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Re: [SLE] Suse 9.1 and modem - problem
  • From: Bruce Marshall <bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 31 May 2004 12:08:44 -0400
  • Message-id: <200405311208.44263.bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Monday 31 May 2004 11:40 am, Basil Chupin wrote:
> In my message of 18/5 with Subject of "SUSE 9.1 - BAH!" I mentioned that
> I was having big problems with getting Suse 9.1 to co-operate with my
> modem/modems (either internal or external - but as I have replaced my
> internals with externals my comments below only refer to external modems).
> Since that message of 18/5 I've been doing some testing and have found
> this (summarised):
> (a) during the installation of 9.1, at the point where the modem is
> first configured, is then tested for connectivity with the ISP and then
> the YOU update is allowed to be done - at this point the modem works
> perfectly. I get a consistent thruput of 4.4 - 5.9 Kb/s (apart from the
> occasional drop, of course).
> However, once the REST of the Suse installation is completed, the modem
> almost stops working with thruput between 0 and 800+ b/s (not Kb/s but
> b/s) coupled with periods of total inactivity lasting minutes.
> My testing has shown that it is NOT the YOU update that causes the modem
> problem but the completion of the installation- meaning that something
> gets installed that causes the problem.
> Configuring the modem during the installation, allowing it to dial the
> ISP - but not letting YOU to update - and then completing the
> installation does not solve the modem problem;
> (b) doing a full install of anything OTHER than KDE-related applications
> does NOT cause problems with the modem.
> If, for example, one installs the GNOME Desktop and not KDE then the
> modem works perfectly after the full installation.
> In one test I only installed the "Minimum graphical system (without
> KDE)" - and got the FVWM 'desktop' - and things worked fine but then I
> added GAMES (which are KDE) to this system. Immediately the modem
> stopped working correctly;
> (c) C Hamel and I have been corresponding privately and he mentioned
> earlier tonight that he found a "funny" about the KDE application "k3b".
> As a test I re-installed Suse 9.1 with KDE Desktop, Multimedia, Games,
> plus a couple of other things I normally insall, BUT I deliberately
> omitted installing k3b.
> After the full installation the modem was behaving almost normally with
> thruput again back to 4.4 - 5.9 Kb/s but with quite a number of
> slowdowns and stops. This degradation in performance could have been
> caused by the fact that in our part of the world at that time the Net is
> used pretty heavily. I will be retesting this during the day time (later
> today) to see if the performance is still below par.
> In summary, something KDE-related is causing the problem with the
> modem(s) - and it may be possible that it is k3b.
> I would pass this info onto to Suse Tech Support but I can't find their
> address right now. If someone knows it could they please forward this
> message to them on my behalf?
> (I got my Suse 9.1 on 13 May but haven't been able to use the darn thing
> because of the problem with the modem - and I'm getting p***** off :-(.)

I don't recall seeing anything in the above that mentions what you are using
for a modem setup (kppp, kinternet, or ??? Not familiar with all of them
because I've always used pppd)

+ Bruce S. Marshall bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx Bellaire, MI 05/31/04 12:07 +
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