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creative labs blaster modem in linux

Postby unisol » Tue May 10, 2005 4:41 pm

i recently bought a creative labs usb blaster modem 56k to use with linux(ubuntu hoary 5.04) but cannot get modem to work in linux can someone please help
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RE: creative labs blaster modem in linux

Postby unisol » Wed May 11, 2005 5:59 pm

maybe some would help me on this one i bought a us robitics pro 56k data/fax modem it say its compatible with kernel 2.3 and higher just a little help on configuring i tried minicom and wvdial no luck
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RE: creative labs blaster modem in linux

Postby towy71 » Wed May 11, 2005 6:29 pm

I have no expertise on Gnome but there must surely be an equivilant to kppp, maybe gppp?

no just ggogled and found this: http://www.gnome-ppp.org/

hope that helps

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Re: RE: creative labs blaster modem in linux

Postby fingers99 » Wed May 11, 2005 10:09 pm

unisol wrote:maybe some would help me on this one i bought a us robitics pro 56k data/fax modem it say its compatible with kernel 2.3 and higher just a little help on configuring i tried minicom and wvdial no luck


Tell us more about the modem. Is it external or internal, serial or usb?

What distro are you using?

Have you tried

pppconfig (from the command line)

What does "no luck" mean?
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RE: Re: RE: creative labs blaster modem in linux

Postby unisol » Wed May 11, 2005 11:06 pm

sorry its an internal pci data/fax modem a usrobitics it says it supports kernel 2.3 and higher as far as pppconfig i have tried it is it possible the problem is because im using an alpha version of ubuntu hoary 5.04 if it is i do have kubuntu hoary 5.04 non-alpha
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RE: Re: RE: creative labs blaster modem in linux

Postby unisol » Wed May 11, 2005 11:11 pm

sorry its an internal pci data/fax modem a usrobitics it says it supports kernel 2.3 and higher as far as pppconfig i have tried it is it possible the problem is because im using an alpha version of ubuntu hoary 5.04 if it is i do have kubuntu hoary 5.04 non-alpha
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RE: Re: RE: creative labs blaster modem in linux

Postby fingers99 » Thu May 12, 2005 5:40 pm

The chances are you need a driver for it.

If you run

lspci

you should be able to identify the chipset. You'll then need to google for:

linux (myChipSet)

and download the driver.
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RE: Re: RE: creative labs blaster modem in linux

Postby unisol » Fri May 13, 2005 4:10 pm

it says on tho box that its compatible with kernel 2.3 and up the manufactuer said linux shuold detect it
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Re: RE: Re: RE: creative labs blaster modem in linux

Postby fingers99 » Fri May 13, 2005 4:53 pm

unisol wrote:it says on tho box that its compatible with kernel 2.3 and up the manufactuer said linux shuold detect it


They were lying! The compatability they're refering to is probably of their drivers.
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RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: creative labs blaster modem in linux

Postby unisol » Tue May 17, 2005 4:49 am

i got it to dialup by typing ln -s ttyS14 but it wont hold a connection any one have any ideas
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RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: creative labs blaster modem in linux

Postby fingers99 » Tue May 17, 2005 5:39 pm

OK, so I was wrong.

First of all, ln -s ttySS14 doesn't make any sense as a command.

Maybe

ln -s /dev/ttySS14 /dev/modem

would do it.

If it's not maintaining a connection, it's generally because you're using the wrong authetification. Generally it'll be PAP.
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RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: creative labs blaster modem in linux

Postby unisol » Wed May 18, 2005 1:46 pm

i am using pap when i run wvdial it says no valid phone number ,id or password and i did edit wvdial.conf and put the right info in. its not because my service provider is msn i hope i heard the blocking linux users who use wine to run msoffice from getting updates
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RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: creative labs blaster modem in linux

Postby fingers99 » Wed May 18, 2005 4:51 pm

It's probably not the issue.

You might try pon to create the connection, poff to break it, but run pppconfig first.
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RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: creative labs blaster modem in linux

Postby unisol » Thu May 19, 2005 4:04 pm

i tried pon it dials up but doesnt connect it say validation failed i know msn uses a different protocol MD5chap
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