January 9, 2010 · Networking · Email This Post

Problem

In ubuntu 9.10(karmic) US Robotics dial up modem not detecting when you use wvdial Gnome-ppp says "can't open modem"

$ sudo wvdial
[sudo] password for john:
--> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.60
--> Cannot get information for serial port.
--> Initializing modem.
--> Sending: ATZ
--> Sending: ATQ0
--> Re-Sending: ATZ
--> Modem not responding.

Solution

Currently we have bug files agenst this problem Ubuntu bug #469881

The workaround for the above problem is removing the modemmanager package from your system using the following command

sudo apt-get remove modemmanager

You can restart your system after uninstalling the above package?

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