Re: Not Debian related. wvdial
I'm having a-heck-of-time trying to get my modem
to work on a new install of redhat 7.1. I did write to
redhat with my problem, but I have not received any
answers yet. I also tried to sign-on to wvdial sig.
Again ,I have not gotten any responds. Can anyone
tell me how to get a message to the wvdial sig
P.S. I will be going to Debian soon!!
I haven't responded until now, but not because I'm ignoring you; I just
don't know the answer.
However, we might can help you with the modem issue, even though you're
using Redhat :-(
I don't know how familiar you are with Linux, so let me ask the first
obvious question: is your modem a so-called "winmodem"? If so, you're
not likely to ever get it to work with Redhat (or Debian, or BeOS, or
OS/2, or anything except what the manufacture decides to let you use
with it). Winmodems and winprinters are, in my estimation, absolute trash.
If you don't know if you have a winmodem or not, let us know the
make/model, or at least the chipset (look for the numbers on the bigger
chips on the, presumably internal, modem). If you have the box/paperwork
that came with the modem, does it state that it requires some sort of
Windows? (It's okay if it says the included communication software
requires Windows, but we're concerned about the modem itself, not the
If it's not a winmodem, you might try minicom (assuming you can get it
installed on Redhat; on Debian it's as simple as typing "apt-get install
minicom"). Although minicom won't let you "get on the net" so-to-speak,
it'll let you make sure the modem is working and you're getting past the
login routine of your ISP.
Give us more details and we'll go from there.
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