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Old 07-19-2006, 03:50 PM   #1
tzpow2k2
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How to check if hardware installed


HI,

I installed an External USR|3080 U.S. Robotics 56k Voice modem. But I dont see it in the Hardware Manager. I know it is installed because if I unplug it and boot up my system again it says that the modem has been remove and ask if I want to keep configuration. So if the modem is installed How can I find it?
 
Old 07-19-2006, 04:18 PM   #2
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Try looking through the output of dmesg for information regarding the modem.
 
Old 07-19-2006, 05:01 PM   #3
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Try looking through the output of dmesg for information regarding the modem.
Where do I look for that?

thanks
 
Old 07-19-2006, 05:41 PM   #4
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Type in a terminal: "dmesg | tail" after plugging it in to see it the kernel sees it.
 
Old 07-19-2006, 06:03 PM   #5
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Type in a terminal: "dmesg | tail" after plugging it in to see it the kernel sees it.

Ok thank you I also find some useful info here where I want to share with everyone else. I think this might fix my problem..

http://www.aboutdebian.com/modems.htm
 
Old 07-20-2006, 12:28 AM   #6
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Type in a terminal: "dmesg | tail" after plugging it in to see it the kernel sees it.
Now I got this message what is it mean? Does it dectected my modem?

[tzpow@localhost ~]$ dmesg | tail
flowctrl: symmetric
irq moderation: disabled
scatter-gather: enabled
SELinux: initialized (dev rpc_pipefs, type rpc_pipefs), uses genfs_contexts
i2c /dev entries driver
eth0: no IPv6 routers present
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778) [PCSPP,TRISTATE,EPP]
parport0: irq 7 detected
lp0: using parport0 (polling).
lp0: console ready
 
Old 07-20-2006, 01:03 AM   #7
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looks like some part is missing, please post
tail -20 /var/log/messages
after plugging in the modem.
 
Old 07-20-2006, 02:06 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by lockpicker
looks like some part is missing, please post
tail -20 /var/log/messages
after plugging in the modem.
Wow I totally dont understand this.. Please give me some advices

**************************************************
[root@localhost dev]# tail -20 /var/log/messages
Jul 19 21:20:04 localhost readahead: Starting background readahead:
Jul 19 21:20:05 localhost rc: Starting readahead: succeeded
Jul 19 21:20:06 localhost messagebus: messagebus startup succeeded
Jul 19 21:20:06 localhost cups-config-daemon: cups-config-daemon startup succeed ed
Jul 19 21:20:07 localhost haldaemon: haldaemon startup succeeded
Jul 19 21:20:09 localhost fstab-sync[2975]: removed all generated mount points
Jul 19 21:20:09 localhost fstab-sync[3140]: added mount point /media/cdrecorder for /dev/hdd
Jul 19 21:20:09 localhost fstab-sync[3149]: added mount point /media/cdrecorder1 for /dev/hdc
Jul 19 21:20:24 localhost gdm(pam_unix)[3171]: session opened for user tzpow by (uid=0)
Jul 19 21:20:25 localhost gconfd (tzpow-3395): starting (version 2.8.1), pid 3395 user 'tzpow'
Jul 19 21:20:25 localhost gconfd (tzpow-3395): Resolved address "xml:readonly :/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.mandatory" to a read-only configuration source at position 0
Jul 19 21:20:25 localhost gconfd (tzpow-3395): Resolved address "xml:readwrit e:/home/tzpow/.gconf" to a writable configuration source at position 1
Jul 19 21:20:25 localhost gconfd (tzpow-3395): Resolved address "xml:readonly :/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults" to a read-only configuration source at position 2
Jul 19 21:20:43 localhost gconfd (tzpow-3395): Resolved address "xml:readwrit e:/home/tzpow/.gconf" to a writable configuration source at position 0
Jul 19 21:30:14 localhost su(pam_unix)[3554]: session opened for user root by tzpow(uid=500)
Jul 19 22:01:01 localhost crond(pam_unix)[3586]: session opened for user root by (uid=0)
Jul 19 22:01:01 localhost crond(pam_unix)[3586]: session closed for user root
Jul 19 22:30:45 localhost init: Trying to re-exec init
Jul 19 23:01:01 localhost crond(pam_unix)[8011]: session opened for user root by (uid=0)
Jul 19 23:01:01 localhost crond(pam_unix)[8011]: session closed for user root
 
Old 07-20-2006, 04:25 AM   #9
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does'nt quite look like any hardware is gettin detected, is your modem usb? and did you do the tail -20 .. just after plugging in the modem?
 
Old 07-20-2006, 01:55 PM   #10
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does'nt quite look like any hardware is gettin detected, is your modem usb? and did you do the tail -20 .. just after plugging in the modem?
Yes I did a tail -20 and my modem is serial port. I checked ttys0 it is nothing.
 
Old 07-20-2006, 05:45 PM   #11
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If you are using an external serial modem, you can configure it with kppp. From a terminal, as root, type:

kppp

This open a dialogue box. Click "Configure" and you can set you modem up there. You may have to try several ttyS locations before your modem is detected. You do this by trial and error. On the modem tab, click "query modem", and you will probably get a modem not found or modem busy error. Just keep selecting different ttyS locations until you are successful. There may be other quicker ways, but this is how I have always been able to successfully use and external serial modem in any Linux. Also, search this forum for posts on kppp. There are several.

Hope this helps

Bob
 
Old 07-21-2006, 03:15 AM   #12
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kppp is helpful. Now I know my modem is at ttyS0.
/dev/ttyS0, UART: 16550A, Port: 0x03f8, IRQ: 4

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Jul 20 23:44 /dev/modem -> /dev/ttyS0

but when i try to dial out using echo atdt7671234 > /dev/ttyS0

All I hear is a Click sound there is no dial tune and no dialing sound. Do I need to configure anything to make it work?
 
  


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