On Wed, 29 Jul 2009 11:23:26 Graham Lauder wrote:
Good to see you got a serial modem.
Do you still have the OpenSuSE box?
In which case
Connect the modem and switch it on
Go into Yast
Select "Network Devices"
Select Modem and wait for process to finish
Select the "modem0"
"Modem device" should read either ttys0 or ttys1 (equivalent of COM1 and
COM2 in windows), go for 0 at this point, it's pretty trivial to change it
in YAST later
If you have a dial prefix, put it in, then click next and follow the
instructions through the next couple of windows to do with isp and so on.
At the end a popup will come up saying something like "these packages need
installing" and list probably kpppd, wvdial and kinternet and maybe some
other dependencies. Sometimes this popup will come up twice, just click OK
and carry on, YaST will figure out what it needs.
When it's finished logout of the session and log back in.
in the applications menu under "internet" there will be a "Kinternet
A little plug icon will appear in the system tray. Sometimes it will have
an exclamation mark, if so right click the icon and select provider and
Interface seperately and make sure there is an X next to your isp name and
modem0. If not just click and it will appear.
If there is no exclamation mark, click the icon and your modem should light
up and start making the standard awful noises.
Oops all of the above assumes a KDE desktop, you can still use Kinternet in
Gnome but you have to specifically install it. It is by far the best linux
dialup tool. ..... IMNSHO.
MarCon (Marketing Contact) NZ
INGOTs Moderator New Zealand