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Zenwalk 5.2 - slackware distribution notes
Installation of the driver package
Detection of modem ports - optional
- Navigate to the directory where the package is stored
- Type "pkgtool" and hit "Enter"
- Select install from current directory" and select the package
- Alternatively you may navigate to the directory in the file manager, right-click on the package and select "Install Package"
- "dmesg" will show the system messages, including the detection of the modem poerts and their assignment to /dev/ttyUSB0 (usually).
- Other ports may appear, but they aren't needed for a basic connection.
- Symbolic links to these ports will be available as /dev/nvtl/portX, and the lowest port will be linked to /dev/modem.
- Normally you will only need to use /dev/modem
Installing dialer gnome-ppp
- Using netpkg, add the following repository: http://linuxpages.inode.at/Slackware-10.0
- From this repository, install wvdial, gnome-ppp and wvstreams.
Note: netpkg may be a bit finnicky and it may sometimes be easier to just down the .tgz packages (with browser directly from the repository) for the threee applications and install them with pkgtool.
- Run gnome-ppp from commandline as root
- Username and password depend on your network operator, but very often guest/guest will work fine.
- Use *99# as the phone number
- Use "Setup > Modem > Init String" window to add the following initialization string:
where "your_apn", is replaced with the APN for your network operator. Quotes "" are required
- Use the "Setup > Options" Window to turn on "Stupid Mode"
Fixing DNS server issue
- delete /etc/ppp/resolv.conf
- add symbolic link to systemwide resolv.conf: "ln -s /etc/resolv.conf /etc/ppp/resolv.conf"