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I am having some problems setting up my modem using Linux. I understand that it is a linmodem, but afeter I install the RPM, it still cannot recognize my modem...I ...
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    Winmodem Troubles


    I am having some problems setting up my modem using Linux. I understand that it is a linmodem, but afeter I install the RPM, it still cannot recognize my modem...I am on RH9.

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    I don't know much about modems as I've been on broadband for the last 7 years. But if you haven't checked out this topic you should:

    http://www.this_site_does_not_exist/viewtopic.php?t=721
    Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air...

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    I did check out that link, and got the download from there. Its not as easy as 1, 2, 3 apparently...

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    get yourself a copy of pciutils (mentioned in the tutorail) - download it, do a './configure' (I think) followed by a 'make' and then a 'make install' .

    Then enter 'lspci' to list the cards you have in your PCI slots and post the one that says it's a modem to this forum. This way we can see that you have one of the supported modems.

    Another 'simple' test is to get a hold of something like Windows "Terminal" - such as minicomm - and see if you can "talk" to the modem from within Linux (try opening up the terminal emulator - eg minicomm or kermit - to the /dev/modem or /dev/ttyLT0 device and then type 'AT' at it. You should get an 'OK' back from the modem.

    have fun

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    oh, I forgot, you may find that lspci is put in a place not on your path, so you *may* have to enter /usr/local/sbin/lspci to get it to work.

    have fun

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    Use Suse 10.1 and occasionally play with Kubuntu
    Also have Windows 98SE and BeOS

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    Another 'simple' test is to get a hold of something like Windows "Terminal" - such as minicomm - and see if you can "talk" to the modem from within Linux (try opening up the terminal emulator - eg minicomm or kermit - to the /dev/modem or /dev/ttyLT0 device and then type 'AT' at it. You should get an 'OK' back from the modem.
    You can communicate with a modem via cmd line on the machine itself. I have the cmd's at home at the moment but another machine is not required to see if linux is playing well with your modem.
    Dan

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