An interesting modem problem
From: Radomir Boskovic (bonex_at_eunet.yu)
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2003 12:04:27 +0100
I have recently installed SUSE 9.0 on my Compaq AP400 dual-processor
workstation. It works perfectly and very fast, actualy faster then some
Windows applications. It also recognizes my Intel HAM modem, which is very
The problem is that I cannot connect to Internet at all, because the modem
will not wait long enough for connectin to establish. Somehow, after a
cpuple of seccond Kinternet exits with "script timed out message". No
fiddling with any dial-up parameters gives any differences.
However, when I enter safe mode on startup, everything is back to normal,
dial-up as well.
I tried different internal and external modems with the same results.
Thinking that it has something to do with Suse, I tried Mandrake 9.1 with
absolutely the same results. Seems to me that smp support in kernel is
making trouble, but when I try to switch it off during boot, the machine
won't boot - iz waits for my SCSI controlwer indefinitelly.
Does anyone has any idea of what should be done to force the modem to wait
all the 30-45 secconds for connection?
Also, does anyone knows how to make Kinternet dial several access numbers if
one dialing fails - through Yast one can only set a single dial-up number.
Kppp is however OK.
Any answer will be appreciated.