Bug 161754 - fc4 won't confgure modem
fc4 won't confgure modem
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 161733
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-desktop (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2005-06-26 20:52 EDT by John F. Kohler
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-06-26 21:19:37 EDT
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Description John F. Kohler 2005-06-26 20:52:56 EDT
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Description of problem:
When I try to configure a modem, the system does not detect the pcmcia 
usr 56k modem at the com port tty/S3 as was done with fc3. In fact, no
dialog box comes up showing a found modem at all.  The laptop, a Dell inspiron 4150 has a winmodem built in and my pcmcia card.  

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel 2.6.11-1.1369_fc48i686

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Click on red hat and drag down to system settings->network
2.click on network wizard, and in dialog box, choose "new"
3.click on modem. (note no attempt to locate modem port tty/S3 as was done on fc3)
4. see dialog box for isp, phone number, and password
5 enter info and click done.

Actual Results:  When you click "activate" error message comes up ppp0 connection failed, errot 2

Expected Results:  A good modem connection should have been established, dialing, answer, and connection with id/password pair and ready for activation of browser

Additional info:

This was an issue for me on the same laptop under Red Hat Linux 9, but I do not know if the cause is the same.  I have returned to fc3 and the modem, software and connection work perfectly.

P.S. under fc4 I attempted to activate "minicom -s" and successfully dialed out with it.
Comment 1 John F. Kohler 2005-06-26 21:00:56 EDT
I've re-installed fc4 and attempted again to configure "configure internet
wizard." After entering root password, the "Select Device Type" dialog box
appears, where I select "Modem Connection." When the "modem probing" dialog box
disappears, a "Warning" box appears: system-config-network: No Modem was found
on your system. At this point, FC3 would find the pcmcia modem at port tty/S3
and allow me to proceed to the next dialog box where I enter ISP, phone number,
ID and password where Modem device is described as tty/S3 rathere than
/dev/modem under FC4.  Now I cancel the process, because going further is pointless.

If I could learn how to handle this whole process with command-line format from
a terminal window, I am sure I could get this to work.  However I am command
line challenged...
Comment 2 Máirín Duffy 2005-06-26 21:19:37 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 161733 ***

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