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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