Fujitsu Lifebook C6631 modem
From: Annonymous (nomail_at_nodomain.org)
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 15:51:49 GMT
When I installed SuSE 9.0 Pro on my Lifebook it did not discover the built-in
56Kb modem. I assumed incorrectly that it was a Winmodem which wasn't
compatible with Linux. When I installed 9.1 two days ago it said if found the
modem. When I configured minicom to test working with the modem it failed. I
changed the config to /dev/ttyS0 (there are no DB9 serial ports on the Lifebook)
but still minicom would not work. This morning I spent some time again trying
to get the modem working but nothing. I went to YAST -> Control Center ->
Hardware Info -> Modem to see that the device name was /dev/ttySL0 (that's a
zero at the end). Back into minicom, update config, exit and re-enter and now I
can use the modem! I tried KPPP but that had been configured to use /dev/modem.
When I changed it the settings did not save and continued to fail until I
looked in the /dev directory to see that there was no modem. I looked at the
definition of /dev/ttySL0 to see it was linked to /dev/pts/30 so I created
/dev/modem by issuing the command
ln -s /dev/pts/30 modem
and now kppp dials correctly.
Hope this helps anyone else struggling with using a modem on their system.