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Old 02-11-2004, 06:39 PM   #1
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How to set up a Dial-up modem RHFedora


Greetings Fellow Linux Enthusiasts:

Now that I have set up Linux on my GW450SX Laptop, I am now armed and dangerous (pretty much a 'bull in a china shop').

The laptop is set up with two primary partitions, 1 with WinXP Pro and the second with RH Fedora.

It now occurs to me that I don't know how to configure a modem on this puppy.

Can one of you please give me a 'jump start' on what I should do to enable an internal GW V.92 (PCI) Modem for PPP and an ISP dial up connection?

All I need is a push for about 30 feet and I'll pop the clutch to get this one running...

Have I given enough information? (I Hope)


Thanks in advance!!!
 
Old 02-12-2004, 08:17 AM   #2
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Even on my Redhat box I use Kppp. If it's not already installed goto add programs and add it. Once it's added you can set up your modem. Either find it in the start menu or open a konsole and type "kppp". this will bring up the kppp dialog box. Click on setup. Unnder accounts, click on new to add your isp phone number. Click on modem to see if Rehat has found your modem. You can select the port that the modem uses under the device selection.

This is from memory, if you need more help I can come back with more detail if you get stuck.

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Old 02-12-2004, 05:07 PM   #3
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Thanks

I'll give that a shot and I appreciate your offer to a 'follow-up'.
I may have other 'nattering' questions!

This is a really great website because of people *who care* like you.
Thanks alot for taking the time to respond.
 
Old 02-12-2004, 05:37 PM   #4
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no go

I tried kppp and queried the modem which returned no response/not found.

Am I missing something?

At this point, being a Linux ignoramus extaordinaire, maybe I am.

When I boot with the WinXP partition, my GWT v.92 uses COM3 and is pci type device.

Now, I don't see where it can be configured for IRQ/com ports.

Any suggestions for what I should try next?

As always, thanks in advance for your considered response(s)
 
Old 02-13-2004, 12:34 AM   #5
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Ok,

Do you know what the com port that Windows is using? Look in the XP control panel and click on the modem icon to find out.
Back to Kppp. Go into set up and bring up the Device dialogue box. In the drop down box located to the right of "Modem device" you can select your com port, or as know in Linux as ttsyX, Com1 =ttys0, Com2 =ttys2, and so on. Also try the dev/mod selection
Try each of the setting and see which one will work.

I will have to look up your modem and see if it is supported under linux. There are programs to get your winmodem to work. I will have to look and find the site.

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Old 02-13-2004, 12:37 AM   #6
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Oops I didn't see that you know your com port. You should select ttys2.
 
Old 02-13-2004, 05:48 PM   #7
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no response from modem

When I selected ttys2, I got "no response from modem"

Well, that's different than 'no modem found'.

Any other thoughts?

(I'll be looking around here in LQ.org to see if there are any others who have had this issue, while I wait for your reply.)

Thanks alot for volunteering your help!
 
Old 02-13-2004, 09:39 PM   #8
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This is where we will find the right drivers

http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/

Give me time to find the right one. I have read that the Conexant driver will work.
 
Old 02-13-2004, 09:48 PM   #9
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Choose the one that corresponse to your machine

http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/hcf/full/downloads.php

If that one doesn't work try here

http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/hsf/full/downloads.php

Give me a little more time and I will find out which page has the right one HSF or HCF
 
Old 02-13-2004, 09:56 PM   #10
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http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/modemident.php

Here you can download a program to identify which modem you have.

Sorry that I haven't been able to provide you with step by step instructions.
 
Old 02-14-2004, 11:08 AM   #11
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modem drivers

I went into the 'view log' of the modem in WinXP and when the modem inits it shows:

02-13-2004 11:41:52.365 - File: C:\WINDOWS\System32\tapisrv.dll, Version 5.1.2600
02-13-2004 11:41:52.365 - File: C:\WINDOWS\System32\unimdm.tsp, Version 5.1.2600
02-13-2004 11:41:52.365 - File: C:\WINDOWS\System32\unimdmat.dll, Version 5.1.2600
02-13-2004 11:41:52.365 - File: C:\WINDOWS\System32\uniplat.dll, Version 5.1.2600
02-13-2004 11:41:52.375 - File: C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\modem.sys, Version 5.1.2600
02-13-2004 11:41:52.375 - File: C:\WINDOWS\System32\modemui.dll, Version 5.1.2600
02-13-2004 11:41:52.385 - File: C:\WINDOWS\System32\mdminst.dll, Version 5.1.2600
02-13-2004 11:41:52.385 - Modem type: GTW V.92 Voicemodem
02-13-2004 11:41:52.385 - Modem inf path: oem1.inf
02-13-2004 11:41:52.385 - Modem inf section: AMRIntel.Modem
02-13-2004 11:41:52.385 - Matching hardware ID: pci\ven_8086&dev_2486&subsys_1050144f
02-13-2004 11:41:52.556 - 115200,8,N,1, ctsfl=1, rtsctl=2
02-13-2004 11:41:52.556 - Initializing modem.


