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Old 03-09-2007, 04:39 AM   #1
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Getting Linux to recognize my modem


I have a US (3com) robotics CP35610 PCI modem its rated for Linux, in fact I finally got online with it using Mandriva 2007 by tinkering with the port connections. Mandriva couldn't do that though it recognized the modem as an unknown device.

Now I've found drivers for the modem, made for linux. It was easy to (though I don't understand) to download the "RPM" for this driver supposedly into my computer (off 3com website). But what do I do from there?

Mad Drivel still doesn't seem to recognize my modem, I force the computer into finding the right port, but I still must feed the evil looking penguin! It demands food, sharp beak.

But I wonder if I should tell it hence where its food came from, lest it bite me.

Bill Gates save me...
 
Old 03-09-2007, 05:05 AM   #2
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Put the file in your /home directory, open a terminal (konsole) and type su, then type in your administrative password. Then issue command:

rpm -ivh packagename

Replace packagename with the full name of the RPM file.
Take note of what port it assigns it too, can be /dev/modem or /dev/ttySxx, the xx represents whatever.
After it says it installed successfuly, go to main menu/internet/remote access/kppp. Click "configure", manual, type a name for the connection, click new and put in the phone # and click OK, OK, then click on Modem tab and select "New", type a name for the modem in the empty field, where it says /dev/modem, click on it to select whatever the modem installer said the port was, change the baud rate to 46800, click on "Modem" tab and click on "Modem commands", in the empty field type "ATQO E1 V1 S0=0 &C1 &D1 +FCLASS=0", click on "Query modem" to see if it see's it, click OK till back at main "Connect" window and put in your username and password and click "Connect". If it has a problem, I may have givin' the wrong string where the "&D1" might be "&D2", but D1 is what mine is set to right now.
 
Old 03-09-2007, 01:40 PM   #3
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Put the file in your /home directory, open a terminal (konsole) and type su, then type in your administrative password. Then issue command:

rpm -ivh packagename

Replace packagename with the full name of the RPM file.
Take note of what port it assigns it too, can be /dev/modem or /dev/ttySxx, the xx represents whatever.
After it says it installed successfuly, go to main menu/internet/remote access/kppp. Click "configure", manual, type a name for the connection, click new and put in the phone # and click OK, OK, then click on Modem tab and select "New", type a name for the modem in the empty field, where it says /dev/modem, click on it to select whatever the modem installer said the port was, change the baud rate to 46800, click on "Modem" tab and click on "Modem commands", in the empty field type "ATQO E1 V1 S0=0 &C1 &D1 +FCLASS=0", click on "Query modem" to see if it see's it, click OK till back at main "Connect" window and put in your username and password and click "Connect". If it has a problem, I may have givin' the wrong string where the "&D1" might be "&D2", but D1 is what mine is set to right now.
1. I tried inputing a command in a konsole, it said "no such file or directory". Yet when I installed the RPM file from the website, it indicated that it was installed, however there is a new file is also sitting on my desktop at the moment, ( is that why I can't find it at /home directory/.) If so How do I install the file in the / home directory?

2. I wish I could find internet/remote access/kppp. Or a place to "query modem" no luck. I can't find anyplace called Kppp, I have been able to port this modem however, as I am posting now from linuz.. its easy to do that in Windows though...
 
Old 03-09-2007, 04:28 PM   #4
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1:
From within the terminal in your home directory, type "ls" to list everything in your home directory, there should be a directory called "Desktop", to change into the Desktop directory type "cd Desktop" (Note: case sensitive), now type "ls" again to see what is all in the Desktop directory, you should see your rpm file. Now use the command mentioned earlier to install it from within the Desktop directory. You can also open the Home directory window and drag & drop the rpm file into Home and install from in Home.
Also, with Mandriva you should be able to just double click on the rpm file and select "Install with media installer" or something like that.

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I forgot that Mandriva does not install kppp from a fresh install, to install it go to main menu/system/configuration/packaging/Add,remove and update packages, type in root password and when a window shows up make sure in the drop down list at top left is set to "All", now click on the internet icon, and possibly a "access" icon, (I'm going by memory here because I'm responding to this email from within Fedora 6), and look for a package that should be named "kdenetwork-kppp". You can also put "kppp" in the search field at the top which should find it for you faster. Put a check mark in the box next to it and hit "Apply" to install it, you'll have to put the CD/DVD in the drive. After installation it should be in the main menu in the Internet section.
 
Old 03-09-2007, 04:33 PM   #5
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When you have Firefox web browser open, go to Edit/preferences at the top and click on the "Downloads" tab, a window should appear, you can put a check mark in a box to tell Firefox to ask you whenever you download something where you want the file to be downloaded to. The default setting is your /home/Desktop if you don't get Firefox to ask you. You can also change the default location to wherever you prefer.
 
