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  1. #1

    cant setup dialup connection in mandrake

    i installed mandrake 10.1 a few days back and am still unable it to detect my modem.modem details are as follows:

    Motorola SM56 56k Internal modem

    i downloaded the driver from but dont know how to install it....
    i have a local dialup connection with only a username,password and a number to connect to....

    cud sumone pls help.

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    You can start reading this tutorial:
    your modem may come with the lucent chipset if that's the case follow the instructions, other models come with the smartlink chipset a driver may be found at
    a good utility to help you find out the kind of modem you have is here
    I hope you can get it working

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    thanks a lot for the links ......i'll try out the tutorials and post the outcome asap...
    more helps and links welcome......

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    tried out everything given in the links and tutorials....but to no avail !!!

    posting more info on modem ::
    i ran scanModem utility and this was the following info it showed :

    DO use the following line as the email Subject Line, to alert cogent experts:
    scanModem, Mandrakelinux release
    Kernel kernel
    Occassionally reponses are blocked by an Internet Providers mail filters.
    So do in a day also check the Archived responses at
    Code updated on: 2005_Feb_ 10
    ------------ -------------- System information ------------------------
    Mandrakelinux release 10.1 (Official) for i586
    Kernel on an i686 /
    on System with processor: i686
    currently under kernel:
    The kernel was assembled with compiler: 3.4.1
    with current System compiler GCC=3.4.1
    /usr/bin/gcc -> /etc/alternatives/gcc

    Checking for kernel-headers needed for compiling.
    Kernel-header resources are not evident.
    Within your Linux distributions resources, search for package names with:
    One of which must be installed if compiling drivers to match kernel proves necessary.
    This is necessary for most modem drivers, through some Linux distributions provide some compiled drivers.
    Within the output Modem/ folder, read CompilingDrivers.txt for details.

    Modem symbolic link is: /dev/modem -> /dev/sm56
    Checking for /dev/tts/ devices
    total 0
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 8 Feb 19 00:39 0 -> ../ttyS0
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 8 Feb 19 00:39 1 -> ../ttyS1
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 8 Feb 19 00:39 2 -> ../ttyS2
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 8 Feb 19 00:39 3 -> ../ttyS3
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 8 Feb 19 00:39 4 -> ../ttyS4
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 8 Feb 19 00:39 5 -> ../ttyS5
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 8 Feb 19 00:39 6 -> ../ttyS6
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 8 Feb 19 00:39 7 -> ../ttyS7
    Checking for USB modems
    None found

    when i ran the scanModem utility from the konsol it said:

    [shivaas@localhost shivaas]$ ./scanModem

    UPDATE=2005_Feb_ 10
    ONLY use scanModem downloaded as:

    ./scanModem should ONLY be run within a Linux/UNIX partition.
    If within a MicroSoft/DOS partition, abort with Ctrl-C now !!!
    Copy scanModem.gz to your Linux partition and restart.
    | WARNING: lspci not found - exiting |
    | Please install the package: pciutils |

    the scanModem file was stored in the home directory in linux !!
    i dont know which chipset my modem uses,Lucent or Smartlink or whatnot !!
    one more thing which i noticed was that in 1 of the tutorials mentioned above,it said to run wvdial or /etc/wvdial.conf from the konsole to dialup the connection....but there was no such file present anywhere on my linux system....searched every folder !!!
    need more help....plss....

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