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How do I get kppp to see my modem? when I query the modem (in kppp setup menu) it constantly reports that the modem does not respond. I want to setup kppp to dial into my ISP.
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What kind of modem do you have?  Is it a winmodem?  If it has jumpers, set it to a com and irq setting of your choice.  Then run modemtool.  Set the ttyS* to match your com port (ttyS0 = com 1, ttyS1 = com 2, etc).  Then use kppp to activate the modem on the desired port.  

On the other hand, if your modem does not respond at all, it may be either bad or it is a winmodem, in which case it will not work at this point no matter what you do.
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I have a Daviscom ISA modem. I know that the modem is on the  com port =ttys2 . I am also able to force it to dial out using the ppp portion of linuxconf. However I can not get kppp to find it when I use the query modem button thus I am unable to use it to dial into my ISP
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Try the network configuration control panel.  It has the same functionality as kppp, and it is a little cleaner.  Just set the properties for the interface, including the username, password, phone #, etc.  Then activate the interface.  It should dial and connect for you.  If it doesn't connect, check the box in the network control panel under the ppp interface for "debug connection".  Then read the end of the /var/log/messages file as you try to connect.  Tracing through this should indicate the problem.  Meanwhile, I'll look into the kppp issue to see if there is anything that could prevent the modem from responding.  BTW, are you using a serial mouse or ps2?
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Only thing I can see is that (if you have a ps2 mouse) /dev/modem does not point to ttyS2.  If you have kppp set to query /dev/modem you have to run modemtool to point /dev/modem to ttyS2 manually first.
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I will try using the PPP configuration in Linuxconf . All though I had hoped to use the kppp tool .
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Netconfig is better anyway, you can get it to automatically dial on startup
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