[Wolves] Bl**** Modems-help!

Ron Wellsted ron at wellsted.org.uk
Sun Dec 12 11:36:18 GMT 2004

On Sun, 2004-12-12 at 08:37 +0000, Mo Awkati wrote:
> Hi Folk
> I am sorry to swear at such a festive season. But I
> stand to lose face and two of my converts over bl****
> modems. I have been trying everything. I bought a
> Phonic external serial modem and YAST just can't see
> it. What can I do? I also tried a PCI one that YAST
> recognises as an Intel modem and seems to dial out but
> once it dials and starts to talk to the server it
> dies?? I even managed to get a HCF to work and it
> seems that it is connecting to the internet but then
> nothing happens. It would be so much easier if people
> are on ADSL because Linux is good at configuering
> NICs. 
> The only thing I havn't tried is a modem that is
> proven to work with Linux! :-(
> (sorry about the swearing)

Hi Mo,

The following is based on SuSE 9.1:

If you use the external serial modem and Yast fails to detect it, you
can still add it manually.  try to add the modem as normal (with yast
trying to detect it),

When yast has failed to detect it, under ¨Available are:¨ choose the
option ¨Other, not detected¨.  This will then allow you to manually
configure the modem.

Assuming the modem is on the first serial port, the modem device should
be /dev/ttyS0 (/dev/ttyS1 for the second serial port).  For a
residential line (not on a PBX) configure the remaining settings for no
dial prefix, tone dialing, speaker on and detect dial tone.

Under details, set the baud rate as high as possible, try 115200, but
drop back to 57600 if you get problems.  The default initialisation
strings should be OK for most modems.

On the next screen, if your ISP is not listed, choose ¨New¨ and enter
all the dialin details for your ISP. 


Ron Wellsted
ron at wellsted.org.uk
N 52.567623, W 2.137621
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