Hi, I've installed VL6 on a partition on my 3 yr old Acer Aspire 3828 laptop, and entered a couple of my existing dialup accounts in Chestnut dialer, but it doesn't seem to be recognising or detecting my modem. It reports: Failed to open /dev/modem: Permission denied.
In VASM - Utilities - Hardinfo - Devices - PCI Devices my modem shows as
Intel corporation 82801 FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW Acer Conexant AC97 CoDec on IRQ 21
In VASM - Network - Modem Configuration, I highlighted "AUTO Try autodetect modem" and pressed OK, but that didn't get me anywhere, so I also tried "ttyS1 COM2 under DOS". Maybe that last try was a mistake. Highlighting now automatically reverts to "SKIP Use the old ttyS1" and asks me to got to http://www.linmodem.org
to find a driver, but I don't find any drivers there at all and I'm not even sure if my modem really needs a driver download.
I've also tried to follow the advice in http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=8811.0
and made the suggested change to fix a bug in /usr/share/applications/chestnut-dialer.desktop, but Chestnut dialer still continues to report: Failed to open /dev/modem: Permission denied.
Please can anyone suggest in fairly simple terms what I might try next?