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Old 10-14-2004, 09:21 PM   #1
vogelboy
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modem help complete noob


iv got suse 9.1 pro installed on a gateway pc and it has a GTW V.92 Voicemodem i cant seem to get it to work im a complete noob and the other articles regarding this issure i dont understand someone please help!
 
Old 10-15-2004, 12:01 AM   #2
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Same here (PC Tel Platinum V90)

it wont even try to dial as soon i try to connect it d/c and wont do crap.
 
Old 10-15-2004, 03:15 AM   #3
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Gateway modem

Your modem almostly certainly isn't a real modem (for further details see www.linmodems.org) but a winmodem - a cutdown piece of hardware with the work intended to be done by the operating system

Some winmodems are now supported by Linux - I've never done it. I believe SUSE detects a few of them - or perhaps someone has written a driver.

Good Luck - and don't forget to share your successes
 
Old 10-15-2004, 09:26 AM   #4
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modems

I am new to Linux and the first issue I found was with the
modem. After trying to get my Conexant card modem to work
about a hundred times it was easier to just buy a serial modem.
I was online with it on the first try.

Being new to Linux and SuSE I am happy to see that this forum
has been started.
 
Old 10-15-2004, 12:10 PM   #5
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I had problems with my Fujitsu Lifebook C6631 and it's built-in modem with SuSE Pro 9.0. When I installed 9.1 it detected the modem much to my surprise but I still could not work with it.

I went into YAST -> Hardware -> Hardware Info and found it was defined as /dev/ttySL0 (that's a zero on the end).

Once I chanegd my software to use that device the modem works fine.

I thought it strange that SuSE did not create a generic /dev/modem so I did:

cd /dev
ln -s /dev/pts/30 modem

which created a symbolic link to the actual device. I did this because I had configured several packages already to try to use /dev/modem Rather than going back to modify all the configs the symbolic link was a quick and easy fix.
 
Old 10-15-2004, 12:26 PM   #6
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On Suse 9.0 professional, it is possible to call, as root, /usr/sbin/hsfconfig to configure a winmodem with hsf-chipset. There are also kernel-modules for the hcf-chipset, but I don't know how to configure them. Check www.linuxant.com, the modulebuilder to check how it works.
A hsf-modem will be configured as /dev/modem.
 
Old 10-15-2004, 01:04 PM   #7
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it detected the modem right away but when i tried to dial up it didnt work can someone walk me through setting it up possibly
 
Old 10-15-2004, 05:56 PM   #8
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I'm so naive to linux I haven't yet reached newbie status , but I may be able to help ya out . here's a link that I hope will shed some light on the matter for ya.
try this
 
Old 10-15-2004, 08:27 PM   #9
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excellent link.
it even reminds you to drop AOL in favor of a real ISP.most dial-up issues with linux can be solved by an external serial modem and a local isp.
 
Old 10-15-2004, 09:59 PM   #10
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I hope it's coherent enough for technically challenged people like myself to comprehend. I use a conextant v.92 external and it chugs along as well as can be expected. Maybe I can tweak the modem init string, once I learn how, and make it go a little faster. I think I did something like that in windos a long time ago. For right now digital is out of the question as there doesn't seem to be too much available to me in my area. Verizon is pretty cheap , but I understand it uses M.S.N for its' i.s.p and something about that bothers me.. Don't know what it is really but something. Much luck and good karma to ya piscikeeper

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