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Old 10-16-2005, 07:25 AM   #1
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Exclamation Modem (Smartlink PCI) and webcam issues

Well I have a Fedora Core 4 system with a Smartlink PCI modem. I have kernel and gcc 4.01. I tried many drivers in the linmodems smartlink archive. Many are not compatible with gcc 4.0 + and those which are give segment faults when modprobing. I know this is a known issue so I tried installing slmodem with alsa support (I trief all alsa packages or smartlink.) but that gives me errors which I have attached. Furthermore I installed slmodem from Livna repository and tried running /usr/sbin/slmodemd (after loading snd-intel80x and other modules) but it gave me this output:
error: mixer setup: attach hw:1 error: No such file or directory
ALSA lib pcm.c:1959:(snd_pcm_open_conf) Invalid type for PCM modem:1 definition (id: modem, value: cards.pcm.modem)
error: alsa setup: cannot open playback device 'modem:1': Invalid argument
error: cannot setup device `modem:1'
So what do I do now? How do I get slmodem installed and slmodemd working with alsa modem drivers? I also updated alsa-lib to 1.0.9 (ie the latest stable).

Also I have an issue with two webcams : a Logitech QuickCam Express and a Labtec webcam both of which accept the spca5xx driver and give a picture except for the colour which is purple or yellow and alternating. I know this is a known issue but I wasnt able to find a solution for it.

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I forgot to mention: Thanks to any replies.
Old 10-23-2005, 11:33 PM   #3
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Try one of the latest slmodem drivers from linmodems, they compile cleanly with gcc-4.0. (Look at the date of the release, look for the newer ones). I didn't have luck with alsa, so what I did was to download a non-alsa driver and the ungrab-winmodem module (available from the same site) which avoids errors when modprobing. Note that you have to load the ungrab-winmodem module before loading the slamr/slusb module. That's all, hope it works for you too.

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