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Re: [vox-tech] Debian problems

----- Original Message -----
From: "ME" <dugan@passwall.com>
To: <vox-tech@franz.mother.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2001 12:36 AM
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Debian problems

> On Mon, 25 Jun 2001, Brad Benedict wrote:
> > I've been trying to install Debian for the last few days.  I finally got
> > base system installed, and now I want to install packages with apt.  The
> > only problem is that my ppp won't work.  I have the configuration set up
> > exactly how it should be, but when the installer tries to dial up, it
> > doesn't even do anything...it just says it's not working.  I have it set
> > the right port, and the init string is good.  I'm stumped.  Anybody have
> > idea of what I'm doing wrong?
> Is it a Winmodem?
> (If you find you have a WinModem, then hope is not all lost - maybe. There
> was discussion to offer some support for what are sometimes called
> "LinModems" or modedms that are WinModem made by companies that were
> willing to share the necessary API/driver interfaces for their
> software-chipset modems with Linux developers... Even though this sounds
> like something to patronize, Win/Lin modems are bad ideas. They suck up
> CPU cycles where an extra $5 or perhaps $10 pays for a device that has all
> of its own chips, and does not risk kernel/OS weirdness with potentially
> buggy drivers, or code exploits.)

It's external.  I've used it in Linux before.

> If not a winmodem, is it choking on the init string? (Some crappy USR et
> al modems wont even init to the standard inits and use their own system.)

It's the same init string that I used before.

> Check you BIOS settings. See that nothing else is conflicting with your in
> use settings for your modem. If you are using an internal modem separate
> from your assumed 2 9/25 pin serial ports, make sure the modem is using
> different resources than the on-board serial ports. (Often found in the
> BIOS settings on your PC.)

I haven't changed anything =\

> > Also, does anybody know where I can find parameters for VIA onboard
> > It won't install the modules without it.  :-\
> Well, some might want to shoot me, but...
> I have found windows 95/98/ME as a good tool to detect what resources are
> used by what devices.

It doesn't say.  =(

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