Just installed Kubuntu 8.04 KDE 3.5 and my USR 2977 hardware modem isn't detected by Kppp. Device manager shows it on tty4, but again it is not seen.

I might be on high speed in 7 days or so but I would like the means to use the modem.

Incidentally, Ubuntu sees the modem and can dial out fine.

What might I try to fix this?