Re: modem diagnostic?
Still can't seem to dial out ...
> In any
> case, undo whatever -Running Linux- told you to do (simplest way is to
> purge and reinstall ppp). Then run pppconfig as root, follow instructions,
> and try to connect with pon. If you have trouble, run plog and post the
Here's the meat: I did this. Tried every permutation of PAP, CHAP and
CHAT, dialup # with and without area code, and never got beyond this
output from plog:
"pppd 2.3.11 started by root, uid0
connect script failed
... am going to contact the ISP today to see if there's any information
they can provide. "Connect script failed" to -me- says that the modem is
dialing but that the connection is crapping out because there's something
wrong with the configuration.
However, just to make the picture weirder, I tried wvdial. The wvdialconf
program gave me -this- message:
"Scanning your serial ports for a modem.
ttyS0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 -- ATQ0 V1 E1 -- ATQ0 V1 E1 -- nothing.
Port Scan<*1>: S1 S2 S3
Sorry, no modem was detected! Is it in use by another program? Did you
configure it properly with setserial?"
... so I began to explore setserial! Here is what setserial gives for
"/dev/ttyS0, UART: 16550A, Port: 0x03f8, IRQ: 4"
... wufff. Is there anything wrong here? One program can't detect my
modem, but it looks (to my newbie eyes) like the modem is A-OK.
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