knoppix modem dialer - Help

This is a discussion on knoppix modem dialer - Help ; i have a laptop with a internal modem. when i try to use KPPP, under the device tab there is no ttylsX. under windows it says that the connection in COM3, and if i try ttylS2 it says that the ...

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  1. knoppix modem dialer

    i have a laptop with a internal modem. when i try to use KPPP, under
    the device tab there is no ttylsX. under windows it says that the
    connection in COM3, and if i try ttylS2 it says that the modem is busy.
    i have a hard drive install found here
    http://www.knoppix.net/wiki/Win_Partition and everything else seems to
    work fine, but a connection to the internet would be great.


  2. Re: knoppix modem dialer

    In article <1109717385.179140.31270@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.c om>,
    agentskop wrote:

    >i have a laptop with a internal modem.


    Many laptop "modems" are winmodems. Do you know this not to be the case,
    or have you installed an appropriate "driver"?

    >when i try to use KPPP, under the device tab there is no ttylsX.


    Well, yeah - KPPP expects to use a serial modem (/dev/ttyS0 through
    /dev/ttyS3 and perhaps /dev/modem). Is there a /dev/ttylsX in /dev/?
    Some winmodem drivers make use of a non-standard device like /dev/ttyS14
    or /dev/ttyLT15 or some such rot. To use those, you need to link them to
    something the kernel is aware of - typically /dev/modem.

    >under windows it says that the connection in COM3, and if i try ttylS2
    >it says that the modem is busy.


    That's just a stupidly written error message from kppp. It means it can't
    access the device you specified.

    >i have a hard drive install found here
    >http://www.knoppix.net/wiki/Win_Partition and everything else seems to
    >work fine, but a connection to the internet would be great.


    -rw-rw-r-- 1 gferg ldp 280344 Feb 22 14:05 HOWTO-INDEX
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 gferg ldp 333496 Feb 15 09:00 Modem-HOWTO

    http://ibiblio.org/pub/linux/docs/HOWTO/
    http://en.tldp.org/HOWTO/HOWTO-INDEX/howtos.html

    kppp is another windoze wannabe application, which means that it goes out of
    it's way to hide useful information. The default configuration also is working
    from false assumptions (no ISP wants you looking for some Login: prompt,
    because that's not the way windoze works). You are posting from a uiuc.edu
    address - check locally for the Linux Users Group, as you can probably get
    local hands-on help from them.

    Old guy


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