Rev A iMac modem problems
Trying to get my Rev A iMac running Woody properly gave me a headache so
I took a week off to paint the house.
Then I used 'tasksel' to install the basic X desktop so that I could get
my HP DeskJet 840C printer working.
Another nightmare! KDE took over completely so I had to remove it, and
xdm, and gdm.
My modem refuses to work.
It is possible that some of the modules I have loaded in the kernel are
lsmod gives me this:-
Module Size Used by Not tainted
serial 53224 0 (autoclean)
isa-pnp 36968 0 (autoclean) [serial]
lp 7936 0 (autoclean)
parport 30624 0 (autoclean) [lp]
usb-storage 47368 0 (unused)
printer 6768 0
hid 21124 0 (unused)
dmasound_pmac 47114 0 (unused)
dmasound_core 13640 0 [dmasound_pmac]
soundcore 4840 0 [dmasound_core]
irtty 7232 0 (unused)
irda 108484 0 [irtty]
macserial 39364 0
i2c-dev 4756 0 (unused)
i2c-core 14776 0 [dmasound_pmac i2c-dev]
rtc 1792 0 (autoclean)
I have used pppconfig,
I have looked at /etc/ppp/peers/provider and /etc/chatscripts/provider.
None of it makes the modem work.
The modem is on /dev/ttyS0.
Interestingly wvdialconf used to be able to find the modem on /dev/ttyS0
even if it could not make it work.
After installing X and sorting that mess out wvdialconf can't even find
I have written up everything I have done to make my iMac work and it has
turned into a 10 page manual so I can easily trash everything and start
the install again from the beginning if I have to.
So, if anyone can tell me step-by-step what I do to get the modem
working that would be good.