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19572Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Inspiron 5100: modem problem

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  • Andy Farlie
    Jun 1, 2003
      I think that the modem is busy message appears if the device cannot be
      opened. When the HSF modem driver gets installed it generally adds
      ttySHSF0, cuaHSF0. It should also link modem to ttySHSF0. Check to see
      if there are those devices in /dev and also check to see what the device
      is that kppp is expecting (/dev/modem is the default).


      So On Sat, 2003-05-31 at 20:58, wolf_mibu wrote:
      > I have Red Hat 9 with a 2.4.20-13 kernel
      > I read in a post at this forum how tu configure the modem but I still
      > can get it to work
      > I downloaded the hsflinmodem-5.03.27lnxtbeta03042700.tar and compiled
      > it without any problem
      > everything went fine as the install file said but everytime I try to
      > dial with kppp it apear the same error "the modem is busy".... at the
      > "network device manager" when I try to activate the modem it appears a
      > window with something like "activating ppp0..." but it´s stays there,
      > nothing else happens.
      > Does somebody know which is the problem???
      > How can I see what is the modem doing or why it says that it busy?
      > I´m new in Linux so I don´t know how to configure things so maybe my
      > problem is at the network device manager settings so if someone that
      > has his modem working could explain me step by step what he or she did
      > I´ll be very grateful
      > thanks
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