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Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:20 pm
Busy at work, so will try in a day or so and will let you know if it worked or not.
Thanks once again.
Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 2:24 pm
It seems like some PTCL employee has read my previous post on this topic as they have finally activated internet service on my cousin's phone.
So now I only have to wait for your reply about whether or not the solution worked on Ubuntu 8.04 also.
Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:32 pm
Salams. Good to hear that your cousin's ptcl internet is now working.
I still have not had the chance to see if your information will help me or not. Infact, I started my machine last night but loadshedding started an hour early so I left it for some other day.
InshaAllah, will let you know when I get to check it.
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:50 pm
Its not working for me. After trying everything, I can not get ubuntu to create a device in /dev/tty* as I can not create a tty device, I can not do anything
I am now fedup with ubuntu and seriously thinking of installing fedora on my machine. Worse come to worse, I have windows option...
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:45 pm
why don't you buy a serial cable?
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:59 pm
Do u think that problem is *only* serial to usb cable - serial on one end and usb on the other?
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:14 pm
from what you've written, that's what you have a problem with -- the usb part.
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:31 pm
Hmmmm... I think you are right. I will try with serial cable in couple of days, inshaAllah and will get back to you.
Thanks for your help and time
Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 12:49 pm
ahmerin wrote:Do u think that problem is *only* serial to usb cable - serial on one end and usb on the other?
Yes, it is the only part that is creating problems. Otherwise the modem has no problem. It is also clear from Tariq Zia's tutorial.
Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 5:08 pm
OK guys... I spent sometime today to buy serial cable and when I got home and looked at my PC, there was no serial port
I guess, this is the end of at least ptclv with me. Now I have to wait and see when PTCL will bring phone line near my house and when they will bring broadband... Until then, gprs zindabad
Thanks a lot for your time and help.
Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:52 pm
Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:33 pm
Just for an update...
The latest version of ubuntu - 8.10 with latest kernel did not help solve the dialup problem.
Installed fedora 9 and system picked up the modem/phone straight after installing the rule in /etc/udev/rules.d directory.
I am happy that I have linux at home and can browse the net.
Thanks for all your help.
Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:31 am
I wish I also had a fast enough internet connection to use Fedora. I really miss it.