[lug] Dialup modems and Linux

John Karns jkarns at csd.net
Wed Sep 4 13:16:46 MDT 2002

On Wed, 4 Sep 2002, Justin-lists said:

> Pnp is turned off in the bios. I know my isa modem is on ttyS1 because
> I can get tone from it and get it to dial via minicom. So I know linux
> can see that modem, sort of. Nothing else will access though, like
> wvdial won't see the isa modem nor will the redhat-config-network
> probe the modem. I just don't see how minicom can see it and I use the
> exact same modem location (/dev/modem linked to /dev/ttyS1) but none
> of the other programs can see it.

It sounds like maybe your authentication is failing with the ISA modem.
In /etc/ppp there are two debug flags you can set: debug and kdebug.
Make sure their set and try again.  You should see plenty of ppp info in
your system logs then, which hopefully will give you some clues.

John Karns                                        jkarns at csd.net

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