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Re: [SLE] Suse 9.1 and modem - problem
  • From: C Hamel <vgm2@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 31 May 2004 11:32:55 -0500
  • Message-id: <200405311132.55008.vgm2@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Monday 31 May 2004 11:08, Bruce Marshall wrote:
> 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)
>
>
> --
<FOOTERS TRIMMED>
I have used --or attempted to use-- wvdial, kppp & kinternet. No joy using
wvdial, limited success using kppp. Not certain what Basil Chupin was using.
--
...CH
SuSE 9 Works
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