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My computer came fitted with a WinModem, the Intel-v92-Ham.
Normally unusable under linux, but fortunately some nice people at Intel made some drivers for it, which SuSE packaged with their distro and I installed
The driver consists of two kernel modules, hamcore.o and ham.o. both must be loaded for the modem to work. The device file is /dev/ham
When I start WVDial (or any other dialer) to connect to the net, there is a long pause and plenty of CPU/Hard disc activity. Then WVDial says 'cannot use /dev/ham, device not recognised'. In the error log, I have 'insmod: install block-major-hamcore failed'
However, when I (as root) I say:
WVDial works fine, there is no pause before the modem starts up and all is nice.
There is a script with the driver, called hamboot. This is supposed to load the two modules at boot time, but it doesn't
Now, although I can cope with loading the modules by hand every time I connect, I really want to do it automatically or at boot time. Any ideas?
so you know, that script you have that came with the drivers might need to be setup in the /etc/init.d directory, with the proper symlinks from /etc/rc.d/rc3.d in order to work (but I dunno for sure - I haven't used this stuff).
PS - I think modprobe actually does call insmod. It's kind of a wrapper that loads dependent modules in additon to the one you specify as an argument to modprobe on the command line.