Old 03-09-2007, 06:47 PM   #6
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I checked the US Robotics site, and could not find that modem, but did find one named 3cp5610, it uses this package => "3ComMdm-1.0-1.i386.rpm". Normally modem drivers have to be compiled against the current running kernel, but they do not mention anything about installing kernel-source to use for compiling. If you do get errors it is probably because you need to install kernel source which can be found in the Development/kernel section of the software manager. If you are running the original kernel from installation (type: uname -r to see which one), then you need to install the "kernel-source-2.6.17.5mdv-1-1mdv2007.0".

EDIT: By the way, if you have the 64bit version of Mandriva installed, the only pci modem that works with 64bit Linux is a Lucent/Ageer modem with the Mars DSP chip set, the package from US Robotics has i586 in the name meaning it is for 32bit. To see if you are running 64bit type:

uname -ra

If it is you should see something like "x86_64"
If you have a 64bit capable processor like my Pentium 4 650, Mandriva will automatically install 64bit, you can specify 32bit by pressing F5 (I think) before starting the install at the very beginning.

Last edited by Junior Hacker; 03-09-2007 at 06:57 PM.
 
Old 03-09-2007, 11:12 PM   #7
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I checked the US Robotics site, and could not find that modem, but did find one named 3cp5610, it uses this package => "3ComMdm-1.0-1.i386.rpm". Normally modem drivers have to be compiled against the current running kernel, but they do not mention anything about installing kernel-source to use for compiling. If you do get errors it is probably because you need to install kernel source which can be found in the Development/kernel section of the software manager. If you are running the original kernel from installation (type: uname -r to see which one), then you need to install the "kernel-source-2.6.17.5mdv-1-1mdv2007.0".

EDIT: By the way, if you have the 64bit version of Mandriva installed, the only pci modem that works with 64bit Linux is a Lucent/Ageer modem with the Mars DSP chip set, the package from US Robotics has i586 in the name meaning it is for 32bit. To see if you are running 64bit type:

uname -ra

If it is you should see something like "x86_64"
If you have a 64bit capable processor like my Pentium 4 650, Mandriva will automatically install 64bit, you can specify 32bit by pressing F5 (I think) before starting the install at the very beginning.

Yeah...its 64 bit , is that a good thing? So I will not be able to get 64 bit linux to recognize a 32 bit modem? Also the file you mention earlier "kdenetwork -kpp" may already be downloaded into this system. The file may already be there but since linux doesn't recognize my modem..maybe it doesn't open the package. I know very little about linux.

Last edited by DavidGB; 03-09-2007 at 11:48 PM.
 
Old 03-10-2007, 02:06 AM   #8
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Kppp should be on the install discs, so it should also be available for install through the GUI software installer. But if you want to use that modem you'll have to re-install and select 32bit, at the beginning of the installation it says to press F3 & F5 for other options, I'm pretty sure F5 is where you toggle between 32bit and 64bit (DVD). Because the Lucent/Ageer modem with the Mars DSP chip is not in production any more as far as I know. The chipset numbers of the ones I have are "1646T00 & 1648T00", if you can find an older modem with those numbers you can install them with a driver package from http://phep2.technion.ac.il/linmodem...l-2.6/martian/ . You would have to ask me which and how latter if you do find one. This is the only pci modem last I heard that has 64bit support because of the different technology involved where the module is compiled 64bit but the proprietary source is built 32bit and used in user space (complicate).

But yeah, the i386, i586, i686, designations are all 32bit, x86_64 is for a processor that can run both 32 & 64 bit, the x can represent the 3,5,6,of the 32 bit designations, ia64 is Intel Itanium which is pure 64bit, amd64 is for AMD processor both 32 & 64 bit, but Debian amd64 distributions can be installed on both Intel x86_64 and amd64 processors.
 
Old 04-07-2007, 02:13 PM   #9
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3com ethernet card

You give me hope that I can get a driver for my old3Com 3CCFE575CT. So far, neither the 3Com site nor anywhere else has a driver for Linux; can you point me to the site where your driver shows up?
Retac35
 
Old 04-07-2007, 06:11 PM   #10
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This page has a comprehensive list, and some menus for the various types they produce including OEM models, I did not see anything with that number. Pretty much all their 56k modems have 56 in the name, not 57.
http://www.usr.com/support/s-main-menu.asp
This next link tells you what all possible robotics codes they have and chipset numbers.
http://www.usr.com/support/s-chipset.asp

According to a google search of the number you supplied, that is not a modem, that is a Lan card, or "PCMCIA Network Adaptor", there is a forum here with many cases involving that card:
http://pcmcia-cs.sourceforge.net/cgi...mcia/coms.html
The ones with smiling smilies are the ones you want to read.
I also did a google search using "3CCFE575CT and Linux" for keywords that produced many results, but they also seem to involve older Linux distributions.
 
  


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