Re: Re. Total confusion
Sidney Brooks wrote:
I have tried minicom, kppp, gnome -ppp, wvdial, and pppconfig. They
all dial and get connected to my ISP. None get me on to the internet.
So, when you use minicom, you can dial-out (assuming you have volume up,
you hear dialtone, and then dialing tones, and then screeching, and then
see on the screen stuff like "Username:" and "Password:") and you can
enter your username and password from your ISP and it then says
something like "Connected at 43,900" and then see a bunch of random
characters start spewing on the screen?
If that is the case, the problem is probably not with the modem or
dialing or account, but with the pppd daemon-type stuff.
What does wvdial report?
What does plog report when you use pppconfig/pon/poff?
As for my printer problem, I think that the facts that the printer is
absent from dmesg and the "echo" test failed, shows that higher
programs like magicfilter are not the cure and /etc/printcap doesn't
IIRC, you said that the printer worked in Redhat, but you couldn't get
dialed up in either Redhat or Debian. Do you perhaps have another modem
you could use just for testing, even if it's an old slow one? It's worth
It acts like some weird failure in the machine architecture. I am
suspicious of the BIOS settings, but can find nothing to change.