Re: There's GOTTA Be A Way...
From: Michael Scottaline (nbhs2_at_i-2000.com)
To: email@example.com Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2003 16:58:55 -0400
On Sat, 13 Sep 2003 15:56:57 EDT
TekknoDraykko@aol.com insightfully noted:
>I just installed a Hayes compatible (external/serial) modem on my Red Hat
>Linux 8.0 box and for the life of me, I can't figure out how to make the
>^%$#@ thing work!
How are your tying to make it work?? What are you using to try to connect?
KPPP?? wvdial???? If KPPP you just need to go to set up and it should be
quite easy from there. Under device, you can try /dev/modem, or more likely
/dev/ttyS1. then just fill in the required info for your ISP, phone #, login,
password. Click connect and see what happens.
>I tried putting the Mac CD that came with the device in the drive, but the
>system doesn't recognize the CD (however when I put the Windows version of
>the disk in the drive it DOES "see" that one! And yes, I tried running the
>installation software, for that disk, using "./" and all the possible
>executables that were available).
>I've tried running the Intenet Connection Wizard, but when I get to the
>dialog that asks for the ISP, there's no option for the USA.
Verrrry unlikely you'll get to connect to AOL though. You'll need a REAL ISP.
>I've tried scouring the documentation both for Red Hat AND the modem and
>there's NOTHING (useful) about how do set up this modem.
>I'vre tried www.modems.com, AT commands, www.redhat.com/support, I even tried
>CALLING RedHat, but all to no avail.
>Can someone PLEASE in PLAIN ENGLISH tell me how I'm supposed to get a modem
>to work on my RedHat 8.0 Linux computer? And PLEASE don't send me to any more
You might have to play with permissions a bit to get KPPP to work as a mortal
user. It defaults to root ownership.
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