Timing Out Dialer

Bill Marcum bmarcum at iglou.com
Sun Mar 19 21:49:47 UTC 2006

On Mon, 20 Mar 2006 04:50:24 +0800, Romy Albano 
  <rpalbano at operamail.com> wrote:
> Hello fellow Ubuntu enthusiasts and friends:
> I recently ordered the single Kubuntu 5.04 (i386) CD (from 
> CheapISO.com) and installed it on my IBM 390X ThinkPad (Pentium III, 
> 450 Mgh. 128MB RAM).  At first glance, I instantly fell in love with 
> Kubuntu and would like to use and keep it on my laptop permanently!
> When I try to connect to my ISP, however, with Aztech 56K EM6800-U at 
> COM1, that RS232 modem always timed out and constantly kept redialing 
> afterwards--never really connecting.
> I suspect this to be due to the dialer's (kppd) maximum time out 
> setting of only 120 seconds.
> Since the minutes it takes for me to connect to my ISP takes a little 
> bit longer, how can I increase the dialer's defaultedly configured 
> time out?  Please show me how to do it.
Are there other dialup ISPs in your area?  Other local phone carriers?
You might need to increase the modem's timeout.  Add S7=180 to the modem 
initialization string.

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