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Old 11-02-2012, 09:15 PM   #1
SharpyWarpy
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Trying to get a modem to work on a Compaq (HP) laptop. An ATI modem.


The kernel module loads for the modem - an ATI SB400 AC'97. The driver is snd_atiixp_modem. So why is there no device showing up? See the attatched file with the outputs of
Code:
lspci -vv
and
Code:
lsmod
I need to get this dial up modem working so I can have redundancy at this place, this lightening rod of a house that wants all me modems, NICs,telephone answering machines It's madness, living in Florida, lightening capitol of the USA. Argh.

EDIT: Using scanModem I found I have a conexant chip in there that requires the hsfmodem drivers. So I got the 64 bit rpm package here
http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/hsf/...x86_64.rpm.zip
unzipped, installed and the installation compiled the proper drivers. Device /dev/ttySHSF0 is created and appropriate edits done to /etc/ppp/options file. I run pppd without errors. But when I try to connect *splatt* nothing, tail /var/log/messages gives no clue, chat does not run.
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:42 PM   #2
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Ok, the module has it. I presume you have a nearby dialup server with ppp.
Have you pppd installed? It is the stable dialup modem handler but it's so inscrutable, unusable, and generally unctious that everyone writes front ends for it, wvdial (aka kppp) being the best imho.

You also need some config files. Wvdial runs in a terminal and does the business with a good feedback on screen. This stuff is long forgotten, thanks to broadband. If you're on your own home built kernel, grep the .config for 'PPP'
 
Old 11-03-2012, 04:07 PM   #3
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Ok, the module has it. I presume you have a nearby dialup server with ppp.
Have you pppd installed? It is the stable dialup modem handler but it's so inscrutable, unusable, and generally unctious that everyone writes front ends for it, wvdial (aka kppp) being the best imho.

You also need some config files. Wvdial runs in a terminal and does the business with a good feedback on screen. This stuff is long forgotten, thanks to broadband. If you're on your own home built kernel, grep the .config for 'PPP'
Thank you for your very kind reply. And yes there are still some of us out there stuck with dial up. I got the modem working then the onboard NIC went out. So it's bye, bye little laptop. It was a fun venture, picking it up at the local thrift store, installing Fedora, playing with it for a while. I scrapped the DVD writer and RAM. I'm going to mark this as SOLVED. A bit of advice for future Linux users looking for help with this modem. Just don't. The only drivers that work are proprietary and if you don't buy them you're internet speed is throttled back to 1.6kbs. These days you're much better off using a USB modem for dial up. Thanks again.
 
  


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