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Note: all lines enclosed in {}'s are lines entered into terminal etc.

Hey everyone im a total n00b when it comes to linux in general but either way im here asking for help from some of our linux wizards.

I have got a 700 Mhz IBM Thinkpad T20 Laptop and I put Ubuntu 8.05 Hardy Heron distro on it

Im on dial up internet and went through a lot of trouble trying to get this bugger to dial thus far this is what I have done:

Started out hoping maybe ubuntu had the drivers for the modem so I fired up the terminal and typed { sudo wvdialconf /etc/wvdial.conf } It asked for admin pass I entered it and it returned no modem found..

Next I went and got a program scanModem and extracted and ran it from the terminal. Went to the ModemData.txt generated from the program. It determined that I had a Xircom Mini-PCI V.90 56k Modem and said I could get drivers from http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/pack...l-2.6/martian/
It also said something about using martian-full-20071011.tar.gz
So I did

Downloaded the file put it on my USB moved it to the lappy. looking at the install text document it says

=====================
building
=====================

In root directory run
$ make all


=====================
Installation
=====================
in root directory run
$ su
$ make install



Where did I go wrong? Where do I go from here? Do I even have the right drivers? Are they even drivers?

there are 2 screens attached one is the install text document and the other is the directory containing that text document.

If you need more info feel free to ask!

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Honestly, I have no idea what a Linux driver looks like, now that I think about it. I don't know what the extension is or anything.

I'm gonna have to say ask someone on the Ubuntu forums. I've always had a hard time getting dialup modems working. Even when it said the modem was detected, I was still never able to dial in.

Sorry I couldn't be more help =\\
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It seems like that specific file includes all the modem drivers in its module? I am not 100% sure, but makes sense.Anyways, I would try exactly what the text says.

1. make all(creates your files)

2. su(logs in as root)

3. make install(makes your binary file, in this case the modem driver perhaps?)

4. modprobe martian_dev(modprobe searches for martian_dev which you just created)

5. martian_modem(type exactly as shown, should start the martian module/driver I believe?)

This should get that module/driver running for the modem but I'm not 100% sure as I haven't used linux in over a year.

Once you have your driver/module running you should be able to use a dialer to log onto the internet, assuming this is the right driver.
Edited by aod2002 - 5/10/08 at 11:36pm
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You don't need to use the su command. Just type sudo before the commands. (Unless you set up a root account)
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