You can find out the device node this modem is connected to
ls -l /dev/ttyUSB*
Usually this is /dev/ttyUSB*. There will be two of them. In my case, I have the following for a Huawei E220 hsdpa usb modem
In your case it could be different ttyUSB1, ttyUSB2 etc., (depends on number of devices attached and/or when it was attached)
and if you have wvdial on the CD, you can create the file ~/.wvdialrc
Phone = *99#
Username = username
Password = password
Stupid Mode = 1
Dial Command = ATDT
Modem = /dev/ttyUSB0
Baud = 460800
Init2 = ATZ
Init3 = ATE0V1&D2&C1S0=0+IFC=2,2
ISDN = 0
Modem Type = Analog Modem
change your.apn to your APN and use
to connect. You don't need to mount the modem.
But wait! It could be a lot simpler if you have a recent version of networkmanager included. The KDE/GNOME networkmanager applet detects the modem and it would just be a matter of providing the phone number *99#, the APN and a username and password. You could provide internet/internet or anything else for the username/password if you don't have one.
And.. this did work for me - I was using a ubuntu live dvd first time and then I guess it was openSUSE 11.1 KDE4 live.
Haven't tried Slax in a while!