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Old 10-04-2003, 02:31 AM   #61
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It's 2:30am my time and I can't figure out what's wrong with the dial-up modem. Here I thought the hardest things would be the triple boot and the silly modem is preventing me from connecting.

See you tomorrow...

Hopefully....

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Old 10-04-2003, 02:40 AM   #62
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on the HSP one, it's a winmodem. Links:

http://linuxquestions.org/questions/...threadid=70157
http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/
http://www.linmodems.org/
http://www.fatshady.co.uk/linux/modem.php

Now for the Best Data one, it's a winmodem too. With a USB connection? Weird. Can't find any help for it either.

One of those for HSP may help. I have no experience with them. You may want to check out those links and if it still gives you trouble start a thread with the model and such. Somebody has probably done this before. Put thread in networking.

Oh, I left you a note elsewhere. I found you.

Later. Going to bed for a bit.

 
Old 10-04-2003, 01:55 PM   #63
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You know guys I really can't figure out why it is so difficult to install a modem on Linux. I was able to connect with a Thiz-Linux with a lesser modem, so I can't figure it out.

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Old 10-04-2003, 02:21 PM   #64
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You know those are supposed to only work with windows, right. Linux ain't windoze ya know. I'm suprised it works at all. Ol Bill Gates is probably not happy that it works either.

Wish I could be more helpful. My only advise is to get a external serial modem. They tend to work without any problem at all.

 
Old 10-04-2003, 02:43 PM   #65
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Re: Well

What kernel is Mandrake 9.2, is it the 2.4.x kernel?

Doesn't a motherboard have a modem chipset installed in it?

I have an albatron motherboard.

How do you get on the internet with Mandrake, are you on DSL?

What external modem do I purchase that would best suit linux and if I do purchase it, do I have to do a reinstall?

I probably should have checked winmodem during install, but I juest checked a modem, generic.

Also, the External modems connect by USB serial ports?

Thanks...

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You know those are supposed to only work with windows, right. Linux ain't windoze ya know. I'm suprised it works at all. Ol Bill Gates is probably not happy that it works either.

Wish I could be more helpful. My only advise is to get a external serial modem. They tend to work without any problem at all.

 
Old 10-04-2003, 03:44 PM   #66
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some external modems nowadays are winmodems and might not work with linux. Mandrake maintains a database for compatable hardware:

http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/hardware.php3

check out the sections on modems before you go out and buy anything.
 
Old 10-04-2003, 05:25 PM   #67
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Mine is a Actiontec external serial 56K. USB and Linux is still buggy on some distro and with some hardware.

If the modem is built into the mobo I guess it does have something in the chipset. Not really sure.

I use the serial modem and a dial-up. Don't get me started on my 24K connection. Rant is rising.

I doubt you will have to reinstall. You just tell Kppp what port it is on and it should go to it. At worst you may have to go through the Mandrake Control Center and set it up there.

You probably should have checked the winmodem. It may have installed some more stuff and worked. Not real sure. Haven't been there.

I wouldn't recommend a modem with a USB connection just in case yours may be buggy. Here's a link to what I have:
http://www.techdepot.com/Product.asp...390482&iid=324
It recognizes it so well, it sees it when I boot from the Mandrake CD.

You may want to shop froogle.google.com for the best deal on the modem. Watch the shipping.

Kernel for 9.2 appears to be 2.4.22.6mdk. 9.1 is 2.4.21-013mdk.

quatsh is right, I have seen some external modems that are winmodems. They are usually USB I think.

Hope this helps.

 
Old 10-04-2003, 11:17 PM   #68
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I am really surprised I am having so much trouble trying to figure it out. I wonder if I just don't have my KPPP settings set correctly.

For example, under flow control setting, inside my KPPP configuration, under the device tab, I can select Modem Device, which I've selected /dev/modem/ and I tried a few others and nothing.