Of interest here is the line that shows "AMRIntel.Modem"
Further googling on that suggests that the GTW V.92 Voicemodem uses an Intel chip set, and that this chipset came into being around 1997 which integrates both audio and modem circuitry/logic (AMR being Audio/Modem Riser).

That and 50 cents will get you a cup of coffee.

Anyhow, I am going to download the scanmodem.gz and transfer it to a floppy as I don't have a shared partition (FAT32) set up;

I see that one can low-leve format a floppy with fdformat and use mformat to put down ms-dos specific tracks.

So, I presume that one can read an ms-dos formatted floppy.
If this is true, then I can gunzip that gz file script and run the scanmodem diagnostic and go from there.

Thanks for your much need help!
Most Appreciated as always.

Will get back to you!
 
Old 02-14-2004, 12:23 PM   #12
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scanModem results

Below please find the results of my running the scanModem script, delimited with [[begin ModemData.txt]] [[end ModemData.txt]] followed by my comments.

[[begin ModemData.txt]]

The most recent update of scanModem accessed at http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/packages/scanModem.gz
should ALWAYS be used!! Current UPDATE=2004 February 11
URLs to cogent advice are regularly entered and updated, and your problem may be solved therein.
If further help is needed, send a description of your problem to: discuss@linmodems.org
with this ModemData.txt Attached, using the following in the email Subject Line:
scanModem, redhat kernel 2.4.22-1.2115.nptl
Always send this ENTIRE ModemData.txt. It includes subtle diagnostic ouputs needed to best guide you.

-------------- System information ------------------------
redhat Fedora Core release 1 (Yarrow)
on system: Linux localhost.localdomain 2.4.22-1.2115.nptl #1 Wed Oct 29 15:42:51 EST 2003 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux"
GCC=3.3.2

======= Fedora code changes =======
SmartLink slmodem-2.9.n and Intel537 drivers are already Fedora competent.
For usage of winmodems with the kernel-2.4.nn Fedora releases
a change in the serial-like driver code of WinModems is necessary.
See for guidance: http://hepunx.rl.ac.uk/~wmurray/pctel/pctel.html
Basically , the line:
if ((tty->count == 1) && (state->count != 1)) {
should be changed into:
if (atomic_read(&tty->count) == 1 && state->count != 1) {
This works in the ltmodem code too. See
http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/arch.../msg02360.html

redhat is not yet providing pre-compiled drivers for WinModems

An AC'97 modem codec was not detected

Path to lspci is: /sbin/lspci
--------- lspci scan ----------------
PCI_bus
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset Host Bridge (rev 05)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 05)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM USB (Hub #1) (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM USB (Hub #2) (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BAM/CAM PCI Bridge (rev 42)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801CAM ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801CAM IDE U100 (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M6 LY
02:02.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1250 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
02:02.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1250 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
02:03.0 Multimedia audio controller: ESS Technology ES1988 Allegro-1 (rev 12)
02:05.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB21 IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
02:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82801CAM (ICH3) PRO/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet Controller (rev 42)
-------------------------------------

Modem candidates are at PCI_buses: 00:1f.6

Providing detail for device at PCI_bus 00:1f.6
with vendor-ID:device-ID
----:----
Class 0703: 8086:2486 Modem: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Generic])
SubSystem 144f:1050 Askey Computer Corp.: Unknown device 1050
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 10
I/O ports at 2000 [size=256]
I/O ports at 1c00 [size=128]

The modem Subsystem operates under an AC'97 or MC97 controller

The AC'97 or MC97 Controller is:
8086:2486 82801CA/CAM AC'97 (ICH3)

First accessing chipset provider and modem assembler information
for the modem SubSystem under the AC'97 or MC97 Controller.

=== Checking 144f through chipset providers and modem assemblers ====

Vendor 144f is Askey Computer Corp. http://www.askey.com/


Vendor 11c1 corresponds to Lucent Technologies or subsidiary Agere Systems, Inc.
Information is at: http://www.agere.com/support/client/modem_drivers.html

---------------
Under the controller 8086:2486 82801CA/CAM AC'97 (ICH3) ,
the modem subSystem 144f:1050
will ONLY be supported by AgereSoftModem drivers if it has Agere chipset.
Thus establish identity of the softmodem chipset through tests described in ModemData.txt.2


Software access is initiated through code sponsor IBM:
http://www-3.ibm.com/pc/support/site...cid=MIGR-52698
AC'97/MC97 link modems may evoke a modem_codec with SIL_id = 39.
Should the Agere software fail the SmartLink slmodem-2.9.n or slmdm-2.7.10 may serve.
Current support from AgereSystems is only under the following modem controllers:
80862416 2426 2446 7196 2486 24C6) , with 8086 == Intel
1039:7013 SIS
1106:3068 VIA
----------------

Under the controller 8086:2486 82801CA/CAM AC'97 (ICH3) ,
the modem subSystem 144f:1050
may be supported by the SmartLink slmodem-2.9.n drivers, even for non-SmartLink chipsets.
------------------------------
Vendor 163c is SmartLink, http://www.smlink.com/
There is good information on soft modems thereat, with Linux software downloaded
from ftp://ftp.smlink.com/linux/unsupported/ and some backups at:
http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/packages/smartlink/

slmodem-2.8.1 and later versions support multiple modems on the same PC.
If there should be mis-dialing problems either use slmdm-2.7.10 or upgrade to a 2.6.nn kernel.

