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    i am currently using knoppix 4.0.2 and i cant get connected to the internet using a modem

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    Need much more info. A cable modem? 56k Modem? Dsl? Internal? External? Pci? Usb? Type, make model and version? The more info you can provide the better the chances are someone can help.
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    modem

    it is a pci generic soft56k modem. when i click on connect it says that the modem is busy.

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    Chances are it is a "winmodem" but let's check. Open the konsole terminal from your menu and type:
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    /sbin/lspci
    ...and press enter. Copy the ouput from konsole and paste it here.
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    knoppix@0[knoppix]$ /sbin/lspci
    0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8378 [KM400] Chipset Host Bridge
    0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI Bridge
    0000:00:09.0 Communication controller: Conexant HSF 56k Data/Fax Modem (rev 01)
    0000:00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
    0000:00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
    0000:00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
    0000:00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 82)
    0000:00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 ISA Bridge
    0000:00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
    0000:00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 50)
    0000:00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 74)
    0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8378 [S3 UniChrome] Integrated Video (rev 01)

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    It is a winmodem and uses the Conexant chipset. There are Linux drivers for your modem but it costs. See here. You could go that route, or buy one of the 56k modems already out there that work under Linux. An external serial modem such as an Actiontec or a BestData is the best way to go. Good Luck!
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    how you know that it is winmodem. I askinf because I have the same problem

    I can't get connect to the internet

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    Do the same as what focus_water did and post the output here. Then we can see what brand your modem is, and hopefully discover if it is compatible or not.
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