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Old 03-18-2005, 03:12 PM   #1
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USB Modem detected, cannot dial out problem

Hi Guys, I've got a USB modem. I just got Novel Desktop Edition today. I wen't through yast to the network devices, modem section. There I saw my modem called 'Thompson Microelectronics 56k SoftModem' in the list. I clicked on 'Configure', then entered my ISP details. KConnect was then launced on the 'task bar' at the bottom of the screen. When I clicked on it, it could not create a connection. When I look at the logs, it's almost as if it cannot see the modem. 'Cannot connect to device' Exit code 17?

Anybody have any ideas how to fix this problem? I'm still new to linux. Any help please?

Old 03-18-2005, 06:39 PM   #2
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It's a winmodem check out this if you can't get it to run get your self an external serial modem. You can pick them up for 10-20 second hand.
Old 03-21-2005, 04:19 AM   #3
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make sure that " smartlink-softmodem " Package is installed. If not then install, and try then tell me,,,,,,,,,



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