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Old 01-11-2004, 05:51 PM   #1
ody1
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problem activating my pci isdn card


Hello all,


I ' m facing a problem activating my isdn card in my red hat 9 and I would really appreciate your help in this..
I am not an expert, so please excuse any evidence of ignorance..

When I first ran Linux, it found my isdn card ( AVM PCI (FRITZ!PCI v2)) and installed it perfectly. Then I tried to make a new connection to the internet. I selected the card ,typed login password etc, saved and rebooted.

During the boot procedure I get the error:
Bringing up interface ISDN0 (failed)

I logged in, tried to activate, nothing happened.
Viewing system log I read:

modprobe:cannot locate module char-major-45
ifup-ippp:cannot list ISDN devices


I typed $/sbin/modprobe -l |more
to view all isdn modules. They follow:

/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/isdn/avmb1/avm_cs.o
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/isdn/avmb1/b1.o
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/isdn/avmb1/b1dma.o
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/isdn/avmb1/b1isa.o
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/isdn/avmb1/b1pci.o
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/isdn/avmb1/b1pcmcia.o
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/isdn/avmb1/c4.o
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/isdn/avmb1/capi.o
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/isdn/avmb1/capidrv.o
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/isdn/avmb1/capifs.o
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/isdn/avmb1/capiutil.o
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/isdn/avmb1/kernelcapi.o
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/isdn/avmb1/t1isa.o
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/isdn/avmb1/t1pci.o
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/isdn/eicon/divas.o
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/isdn/hisax/avma1_cs.o
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/isdn/hisax/elsa_cs.o
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/isdn/hisax/hisax.o
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/isdn/hisax/hisax_fcpcipnp.o
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/isdn/hisax/hisax_isac.o
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/isdn/hisax/hisax_st5481.o
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/isdn/hisax/sedlbauer_cs.o
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/isdn/hysdn/hysdn.o
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/isdn/icn/icn.o
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/isdn/isdn.o
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/isdn/isdn_bsdcomp.o
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/isdn/isdnloop/isdnloop.o
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/isdn/pcbit/pcbit.o
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/isdn/tpam/tpam.o


my /etc/modprobe.conf file is lilke this:

alias eth0 8139too
alias scsi_hostadapter aic7xxx
alias usb-controller ehci-hcd
alias char-major-81 bttv
alias usb-controller1 usb-uhci
alias ieee1394-controller ohci1394
alias sound-slot-0 cmpci
post-install sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -L >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
pre-remove sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -S >/dev/null 2>&1 || :

After seeing the fourth line ( char-major-81)
I believe I need to write an alias command like this
alias char-major-45 <module>

the problem is that i have no idea what module to choose from the above listed..!
Can anyone give me a clue how may i find this out? Will it fix my problem?
Thanx in advance!
 
Old 01-11-2004, 07:47 PM   #2
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Have a look at
less /usr/src/linux/Documentation/Configure.help
/Fritz

Yes, I know ... I could have posted the answer :}
But then you probably wouldn't remember where
to look the next time you're hunting down drivers.


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Old 03-24-2004, 05:30 PM   #3
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still (2 months after..) haven't found any sollution!! I checked the documentation and realized that the module I was looking after is hisax.
In file readme.hisax I found the specific "modprobe command" for my pci fritz isdn card. It's :
/sbin/modprobe hisax type=27
(doesn't need any other parameters..). the type number stands for my card.
Results:
The reaction of my modprobe command, viewed by system log is like this:


Mar 25 00:35:10 localhost kernel: CSLIP: code copyright 1989 Regents of the University of California
Mar 25 00:35:10 localhost kernel: ISDN subsystem Rev: 1.1.4.1/1.1.4.1/1.1.4.1/1.1.4.1/1.1.4.1/1.1.4.1 loaded
Mar 25 00:35:10 localhost kernel: HiSax: Linux Driver for passive ISDN cards
Mar 25 00:35:10 localhost kernel: HiSax: Version 3.5 (module)
Mar 25 00:35:10 localhost kernel: HiSax: Layer1 Revision 1.1.4.1
Mar 25 00:35:10 localhost kernel: HiSax: Layer2 Revision 1.1.4.1
Mar 25 00:35:10 localhost kernel: HiSax: TeiMgr Revision 1.1.4.1
Mar 25 00:35:10 localhost kernel: HiSax: Layer3 Revision 1.1.4.1
Mar 25 00:35:10 localhost kernel: HiSax: LinkLayer Revision 1.1.4.1
Mar 25 00:35:10 localhost kernel: HiSax: Approval certification valid
Mar 25 00:35:10 localhost kernel: HiSax: Approved with ELSA Microlink PCI cards
Mar 25 00:35:10 localhost kernel: HiSax: Approved with Eicon Technology Diva 2.01 PCI cards
Mar 25 00:35:10 localhost kernel: HiSax: Approved with Sedlbauer Speedfax + cards
Mar 25 00:35:10 localhost kernel: HiSax: Approved with HFC-S PCI A based cards
Mar 25 00:35:10 localhost kernel: HiSax: Warning - no protocol specified
Mar 25 00:35:10 localhost kernel: HiSax: using protocol EURO
Mar 25 00:35:10 localhost kernel: HiSax: Card 1 Protocol EDSS1 Id=HiSax (0)
Mar 25 00:35:10 localhost kernel: HiSax: AVM PCI driver Rev. 1.1.4.1
Mar 25 00:35:10 localhost kernel: FritzPnP: no ISA PnP present
Mar 25 00:35:10 localhost kernel: FritzPCI: No PCI card found
Mar 25 00:35:10 localhost kernel: HiSax: Card AVM Fritz PnP/PCI not installed !
Mar 25 00:35:10 localhost kernel: ISDN-subsystem unloaded

which makes obvious that my card isn't installed!!
Next I viewed the system devices in kde. I saw there that my card is installed and that the device driver was hisax_fcpcipnp. This is really messy!
and when I try to connect to internet I still get the errors:
modprobe:cannot locate module char-major-45
ifup-ippp:cannot list ISDN devices

Have I done something wrong? Do I miss anything here? Please help.....
 
  


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