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Old 10-15-2002, 05:57 AM   #1
keef321
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New linux user - Problems with Rockwell & Conexant Modems


Hi, have finally got redhat 7.3 dual booting on my computer (seperate hard disc's for OS's)

I have no previous knowledge of linux at all and realise I may need to do some reading!

Linux will not recongnise either my Rockwell RS56-PCI or my Conexant HCF 56K PCI Modem (would rather use with linux as set up 2 work with windows also)

My kernel version is 2.4.18-3 and machine is a mere 350mhz AMD (K2 I think) but hey its working! Anyway have found the site www.mbsi.ca/cnxtlindrv but not sure which file to download. Is my processor a i386,i586,i686 etc. I've always heard chips as pentium I,II or III etc, Okay I sound a dumb ass but everyone has gotta start somewhere.

If I download the proper driver onto a floopy disc via windows can someone give me simple instructions please on how to get the driver running. I don't even know whow 2 access the hard disc, LOL.

Basically just now linux when loading automatically reconizes the modem, askes if I want to configure it, I say yes. Then within Gnome I click on Internet Wizard it tries to look for a modem and says it can't find one.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Cheers

Keef
 
Old 10-25-2002, 09:02 PM   #2
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hi,
I am in the same situation, rehat 7.3, conexant 56k modem, GNOME. I obtained my driver from the same site. Enter this in terminal to determine exact kernel architecture:
rpm -q --qf '%{ARCH}\n' kernel.
check http://www.mbsi.ca/cnxtlindrv/hsf/install.html for installation notes.
I have been unsuccessful so far setting up modem, but hopefully get it running soon.
good luck
 
Old 10-27-2002, 04:32 PM   #3
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re: rockwell/conexant

I am somewhat of a newbie too, but I have got it installed on Mandy 8.2, Red Hat 7.3 and 8.0.. it only worked w/ rpms on red hat 7.3.. download the tar file, sure put it on a floppy disc, boot into linux, open up a terminal shell, do a "mount /mnt/floppy" then do a "cd /mnt/floppy" , i copy mine into the home directory for some reason, so do a "cp hcf*tar.gz /home" . cd to /home . do "tar xzf hcf*tar.gz" , then cd to the newly created directory (/home/hcf-somethin-or-other) run "make install", run "hcfpciconfig" to complete the installation and configure your modem. it should set your modem as /dev/ttySHCF0 or, like me, u can use the symlink /dev/modem...

That always works for me, try it and let me know how it goes.

Last edited by C++freak; 10-27-2002 at 04:34 PM.
 
Old 10-29-2002, 01:14 AM   #4
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I tried to install the tar file, but when I ran "make install" it came up with an error. Sorry, I didnt write it down, but it had something to do with the source kernel not being compiled??? I've read somewhere else that the source kernel needs to be recompiled...
How do I go about doing this?
 
Old 10-29-2002, 03:02 PM   #5
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oops - forgot that ONE key thing, do "/configure" in the directiry u untarred the driveers to
 
Old 10-29-2002, 07:18 PM   #6
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KEEF321 you need the "athelon rpm"
and i think you dont know the command to mount fat32 partition in linux
mount -t vfat /dev/hdxx /mnt
 
Old 10-30-2002, 02:32 AM   #7
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C++Freak, when I untarred the files it created a directory hcf*. I cd to that, and then entered "/configure", yet nothing happens. What am I doing wrong?
 
Old 10-30-2002, 02:56 AM   #8
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ok i have been reading along with this cause i am having the same problem. I have mandrake 8.2 and cant get my conexant made pci voice and fax modem instlled. I used the rpm and the tarball with no luck from either. Get the modem to initilize but says script time out. any ideas? when you click on the connect to internet icon on the desk top and then click on the setup, then on quarey modem, what am i suppost to see. I dont think the system has found it yet. what do you see tedster
 
Old 10-30-2002, 03:14 AM   #9
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tedster for installing (compliling) conexant modem driver you dont need the "./configure" command. but the most important thing you need is "kernel source" install your kernel source rpm . and then give the "make install" command .but the question is this that why we are using the source package when the rpm is available to download and install do "uname -a" and see your CPU arch i.e i386,686 ,athelon and also your kernel version.then choose a correct one from the site.
and sleepwalker i think you are not trying KPPP.
 
Old 10-30-2002, 03:34 AM   #10
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how would i know if using kppp or not? I got a kernel soucrce error whey i used the tar.gz file. i did make install and got the error. something about the versions but i checked and the tar file matched my kernel version exactley.
 
Old 10-30-2002, 04:17 PM   #11
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i initially tried to install rpm file (I have done a "uname -a". I have correct file, i think)...got this message:

error: cannot create %sourcedir /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES

then i tried c++freak's way...untarred file, a hcf* dir is created, changed into that dir and ran "make install", it tried to install but had an error line something like this:

comm.mak:11: *** Is the kernel-source package installed? KERNELSRC does not point to a proper directory (/lib/modules/2.4.18-3/build). Stop.

anyone please help.
 
Old 10-30-2002, 04:48 PM   #12
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To install a third party kernel module (device drivers in linux are loadable kernel modules) you need to have the kernel source and headers that match your running kernel installed from your distro cd, look for kernel rpm's with -devel- in the file name that have the same version as your installed kernel, install these rpm's with "rpm -Ivh <file-name>.rpm" then do "make install" on the module source again.
 
Old 10-30-2002, 08:51 PM   #13
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ok, i got the same error and installed the rpm for kernel source. I did the install again and the tar.gz file for the driver installed just fine. Now i still cant get online but harddrake still dosent show my modem in the hardware list. How can i make my modem install in the system. I dont think the hardware manager is detecting my modem at all. the driver will work ( i think) if the system would install my modem. what now???
 
Old 10-30-2002, 09:53 PM   #14
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send us your
lspci -v
uname -a
ls -l /usr/src/
may be we will be able to help you.
 
Old 10-30-2002, 10:15 PM   #15
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Aussie,
I searched the distro cds (RedHat 7.3), plenty of files with -devel- but none with the same kernel as mine.. I have 2.4.18-3. what do i do next?
 
  


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