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SDB:Manual Configuration of SmartLink Drivers
Your WinModem is supported via the SmartLink driver and you want to use it with SUSE LINUX 9.0. However, your WinModem cannot be automatically configured in the YaST Control Center.
Proceed as follows to manually configure your modem in SUSE LINUX 9.0:
- Start your SUSE LINUX system and login as a normal user.
- Open a console and enter the command "sux -".
- Enter root's password when prompted to do so.
- Execute the command "yast -i smartlink-softmodem" to install additional tools for the SmartLink driver with YaST.
- Execute the configuration tool "smartlink-softmodem-config".
- When it is time to specify the modem type, select "1" for internal modems and "2" for USB modems.
- In the next window, choose the prefix that best suits your regional settings from the table. If the list is too long and does not fit in the console's display area, scroll up and down the text with the key combinations [shift]+[PG UP] and [shift]+[PG DN].
- Quit the console. Start YaST and select Network Devices -> Modem.
- If you have already configured your modem with YaST, delete the configuration data including the provider information in the "Change..." section and exit the configuration dialog. Then reopen the modem configuration dialog in the YaST Control Center.
- Choose the option "Other (not detected)" even if your modem has been detected and press "Configure...".
- Enter the value "/dev/ttySL0" in the input field "Modem Device".
- Press "Details".
- Set the "Baud Rate" to "115200".
- Confirm by pressing "OK" then "Next".
- From here, configure your modem as described in the User Guide from page 92.
Also refer to the article SDB:Problems Caused by the Boot Parameter Desktop
|Note:||The SUSE LINUX AG installation support does not cover any problems with proprietary drivers.|