Re: Internet connection
malcolm jordan wrote:
To connect my PC to the internet via an ISP using a newly installed
(This is the official potato distribution Debian/Linux 2.2r2 that was
purchased from a
vendor through the postal service.)
When (run as root) the command "wvdial" is given, I get the following
on the terminal:
WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.41
Cannot open /dev/modem: Device or resources busy
I have also attached a serial cable from the PC to the modem with the
plan to use
the USB cable for Windows 98 and the serial cable attached to the
COM 2 (ttyS1) for the Debian/Linux 2.2r.2 OS. ( I was told by someone
at U. S.
Robotics that this was possible.) I understand the potato version
2.2r2 does not
support USB for modems.
/dev/modem is usually a symbolic link to the actual ttySx; either tell
wvdial to use /dev/ttyS1 instead of /dev/modem, or create the link with
the command "ln -s /dev/ttyS1 /dev/modem".