Dial-up issues

Hey all,I'm sure you've all heard this many times previously, but I am very new to Ubuntu and have so far been unsuccessful in trying to make my dial-up modem work.I'm running a dual-boot with Ubuntu 7.10 64-bit version and windows XP. The dial-up works fine with XP, so I will be able to download any necessary updates. I have already been to www.linmodems.org and have tried following the instructions listed there, but just end up becoming more confused than I was to begin with. I have run the scan modem and I have a Lucent/Agere/LSI Mars or Apollo DSP chipset. I'm not sure if I should list anymore details, but let me know if anymore information is needed.I'm also having problems with my wireless card, but as I don't have a broadband connection yet, that can wait until a later time.Any help would be much appreciative!Jarred


If you have an external you can follow this tutorial:<br><a href=http://www.mutaku.com/geeklog/article.php?story=20070619093717238>http://www.mutaku.com/geeklog/article.php?story=20070619093717238</a><br>Even if you do not, much of the latter part of the article should help.

still having issues

Sorry, I should have mentioned it was an internal modem.     I followed the guide from obtaining 'wvdial' and I am able to configure the username and password settings, etc. However, when I try to run 'sudo wvdial', all that appears is:          WvDial<*1>: WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.56          WvDial<Err>: Cannot open /dev/modem: Input/output error           WvDial<Err>: Cannot open /dev/modem: Input/output error           WvDial<Err>: Cannot open /dev/modem: Input/output error.         I tried starting from the beginning of the guide, when I ran the 'lspci' command, the details for the modem were:           05:08.0 Communication controller: Agere Systems LT WinModem (rev 02)           Subsystem: Agere Systems LT WinModem          Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-           Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-           Latency: 32 (63000ns min, 3500ns max)           Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11           Region 0: Memory at d0025000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]           Region 1: I/O ports at a000 [size=8]           Region 2: I/O ports at a400 [size=256]           Capabilities: <access denied>.         I'm not sure if you needed that information but thought I should add it anyway. I then tried the 'dmesg | grep "irq = 17"' command, yet nothing appeared. This is about as far as I went as I didn't want to set any serial ports if the first comand didn't work. My apologies about the formatting and thanks again for your help! Jarred.

wvdial and some other stuff

by default wvdial comes with ubuntu/kubuntu, etc.. :) gnome-ppp and kppp are just external gui ends to it, so u use it everytime u try dialing up.

ur problem could be also that u got the wrong serial port, u may need to change it from /dev/modem to /dev/tty0, /dev/tty1 and so forth.

try gnome-ppp for a gui setup or kppp for one, kppp can be installed on ubuntu but it's not a native app. :)

get gnome-ppp and go to settings from configure and find Scan or test (i forgot the exact words as I use kppp now as I use kubuuntu altho ) and there is an auto configure scan within wvdial an option or something, but I forgot the exact command. :/ but gnome-ppp's scan / test uses it.

Last things are:

A. internal modems are winmodems needing windows drivers which are rare to find.

B. I suggest getting an external modem, I got a usb/serial actiontec external modem and all externals should work on anything and won't part. need windows. U also get the benefit of keeping ur CPU load down as an external 56k modem woult process all info. via the onboard cpu and won't need the cpu of the main computer.

Also with an external modem in that if u have problems caused by the modem ie: it locking up, u won't have to reboot in the end to re-set it, u just turn it off/on by a switch.

This external modem should not take up much space at all. :)

Again Highly suggested to get an external. Going thru gnome-ppp with the scan in configure got me up and running on my external, I thought I needed linmodems and was about to give up on linux/ubuntu, once I got connected I later searched for info about the external vs. internal, and well learnt a lot, except I knew about the external vs internal rewards such as being nice and using it's own cpu instead of the main one I use for everything else not slowing things down.

External modems also should use the basic drivers for the usb/serial ports the main kernel usess. Altho if you buy one u may get a windows CD for XP, 98, etc.. and none for linux, but don't worry it should still work and u can just toss that CD aside. ;)

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$20 - less w/tax, etc.. and if you buy at tigerdirect and ur not in the same state they won't charge u tax for ordering online. :) Or maybe anyother store ur not buying from the same state..

i think i found the command

just run in the terminal as sudo wvdialconf

when u input ur pw it will not show up as u type, as this is security feature.

Any new luck?  Or still

Any new luck?  Or still having trouble?