Subject: Revive Old Computers (R.O.C. Project)
I want to revive old computers...which people normally throw to the dump...with modern OS's.
The only way I know how to to it, is to install a Linux OS.
On an old computer with a
--Gigabyte mainboard (GA-6VXE Rev2.2, 133MHz Bus Clock, 256MB SDRAM),
--Maxtor 8 GB HDD,
--ATI Graphic Card Turbo AGP C215R ver.1.0,
--USRobotics PNP ISA Modem,
I have sucessfully installed LinuMint Fluxbox.
It works great but there is one problem left!
I can't connect to the Internet, also I believe the modem is configured correctly.
This is what I did so far.
1) After setting the jumpers of the modem to COM3 and IRQ 4 (as found in /var/log/syslog)
I checked if the modem is identified with "sudo wvdialconf /etc/wvdial.conf'.
The output was:
ttyS2<*1>: Speed 38400: AT -- OK
ttyS2<*1>: Speed 57600: AT -- OK
ttyS2<*1>: Speed 115200: AT -- OK
ttyS2<*1>: Max speed is 115200; that should be safe.
ttyS2<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0 -- OKFound a modem on /dev/ttyS2.
Modem configuration written to /etc/wvdial.conf.
ttyS2<Info>: Speed 115200; init "ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0"
2) Some details after "pppconfig"
I found here: /etc/chatscripts/provider
# This optionfile was generated by pppconfig 2.3.17.
connect "/usr/sbin/chat -v -f /etc/chatscripts/provider"
and here: /etc/ppp/peers/provider
# This chatfile was generated by pppconfig 2.3.17.
# Please do not delete any of the comments. Pppconfig needs them.
# ispauth PAP
ABORT BUSY ABORT 'NO CARRIER' ABORT VOICE ABORT 'NO DIALTONE' ABORT 'NO DIAL TONE' ABORT 'NO ANSWER' ABORT DELAYED
OK-AT-OK "ATDT395 8305"
# end of pppconfig stuff
3) When I try to connect with the Chestnut Dialer Tool the modem starts to dial but never finishes.
I get the message:
- ATDT3958305 (ISP number)|
and here it stops and after a few seconds I get the message:
- password.so loaded
- Connect script failed
What kind of information should I provide in order to help me with this issue?