falkengeist at surfbest.net
falkengeist at surfbest.net
Fri Jan 1 17:10:44 UTC 2010
This is a traditional, serial modem. One of the most popular (and
expensive) in the USA when most connections were still made using
dial-up. I have 3 of these, and they're great if you're stuck with
dial-up. Port is ttyS0. As I mentioned the query worked fine.
---- Original Message ----
From: kevin.krammer at gmx.at
To: kde-linux at kde.org
Subject: Re: [kde-linux] kppp
Date: Fri, 1 Jan 2010 17:46:31 +0100
>On Friday, 2010-01-01, falkengeist at surfbest.net wrote:
>> Not sure if this is the correct forum or not. I couldn't find
>> anything specifically dealing with kppp. If I'm in the wrong
>> please give me some direction. If I'm in the right place, please
>> give me some help.
>> I'm currently using Xandros Linux, it's KDE/Deb for those of you
>> familiar with it. I think it's great, and I've been using it for
>> years. Unfortunately, I understand that it will no longer be
>> offered, and it actually hasn't been updated in 3 years. This has
>> caused some issues with current hardware drivers, especially
>> I want to move on to something that's current and updated on a
>> regular basis. I've tried Fedora, SUSE, Mandriva, Mepis, and
>> Kubuntu. I have the same problem with everyone.
>> Having the same problem is not really a surprise since they all use
>> kppp. My problem is that I can't connect using dial-up. I'm using
>> 3Com Courier serial modem that works fine with Xandros and Windows.
>> Keep in mind that that Xandros is not current enough to have kppp.
>> I'm assuming it uses pppconfig, but has it's own network
>> configuration scheme. The point is it works with my serial modem
>> also many Winmodems.
>> After configuring with kppp and trying to connect, CTS, RTS, MR,
>> DTN come up solid, but I never go off hook and the modem sits there
>> and we stare at each other. The modem query works fine, and it's
>> obviously recognized OK. I've tried numerous things without
>> and I'm out of ideas at this point. I do want to mention that SUSE
>> has it's own, additional network setup, and after running through
>> that I did connect. Problem there is it's cumbersome and kept
>> disconnecting also. Mandriva is very close to Xandros, and would
>> probably be my distribution of choice if I could get the dial-up
>> working. Their forums yielded no insight as to what the problem
>> might be.
>To which stage if KPPPs connection stage to you get?
>I am using KPPP to connect via a PCCard "mobile broadband" card and
>occasional problems with the card's specific driver which would make
>at the "initializing modem" stage or sometimes as late as the
>Is this modem of yours an externally connected one? Traditional
>serial or USB?
>Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
>KDE user support, developer mentoring
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