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Old 10-07-2003, 04:26 PM   #1
athen
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Conexant USB ADSL MODEM


Hello there,

Well here's the problem. I have a Conexant ADSL USB MODEM. And RH 9.0 detects it as a USB modem. I saw this under hardware browser/system devices. I installed the drivers for the modem. It was in the form of .rpm. But unlike windows, it does not install the modem....How do I install the modem ? I'm a newbie to linux. Plz help me out.

Thanks in advance,

Athen
 
Old 10-07-2003, 06:24 PM   #2
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You could try and identify the directory into which the files for the drivers were installed and see if there are any help or other files that might give you a clue as to how to proceed.
 
Old 10-07-2003, 11:40 PM   #3
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How do i find out which dir they are installed in, robin ? In the /dev directory ? Plz help me out there..

Athen
 
Old 10-08-2003, 07:19 AM   #4
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Be warned I am also a total beginner. However...
Press Ctrl-Alt-F1 and this will take you out of Gnome or KDE desktop to the Command line. e.g. root@home yourname#
Type: locate filename and then press Enter Filename is the name of any of the files associated with your programme. e.g startmodem
You should then get the directory/s in which the file is located.
Be further warned. If like me you are a beginner with Linux you are on a very steep learning curve.
Best of luck
Robin
 
Old 12-01-2003, 09:09 AM   #5
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well...let's try

open a console in root mode (type su, then enter the root password)
look for a file like cx... (it should be a program that will allow you to configure and install the drivers)
if you don't know how to check it try writing cx and pressing TAB key (you should get all executable starting with cx...)
if you want to use the "locate" tool maybe you have to type "updatedb" before it to update it.
Give it a try!
Bye
 
Old 12-21-2003, 08:59 AM   #6
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Hello!

I think I am trying to do something very similar to you.

I am running a freshly-installed version of RH9 (Shrike). I have a USB ADSL modem/router made by ORIGO and it contains the Conexant chipset.

I found pages on the web in English, French and Italian telling me about two other modems which use the same chipset:
http://spazioinwind.libero.it/paolo_minazzi/aethra-starmodem.html
http://www.olitec.com/adsl-linux.html

These pages talk about an easy driver and a difficult one. I think previous contributers on the thread have been using the difficult one, but the instructions for that make no sense to me whatsoever. So I went for the easy one. (But if anyone wants to talk me through the difficult one in plain English I'm happy to have a go!)

Now, I think I have done quite well to get this far!

1) I was getting some problems with the USB controller and when RH Linux 9 started up it used to tell me that insmod usb-ohci.o had not worked properly. I have overcome this by removing "USB Legacy Emulation" from the BIOS. It was just a guess, but now I don't get that error any more.

2) When I run lsusb it shows me that it can see the Conexant modem.

3) I downloaded the driver files for RH9 from the olitec.com page above. I edited the customer.h file as instructed, and inserted the VID and PID numbers shown when I ran lsusb. Then I copied the firmware and ran make and insmod as instructed.

4) After waiting for 30-60 seconds I tried to run ifconfig hsb0 up as instructed but I got an error message saying the resource is temporarily unavailable. The italian instructions seem to suggest that if this happens I should rmmod usb-ohci and then insmod it again. However, when I do the rmmod I get a Segmentation Fault, and I am not able to insmod afterwards. Then the USB seems to stop working completely and when I do ifconfig hsb0 up it says that hsb0 doesn't even exist.

5) Now that I have done cp e2.o /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/usb as suggested by the Italian instructions I get an error message during the Linux startup talking about unresolved dependencies.


I really thought I was doing well but it was 90% guesswork and 10% intuition. Now the intuition has run out - I've no idea what's wrong and I would appreciate some help. What's wrong? It's probably just a small thing. Is it the usb-ohci? What is that anyway and how do I configure it?

Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

Martin
 
Old 12-22-2003, 12:22 PM   #7
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Note to moderator:
My post from yesterday probably really deserves its own thread but I can't post a new thread as I haven't made five other posts yet. <mini-rant> As a newbie I don't see how I'm going to have much to say in those five threads - what's the point of having a newbie thread if newbies can't ask questions until they've answered five other people's questions? </mini-rant> Anyway, if there is a way to make it into a new thread I'd be grateful.
 
  


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