The slmodem-2.9.n drivers are already competent for 2.6.nn Linux kernels
They also support MANY non-SmartLink soft modem chipsets under AC'97/MC97 Controllers.
There may be a warning about a not-SmartLink modem as the drivers load.
But just proceed with modem functionality tests,
as described at the end of ModemDriverCompiling.txt

Beginning with slmodem-2.9.4 , a report on the softmodem chipset identity is provided.
Display it after bootup by querying the dmesg buffer:
# dmesg | grep slam
# dmseg | grep SIL
Please report this information to discuss@linmodems.org,
if not already included in ModemData.txt
See details concerning slmodem usage in ModemData.txt.2
------------------------------
=== Checking 8086 through chipset providers and modem assemblers ====

Vendor=8086 is Intel, Inc. producing HaM and 536ep host controller free (HCF) modems, the 537 soft modem
and AC'97 and MC97 controllers managing a varierty of non-Intel soft modem subSystems.
These subSystems will in have PCI_IDs assigned by the modem assembler, not Intel.
Download available drivers from: http://developer.intel.com/design/mo...rt/drivers.htm
Also check at: http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/resources.html
for early releases and perhaps Already compiled drivers for some Linux distributions


======= PCI_ID checking completed ======
Update=2004 February 11

Some installers may alternately be found by searching for ltmodem at:
http://rpm.pbone.net/

GCCversion=3.3.2
The following information blocks just query some ppp support items.
====================================================
grep ppp /etc/modules.conf
-------------------------------------

-------------------------------------
Be sure to read the section about ppp related modules and aliases in ModemData.txt.2
DEVPPP=crw------- 1 root root 108, 0 Sep 15 09:40 /dev/ppp
A /dev/modem symbolic link is not present

No devfsd.conf file sound, indicated absense of the devfsd daemon package
for device file system (devfs) symbolic link support.

DEVFSD=
---- dmesg queries -------
BIOS-e820: 000000001fef0000 - 000000001feff000 (ACPI data)
BIOS-e820: 000000001feff000 - 000000001ff00000 (ACPI NVS)
ACPI: have wakeup address 0xc0001000
ACPI: RSDP (v000 PTLTD ) @ 0x000f6a40
ACPI: RSDT (v001 GATEWA 450 0x20020808 LTP 0x00000000) @ 0x1fef84bd
ACPI: FADT (v001 GATEWA 450 0x20020808 PTL 0x0000001e) @ 0x1fefef64
ACPI: BOOT (v001 GATEWA 450 0x20020808 LTP 0x00000001) @ 0x1fefefd8
ACPI: DSDT (v001 GATEWA 450 0x20020808 MSFT 0x0100000d) @ 0x00000000
ACPI: Subsystem revision 20031002
ACPI: Interpreter disabled.

The ModemDriverCompiling.txt is a MUST READ,
if you are not experienced in configuring kernel-source/
or get "Unresolved symbols" upon driver insertion.

Most recent WinModem fixes are in: http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/FAQ.html

[[end ModemData.txt]]

There's lot of stuff here to sort thru, so I'll review and get back to you.
Will be looking forward to your response.

Thanks Again!
 
Old 02-14-2004, 03:06 PM   #13
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Here is a link to the linux driver for a gate way 450 sx that I am 99% sure will work.

http://www.smlink.com/main/item.php?...=84&main_id=32

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Old 02-14-2004, 03:39 PM   #14
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Confidence is running high!

I am encouraged.

Will do that and get back to you.

Thank you!
 
Old 02-14-2004, 04:15 PM   #15
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make errors abound!

ok, i get *beaucoup* make errors when i follow the steps in the README file to link and compile the driver from that site.

Step 3 in the README file is:

3.Review and edit (if need) 'Makefile'.

Note: Probably you will want to correct in Makefile path to your
local linux kernel header files:

KERNEL_INCLUDES=/path/to/linux/include

Another way is to pass command line the parameter while
running 'make':

$ make KERNEL_INCLUDES=/path/to/linux/include ...

4. Run 'make' command to compile package:

$ make


How do I export the "/path/to/linux/include"
I am supposed to know where those includes are and set that environment variable before running the make util to compile the driver.

Do you know what I should set the KERNEL_INCLUDES var to?

Thanks!
 
  


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