Linux + Modems * Laptops = Headaches
Ok, so mabey its not always that way, but it is for me. I installed Mandrake 9.0 on my friend's pc and everything worked fine, modem worked, sound played, had fun. Installed Mandrake 9.1 and all was good, until we checked the modem, it failed, the modem seems installed, seems online, but doesn't ping or anything. So he bought a pcmcia modem that says its linux compatible. I cant even start to make it work. I have no clue how to set it up manually, and theres virtually no documentation. So to make a long story (sorry) even longer, I now need some major help, please.
The specs are Compaq Presario 1700 SERIES (1717RSH), Conexant HSF Modem, TRENDnet Fax Modem 56k (TFM-560E).
Any help would really be appreciated.