Modem detection on LapTop

arndalebilo arndalebilo at
Thu Sep 21 18:02:12 UTC 2006

On Thu, 21 Sep 2006 21:00:54 +0530, H.S.Rai wrote:

> On 9/20/06, arndalebilo <arndalebilo at> wrote:
>> You could use the old Debian pppconfig if you don't mind a text based
> I like console applications :-)
>> 'gui' - you only need to use it once.  It's installed by default (I
>> think).
>> sudo pppconfig
> In this auto-detection also fail, it says "Manual Enter the port by
> hand"

I'd try all the entries in the list (/dev/ttyS0 -/dev/ttyS3) on 
System/Administration/Networking/Modem Connection/Properties and
see if any of them work.  Also /dev/modem though I've never known that to
work when auto-detection is failing.

But I'm guessing you've already tried that.

Maybe you have a 'winmodem' or 'software modem'?

If so, consider an external modem - if the laptop has anywhere to
plug it in. 

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