Newbie Install - Serial port and PPP does not work
About a year with Linux (Slackware, Caldera) new to Debian. Just Installed
1.3.1 (bo) CD format from Linux Mall on the same hardware that used
previous OSs. I saw some problems during the install as the CD image was
not true to the source. dselect complained about certain directories. I
logged in from another virtual console to find those and gave the path to
dselect. (non-free section is completely missing) I do not think that the
following problems are due to that but If so how do install just the PPP
part again? Here is the problem in detail.
Serial Port/modem does not work and cannot run PPP.
when I run pon the system says kernel does not support it. I rebuilt the
kernel with support but same problem. I also tried Faq-O-Matic Suggestion.
I do not see the file /etc/ppp.options. So I cannot put /dev/ttyS1 instead
of /dev/modem in that file. I have seen that some distribution put a
logical link to /dev/modem. Will that work? (My modem is on COM2 How do
I generate that file?
I also tried sending ATH1 to ttyS1. (echo ATH1 > /dev/ttyS1). I should
hear the modem picking up the line and a dial tone. The system comes
back with I/O error message. setserial says that port exists with correct
address. /proc also shows the serial port. I have also tried same ATH1
command on ttyS0 and ttyS1 ports even though they do not exist, and it
does not work. I have disabled on-board COM ports. I use PS/2 bus mouse
All the hardware runs OK. This is a dual boot system with LILO. (Other OS
is WIN95 OSR2 it uses all the hardware.)
Any help is appreciated.
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