Greetings all-- Chapter 2 in my riveting saga.
It seems that Debian 2.1.8 does not support the Diamond Supra 288i
SP modem-- at least not mine. After two weeks of trying to get the OS to
detect the damned thing, I gave up and replaced it with a scrounged-up
Sportster 28800. Viola! Instant detection: ttyS3, 16550A UART, 115200
bps. My "wvdial" command bought up my ISP okay, (1500 MTU) and the PPP
daemon makes a solid connection.
That's the good news. The bad news is it just sits there, without
so much as a prompt. Obviously, I need to set up for e-mail and for
actually getting on the net, but I don't know how. The distribution
includes packages like "exim," "elm-me+", and "procmail," that are (I
gather) supposed to do e-mail, but their manual pages seem to ignore how
to make them interface with PPP, and nothing in all my PPP info tells me
Can anyone give me a hint? Thanks. --- Max Albert
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