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Old 01-21-2004, 05:49 PM   #1
gervin
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help with non-winmodem kppp errors


i am using my old NEC Versa SX laptop with a 56k pcmcia card modem, which is *not* a winmodem.

for some strange reason kppp is not available in KDE, as an icon. so, using my terminal in KDE, i type in kppp. it brings up the dialer. hopefully i have my settings correct (i may not, but i think i do).

i get a large error message from debug , which boils down to:

"Routing info not FoundRequest Denied" PAP authentication failed (value 19)

also, in my konsole the output as the dialup is failing...it says:

couldn't find interface ppp0: no such device

i am frustrated. i flailed about with a winmodem for about a month. now i have what appears to be a good modem, and i still can't dial up.

can anyone help, please?

much appreciated,

jxl
 
Old 01-21-2004, 06:15 PM   #2
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What's your distribution and release?

# Configuring a real hardware pci modem
To configure a pci modem, open an x terminal and su - to the root account:
Code:
[fancy@tinwhistle fancy]$ su -
Password: 
[root@tinwhistle root]# cat /proc/pci
Look for your modem in the returned list. Look for something similar to mine:
Code:
  Bus  2, device   2, function  0:
    Communication controller: PCI device 151f:0000 (TOPIC SEMICONDUCTOR Corp) (rev 0).
      IRQ 5.
      I/O at 0xc400 [0xc407].
With this info, I use the setserial command:
Code:
[root@tinwhistle root]# setserial /dev/ttyS2 irq 5 port 0xc400 uart 16550a
Then I test the modem with the internet connection wizard and it works. I edit /etc/rc.d/rc.local and enter the setserial command:
Code:
[root@tinwhistle root]# pico -w /etc/rc.d/rc.local
My file for an example
Code:
#!/bin/sh
# Redhat /etc/rc.d/rc.local file
# This script will be executed *after* all the other init scripts.
# You can put your own initialization stuff in here if you don't
# want to do the full Sys V style init stuff.

touch /var/lock/subsys/local
# configure modem
setserial /dev/ttyS2 irq 5 port 0xc400 uart 16550a
Now, it remains configured after a reboot.

Last edited by fancypiper; 01-21-2004 at 06:19 PM.
 
Old 01-21-2004, 06:20 PM   #3
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i wll try that now. but...is a pcmcia card modem the same as a pci?

btw- i am using mandrake 9.1

thank you
 
Old 01-21-2004, 06:34 PM   #4
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I don't have a laptop, so I am just shooting in the dark.

Have you checked the Linux PCMCIA HOWTO?

If you need the setserial command, it isn't installed by default in Mandrake, so you will need to install that first.

# Mandrake links
Mandrake home page
Mandrake Users website
Easy urpmi config for Mandrake
urpmi mini-HOWTO
All You Ever Wanted to Know About Urpmi But Never Dared Asking Before
Easy software management: Red Carpet
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
You didn't install the developmental packages? As root, command:
urpmi gcc
An Introduction to the Midnight Commander. You can install it by commanding:
urpmi mc
Midnight Commander home page
 
Old 01-21-2004, 06:46 PM   #5
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thank you, but unfortunately this is way over my head, at this point.

is there anyone that can walk me through this?

anyone who has done this before on a laptop?

thank you,

jxl
 
  


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