Configuring PPP

I have a tecra 8000 laptop and I cannot get my modem installed, its an internal modem on com 2 but when I run the detect modem utility it won't find it. I am running mandrake 6.5. How do I get ppp installed to be able to dial up?
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You might want to check the BIOS to see what the COM setting is.
It is VERY likely that the modem in your laptop is a winmodem (i.e. no dedicated UART).  That modem will not run under linux.  It is designed for windows based systems only.  you should get a pcmcia modem, which is not listed as a winmodem.

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