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Old 09-01-2003, 01:41 AM   #1
GeoffC
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Driver for PCTEL modem


I have been visiting the website at :
http://www.peacefulaction.org/sayamindu/pctel.html
to get information on a driver for my PCTEL modem.

For people with a version 2.4x kernel they recommend downloading a
driver from :
http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/pctel-linux/=20

I have tried to access this site without success. Can you anyone please advise
me if this version of the driver is still available, and if so, where it
can be downloaded from ?
 
Old 09-01-2003, 09:41 AM   #2
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Try this link.
http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/pctel-linux/
 
Old 09-02-2003, 10:51 PM   #3
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Thanks. I succeeded in accessing this site & downloading the driver package. I carried out all the instructions for installation and the messages in the log were similar to those quoted in the installation instructions. But when I tried to use the modem in kppp I got the message kppp can not find /dev/modem.

Is there is another step I should have carried out which is not shown in the installation instructions ?
 
Old 09-03-2003, 10:34 AM   #4
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try 'readlink /dev/modem'

if you don't get a link to the device that should be your modem, then try soft-linking (with ln -s)

sorry for the general answer, yet I don't have PCtel modem to tell you exactly

Last edited by zeppelin; 09-03-2003 at 10:37 AM.
 
Old 09-04-2003, 05:41 AM   #5
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I tried readlink /dev/modem & got the response :
ttys2
When I tried to set up ttys2 as the modem port I got the response :
Cannot find /dev/ttys2
When I looked in the directory /dev ttys2 was shown with a ?
When I clicked on this is showed :
Ttys2 ->tts/2 Unknown (link)

Incidentally, the last message following the commands :
insmod pctel & insmod ptserial
was :
ttys15 at 0xb800 (irq=5) is a PCTEL
 
Old 09-04-2003, 06:14 AM   #6
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The latest pctel is 0.9.7-6 here:http://www.medres.ch/~jstifter/pctel/pctel-0.9.7.html

It takes care of the sym link for the modem in addition to the drivers.

Hope this works for you.
 
Old 09-05-2003, 05:34 AM   #7
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I have just tried downloading from this site and using the new package.
I entered the tar zxgf. command and got a whole series of errors of the form :
Cannot change ownership to uid 500, gid 500 : operation not permitted
Finally I got the error message :
Error exit delayed from previous errors

I did get some errors of this form when trying to use the previous package. Perhaps they were the cause of my problems then.

I am using Mandrake version 9.0
The kernel is version 2.4.19
 
Old 09-05-2003, 08:01 AM   #8
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Are you doing everything as root?
 
Old 09-05-2003, 04:44 PM   #9
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After I sent the last post I found the cause of the errors. I had downloaded the package using Windows & was linking to the Windows folder where it was, using the ztmnt command. When I copied it to another directory in Linux and unpacked it, all went well until I did the ./configure -auto.
I got a few error messages at the end, and the same error messages when I tried ./configure -manual.

Can you tell me if there is a way to copy these error messages from the console to a file which I can attach to an e-mail or include in a post ?
 
Old 09-05-2003, 05:57 PM   #10
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./configure -manual > errors

then type something like
pico errors or less errors to see the result

with > your redirect the stdout (standard output) which is by default the screen!

Last edited by zeppelin; 09-05-2003 at 06:10 PM.
 
Old 09-06-2003, 03:59 AM   #11
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Use of the > errors parameter only gave me the last of the error messages. But I found I was able to copy the whole log by looking at the History file. Here it is :

./configure -auto
checking for running kernel version...2.4.19
checking for ptserial...ptserial-2.4.7.c
checking for gcc...3.2
searching for kernel includes...found at /usr/src/linux/include
checking for modversions.h.../usr/src/linux/include/linux/modversions.h
checking for kernel_version...In file included from t.c:2: /usr/src/linux/include/linux/version.h:1:28: linux/rhconfig.h: No such file or directory
./configure: line 1: ./t: No such file or directory
rm: cannot remove `./t': No such file or directory
** error could not determine a proper UTS_RELEASE
 
Old 09-23-2003, 01:42 PM   #12
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have you done a
make config and make dep on your kernel???
If that doesnt work u would probably have to reinstalled the kernel sources.
 
  


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