You should try wvdial, if you have not already. I have found it to be very
very easy to use, just edit a config file and put in some details like
loginname and password (though for free services these are usually
irrelevant). SuSE 6.3 (which i used to use) was very easy to config as far
as i can remember, so 7.1 should be similar (Mandrake too, in all
Though the memory is hazy, i seem to remember that in the wvdial config file
you put some modem control codes which were sent to initialise the modem.
You can find the ones used by windows somewhere in the windows config of the
dialup, and then copy them into the wvdial config file.
Also, watch out for the speed you set the serial port to. I had no end of
problems with it set to the higher speed recommended (would connect, but
frame errors through roof, and dropped like mad), if you get similar prob's,
try slowing it down a bit.
finally wvdial docs are pretty approachable, so have a browse and see if it
answers your questions,
hope this helps,
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