View Poll Results: Should Linux (s) include dialup modem access/drivers?

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  • No the entire world will soon be/should be all broadband

    0 0%
  • Definately as a configurable option during install or later

    1 100.00%
  • Built in as standard on every install

    0 0%
  • Available online for those that can't get online because... no dialup

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Thread: OK I give up - How can I install a dialup modem

  1. #1
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    OK I give up - How can I install a dialup modem

    Does anyone know how to get a built in dialup modem to work under Ubuntu?
    I have the drivers for the modem - it's Ubuntu itself that isn't seeing it.

    Problems:

    1. Ubuntu has no support for dialup (for goodness sake !!!)

    2. To get support Gnome-Network-Manager seems to be required

    ok so I use my win98 machine and transfer the sources by flash drive -

    3. Dependencies are required

    4. Dependencies need more dependencies

    5. Some dependencies have bugs and simply don't compile
    (eg. try a google for gettext-tools) 1 week running round in circles wasted. Try finding working binaries - no luck there either.

    6. Repeatedly downloading various sources to attempt a working solution fails or at least I can't find a set of seps that both configures and makes.

    Some config but dont make - others just dont make due to bugs.

    Also I've discovered make is now case sensitive -
    If anyone is having trouble compiling anything at all - try looking for the reported missing files and changing case (probably to upper - this seems widely problematic) I havn't even looked at a C program in 25 years so don't know how universal that is. Just thought the comment may help someone.

    Can someone talk me through - ideally with links to where I can get the sources I need (all of them including deps) to get the modem working please? (No - the Ubuntu deps are bugged thats where I started)

    I don't have broadband access.
    I can only use dialup on win98 until I get the Linux laptop working
    Without it Ubuntu is totally useless to me.

    TIA

    Az.

  2. #2
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    Re: OK I give up - How can I install a dialup modem

    presume you've tried the following howto link? - you'll still need you win98 to download the relevant drivers though...

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