The real question ...Lol, it seems obvious to me that the real question is :
Is the modem on the sager a Win Modem ? IF not Has anybody ever made it work under linux ?
Icefluxx, i am still waiting for your lspci and i will look, but take that it is not because kppp sees it, that it will work. If this is a genuine win modem, and one of the not supported under linux, darn, well, it will not work under linux. Lets hope not. lspci please.