not exist in wvdial.conf
-->Initializing modem
-->Sending ATQ0
-->Modem not responding

the warning on the second line refers to 'Inherits = <nameofISP>' in my wvdial.conf file but i dont think this is causing the modem not to respond.
i have FC3
Old 10-08-2005, 12:01 PM   #2
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I also feel the problem, still now. I can give you my solution but do not know whether this non technical solution will help you at all or not, if you are using a base telephone set, just lift and keep the telephone from the cradel 3/4 times (means simply press and release the telephone switch) and it will start detecting your modem. This connects me well.

Looking for other's view why this happens?

Old 10-08-2005, 01:59 PM   #3
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lifting telephone

thanks ill try this, though it certainly doesnt seem like a "solution" solution, it may be a solution. yes, i would prefere a "solution" solution if it is possible to get one. (?)

i have tried the lifting-telephone solution and it didnt work for me. neither did disconnecting my telephone altogether. wvdialconf did not detect a modem but both lsusb and dmesg detected it.
also, lsmod shows the driver i installed but it doesnt say the modem is actually using it.


Last edited by skoot; 10-09-2005 at 04:14 AM.
Old 10-10-2005, 11:17 AM   #4
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so is there no way i can tell linux that "this" driver is for "that" piece of hardware after i have modprobed? i have FC3.

please, please, pleeeeaase.

Last edited by skoot; 10-10-2005 at 11:18 AM.


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