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Old 12-30-2002, 03:36 PM   #1
jrdioko
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Unhappy Hardware Modem still not working


Hello again.

Well, I finally upgraded my SiS board to a better one, switched my 550 Mhz AMD processor (that ran at 166) to a 1.8 Ghz Celeron, put in a Radeon video card, and got a new modem. Wow what a difference!

Back to Linux... On the plastic wrapping of the modem I got there was a tag saying "Lucent Venus" and other one saying "Hardware modem - Linux compliant" or something like that. Now I thought all Lucent modems were winmodems, but this very clearly says on the back "Hardware controller-base PCI modem" and "Compatible with Windows 95/98/2002, and UNIX operating systems."

I couldn't find a product number, but it says "Pragmatic" on the front and "Lectron USA" on the back.

I checked in Windows and the modem is in the COM4 port. I tried using pppsetup, but when I typed ppp-go, I get a "Connect script failed." If I go into X, go into KPPP, click setup, device tab, set the modem device to /dev/ttyS3, then click "Query Modem" in the Modem tab, I get "Sorry, the modem is busy."

Do I need to get drivers for this modem? If so, where can I find them and how do I install them correctly?

If not, what is wrong?

Thanks,
JMagi
 
Old 12-30-2002, 05:19 PM   #2
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try this, we need to know what is configured on the port
Code:
setserial /dev/ttyS3
 
Old 12-30-2002, 07:04 PM   #3
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Typing: "setserial /dev/ttyS3" gives me:

/dev/ttyS3, UART: unknown, Port: 0x02e8, IRQ: 3
 
Old 12-30-2002, 07:28 PM   #4
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ok looks to me like you should be able to fix it by doing this

setserial /dev/ttyS3 uart 16550A
 
Old 12-30-2002, 10:59 PM   #5
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Ok, I did that, and went back and typed "setserial /dev/ttyS3" to make sure that it changed, but I still get the exact same errors as before ("Connect script failed" for ppp-go and "Sorry, the modem is busy" in KPPP).

Any other ideas? Is it possible that I need a driver?

-JMagi
 
Old 12-30-2002, 11:03 PM   #6
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One more thing...

I just tried typing setserial for the other COM ports, and /dev/ttyS0 and /dev/ttyS1 have the UART value set to 16550A too. I don't know if this makes any difference.

-JMagi
 
Old 12-30-2002, 11:07 PM   #7
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those ports are your serial ports

linux accesses the serial port when using the modem.

You may try looking for a driver for your modem, but since you have a ttyS3 it seems that it would work

try this

cat /dev/ttyS3
atz

see if you get "OK" back
 
Old 12-30-2002, 11:16 PM   #8
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I had a similar problem with modem detection. Your modem might be under /dev/ttyS4. You should check /etc/sysconfig/hwconf and look up to see if your modem is in the list of devices. If it is, then look up the port. You can link /dev/modem to S4, and in kppp, query the /dev/modem.

p.s. you may need a driver for the modem, but you should check the list of modem drivers already built into linux
 
Old 12-31-2002, 12:29 AM   #9
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Ok, let me try this one post at a time.

David:

When I log on as root and type "cat /dev/ttyS3" I get
"cat: /dev/ttyS3: Input/output Error"

Could this be a problem with syntax? Before when I tried setserial, "setserial /dev/ttyS3" worked but "setserial /dev/ttys3" (with a lowercase 's') gave me the same "/dev/ttys3: Input/output error." I tried "cat /dev/ttyS3" and "cat /dev/ttys3" and both gave me the error.

blinux1:

I don't even have a /etc/sysconfig folder. I am using Slackware 8.1.

Well, after typing that all up, I tried running pppsetup again using /dev/ttyS4, and for the first time I heard the noise of the phone line (because I am online on the other computer ). I think my problem is fixed. I'll post this, then go try to connect on that computer.

One last question, I don't see /dev/ttyS4 on the KPPP list of devices. I think that /dev/modem is going to work, but even if it does, what is the command that I would use to link /dev/ttyS4 to /dev/modem?

Thanks again,
JMagi
 
Old 12-31-2002, 12:39 AM   #10
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Well, there we go, I'm online and typing this in Linux. I guess I was in COM4 under windows but /dev/ttyS4 on Linux.

Two quick questions...

I really don't like the look of Netscape (which I think is all I have right now), and now that I've upgraded my computer, I guess I don't really need to be using XFCE.

Just wondering, what internet browser and desktop environment do you two (David and blinux1) use?

Thanks again for all your help,
JMagi
 
Old 12-31-2002, 12:57 AM   #11
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I use mozilla and I use wmaker, kde and sometimes gnome
 
  


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