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Dell Latitude Modem Problems in Linux

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By Dominique Le Foll

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Posted: 21 Jun 2005

This article applies To:

  • Novell Linux Desktop 9
  • SUSE Linux Professional 9.3


On Dell Latitude Desktop computers you need to buy and install the Connexan software to get your modem to work.

If you follow the standard instruction but you want to start your software modem demon manually, then modem will not work if you are not root. For me it didn't work on either SLPro 9.2 or SLPro 9.3.


Add the following line in the file /etc/resmgr.conf in the modem section

add /dev/ttyS0 desktop


# /etc/resmgt.conf
# Modem device
add /dev/modem desktop
# add following line
add /dev/ttyS0 desktop

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