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    Default Linux dialup problem

    I am a newbie at PRESS F1 and I am only 13. I am having some dialup problems with dialing up my ISP in linux. I am trying to use minicom and Seyon because none of the others work. I have got as far as Dialing up -> Talking (squeeking) but then it just waits and times out. I have been trying to find a solution for this problem for over a year.


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    Default Re: Linux dialup problem

    after you try and call out have a look in the main log to see if there are any errors.

    the log you need is called 'messages'

    it should be in /var/log

    what i have done is watch it as i call out.

    from a xterm enter this

    tail -f /var/log/messages
    this will print the system log as you go and will help.
    also which distro are you running and what isp?

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    Default Re: Linux dialup problem

    Well done, Simon. There's always more than one way to do anything, and you have got it working with Seyon and minicom.

    Which distribution have you got ( RedHat, Mandrake, Corel, ...) and which GUI )KDE, Gnome)?

    Obviously your modem works, so that's the silly stuff out of the way. What does the command 'ls -l /dev/modem' (in an xterm window) give?

    Have you used the GUI connection setup tool?

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    Default Re: Re: Linux dialup problem

    I am using Redhat 7.1 but I don't have many features because I had to cram it all onto a 600 meg drive. I have tried Gnome's dialup program but that doesn't even dial.


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