Then there is "Flow control" setting tab and you can scroll down to:

Hardware[CRTSCTS]
SOFTWARE[XONXOFF]
or NONE

Does it matter which of these I select?

Under line termination I have "CR" selected, with my connection speed set to 57600.

Any other tips you may have?

Does mandrake have a tech support 800 number I can call?

Thanks,

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Mine is a Actiontec external serial 56K. USB and Linux is still buggy on some distro and with some hardware.

If the modem is built into the mobo I guess it does have something in the chipset. Not really sure.

I use the serial modem and a dial-up. Don't get me started on my 24K connection. Rant is rising.

I doubt you will have to reinstall. You just tell Kppp what port it is on and it should go to it. At worst you may have to go through the Mandrake Control Center and set it up there.

You probably should have checked the winmodem. It may have installed some more stuff and worked. Not real sure. Haven't been there.

I wouldn't recommend a modem with a USB connection just in case yours may be buggy. Here's a link to what I have:
http://www.techdepot.com/Product.asp...390482&iid=324
It recognizes it so well, it sees it when I boot from the Mandrake CD.

You may want to shop froogle.google.com for the best deal on the modem. Watch the shipping.

Kernel for 9.2 appears to be 2.4.22.6mdk. 9.1 is 2.4.21-013mdk.

quatsh is right, I have seen some external modems that are winmodems. They are usually USB I think.

Hope this helps.

 
Old 10-04-2003, 11:31 PM   #69
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Mine is under device:

/dev/ttyS1
Hardware [CRTSCTC]
CR
115 something

Don't know about winmodem settings though. Some ISP's are also different.

 
Old 10-04-2003, 11:33 PM   #70
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Are you on a dial-up network or cable/DSL?

If you're on deal-up, can you hear anything dialing?

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Mine is under device:

/dev/ttyS1
Hardware [CRTSCTC]
CR
115 something

Don't know about winmodem settings though. Some ISP's are also different.

 
Old 10-04-2003, 11:39 PM   #71
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I've messed around with the settings in KPPP and now it just says intializing modem and it just stays there, it doesn't do anything.

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Are you on a dial-up network or cable/DSL?

If you're on deal-up, can you hear anything dialing?

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Old 10-05-2003, 12:34 AM   #72
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Yep

I can hear mine dialing and the tones until it connects then it's quiet. Kppp usually has the sound turned off. It's under the modem tab. It's either left, middle or right. Usually off, half way or loud.

You are getting closer though.



You did put in the phone number under account right? Just checking.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 12:38 AM   #73
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Re: Yep

No I put in earthlink under accounts, is this not right?

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I can hear mine dialing and the tones until it connects then it's quiet. Kppp usually has the sound turned off. It's under the modem tab. It's either left, middle or right. Usually off, half way or loud.

You are getting closer though.



You did put in the phone number under account right? Just checking.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 12:41 AM   #74
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Re: Yep

Wait I see what your saying, under accounts I typed earthlink in connection name, with the phone number written in phone number space.

I really don't think I got anywhere to be honest with you.

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I can hear mine dialing and the tones until it connects then it's quiet. Kppp usually has the sound turned off. It's under the modem tab. It's either left, middle or right. Usually off, half way or loud.

You are getting closer though.



You did put in the phone number under account right? Just checking.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 12:58 AM   #75
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Sorry, I had to get up out of the floor.

Under the Accounts tab click on the account you have set up. A new window will open. Click on the number you currently have set up and then delete. Click new then put in the phone number just like you would have to to dial with a phone. If you have call waiting and want it disabled while you are on the net, add "*70," then the number. The *70 disables it in most places and the ',' is a pause for the computer to process the request.

If you have earthlink in there it won't dial. It won't understand the letters.

You may have better luck with this. If you are unsure about the number, just pick up the phone and dial it. You should hear a bunch of squeels. Is that spelled right?

I hear Earthlink is pretty good.

Hope this helps.

Fingers crossed, toes too.

 
  


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