Ok, wvdial sees the modem just fine, however, how do I add my username, password and phone number to the config file? What is the exact command I need to put to do this?
navigate to /etc/wvdial.conf way down near the bottom of the directory...add your info. save the file. That bug report did mention something about ATDT vs ADTW or something like that...Code:gksu nautilus
Any more problems, paste your wvdial.conf file here...leave out password/username.
"gksudo nautilus" is for gnome, not KDE. The "kdesu konqueror" command is what I've just used it to enter my information. I found the command after another search on the 'net for KDE and KPPP related information.
I'll see how this works and let everyone know. Thanks for all your guy's help!
Well, I've managed quite by accident to completely screw up the wvdial config file as well as deleting it afterwords, thinking the wvdial program would create a new one. Before I deleted it, it kept complaining about not seeing my login information even though I had inserted it and saved it.
Now, I might as well reinstall the OS.
Honestly, I'm trying VERY hard to restrain my temper! ALL I'm trying to do is set up a SIMPLE internet connection and because of bugs and poorly written code, I am unable to accomplish that in what is marketed as a professional grade operating system.
running sudo wvdialconf will write a new file. Make sure there are no semicolons at the beginnings of the lines with your username/password etc. These are seen as comments. Dial-up is difficult in linux. If you get it going, you can do almost anything
Maybe take a break...before you break something else!
also. make back up copies of files you are editing, to prevent loss:Then is you lose the file, rename the back up to the original.Code:sudo cp -p /etc/wvdial.conf /etc/wvdial.conf.bak
Ok, now my modem dials up but I keep getting a "NO CARRIER" message. What gives? All the information is correct.
can you copy/paste your wvdial.conf here?
or try adding this:
where 555-1234 is replaced with the number you dial.
check also that you're using /dev/ttyS0
Last edited by spiderbatdad; May 12th, 2008 at 05:26 AM.