If the TA is CAPI compatible and if there are Linux CAPI drivers for
it, then you can use pppd with a pppdcapiplugin option. Both
kppp and wvdial would then have no difficulty, although you
might need to link /dev/modem to /dev/capi20 ( or whatever
it is using devfs ).
This ties it with recent thread re Dodgy USB ISDN TAs : there is
CAPI support in current kernel, and drivers for USB TAs which use
CAPI, so in theory, writing a driver for an unsupported CAPI USB TA
should not be impossible. The biggest stumbling block might be
if the TA requires a firmware download, which would be a vendor
If you don't have an option of PCI cards i.e. a laptop, and the cost of
PCMCIA / speed limit of serial ports don't appeal , USB is an obvious
choice. But writing your own driver, of course, can be slightly daunting
for most of us.
>Today i helped a friend set up linux for the first time on his pc.
>>He uses isdn and because i've never used it i don't know anything about
>setting it up in linux. The mandrake installer seemed to configure it.
>>But what do you use to dial it? i assume you dont use kppp or wvdial of
>ifup. If anyone could point me in the right direction it would be much
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