I have an Advent 6412 laptop with a Smart Link HAMR56k modem. I have recently installed RedHat Linux 8.0 (running KDE) and trying desparately to get on the net. I'm very new to Linux so forgive me for sounding stupid. Linux will not detect any modems on my system, but looking at the ports it is detecting it's presence there. I have tried setting up the modem manually, and found that /dev/s0 and /dev/s1 pick up the modem. On the modem query, it runs through ATI 1 - 7 and says the modem is ready. However, when I try to connect, I get the message "Initialising Modem" and the system hangs. I have tried making the device active but to no avail. Help!