Thanks your reply. I did manage to get my problem fixed, surprising even
myself! It took some fiddling, but I'm connected.
I'm using Fedora at the moment, but think I might change to another
distribution after I get use to the Linux environment. Having used Windows
forever, Linux is quite a change. It took me some time to get use to the
file system and the program installation.
From: Chris O'Halloran <cmoman(a)gmail.com>
Reply-To: Waikato Linux Users Group <wlug(a)list.waikato.ac.nz>
To: Waikato Linux Users Group <wlug(a)list.waikato.ac.nz>
Subject: Re: [wlug] slmodem problem
Date: Thu, 18 May 2006 23:19:29 +1200
Have you made any progress since you posted. I think I have had some
getting one of these modems to go but a quick google around suggests there
might be a bit of fiddling around to get it going. ie the latest versions
require a kernel compilation which for a beginner might be a bit difficult.
When using linux and a dial up connection, by far the easiest and possibly
technical superior way to go is to use an external modem, one that plugs
your serial connection (if your motherboard isn't ultra modern). It is
possible that everytime you install or upgrade your kernel your'll kill
modem connection and without an internet connection, it becomes difficult
bothersome to diagnose resolving your modem problem.....
I note that there is a workshop day being proposed in a weeks time. Maybe
you'd like to bring your computer along there to see if is can be resolved.
But think about the external modem option. My experience with the slmodem
package is that it might not gracefully quit after disconnection from the
dial up service and basically requires a reboot to work. Of course, this
this might not apply to your situation.
When posting, try to include a few details of your hardware and what linux
distribution you are using. A popular distribution within WLUG is Ubuntu, a
Debian derivative. I myself have switched to Kubuntu (A KDE orientated
version of Ubuntu) having used SuSE linux for a few years.
A useful command for itemising some of your hardware might be
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