Modem detection on LapTop

H.S.Rai hardeep.rai at
Mon Sep 18 10:25:59 UTC 2006

On 9/17/06, Henk Koster <H.A.J.Koster at> wrote:
> The good news is that your modem appears to be recognized by
> the kernel, witness also the presence of the ppp0 interface in
> the System-Administration-Networking menu.

Nice to know :-)

> In what way did
> autodetection of the modem fail? It is most likely symlinked
> to /dev/modem...

There is no /dev/modem

> you should check this with the "ls -lr /dev/ppp*"
> command. It could also be something like /dev/ttyS0.

There is /dev/ppp and /dev/ttyS0

> Further
> configuration in the above mentioned menu requires information
> from your ISP, like dial-in number and ID/password.

That will be entered, but modem need to be detected.

If everything configured, then which is the application to dial and to
establish connection?


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