Modem won't work... tell me what to do!

Alright, here's the deal.

I JUST (well, I spent a good 90 minutes reading some docs after) installed Macmillian distro, says 'The Complete ... 6.5' on it.

My modem won't respond, using kppp.

Modem is an internal pci v.90 made by Computer Associates but I can't find for the life of me a model number anywhere...

Anyways, I tried querrying all the devices listed in the box in kppp, but they either respond with 'Cant open modem', 'Modem isn't responding' or 'Modem is busy'.  Works fine in Win9x....

What do I do about this?  Use a hammer?  Stop being dumb? Buy a new modem?  (That is totally an option, just tell me which ONE! Oh yeah, don't reccomend me a $200 job if one for $50 exists, please :) )  

All help is appreciated! Mail me even! crimson_harvest@rocketmail.com
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j2Commented:
Pci modems are not supported. (apart from the ones based on the lucent venus chipset)

There is no way to get a PCI modem working with linux, yet.

See http://www.redhat.com/support/hardware/intel/61/rh6.1-hcl-i.ld-14.html for details (list is valid for all linux distributions).

Buy an external modem and you are all set. All external hayes compatible modems work like a charm.
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CrimsonHarvestAuthor Commented:
Woo!  I read that page before, it didn't make much sense to me.....   thx a bunch!
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kodiakbearCommented:
Fixed the -1 problem on this question.
Escrow points corrected.

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