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Old 12-21-2005, 08:07 PM   #1
xelnt
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Install modem on toshiba m50


hi there, im trying to install or try to see if my laptop modem is comaptable with linux. i have the scan modem file here, but i cant seem to understand it
my laptop is a toshiba m50

Code:
 DO use the following line as the email Subject Line, to alert cogent experts:
      scanModem, Debian GNU/Linux 3.1  kernel 2.4.27
 Occassionally reponses are blocked by an Internet Provider mail filters.
 So do in a day also check the Archived responses at DISCUSS@linmodems.org

Code updated on:  2005_Dec_13
------------ --------------  System information ------------------------
 Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 
 on System with processor: i686
 currently under kernel:   2.4.27
 USB modem not detected.



 The kernel was assembled with compiler:  2.95.4
 with current System compiler GCC=3.3.5
Modem candidates are at PCI_buses:  0000:00:1e.3
    
Providing detail for device at  0000:00:1e.3
  with vendor-ID:device-ID
	    ----:----
Class 0703: 8086:266d   Modem: Intel Corp. 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [Generic])
  SubSystem 1179:0001  Toshiba America Info Systems: Unknown device 0001
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 20
 Checking for IRQ 20 sharing with modem.

  
                  -----PCI_IDs-------                    --CompilerVer- 
    Feature List:  Primary  Subsystem Distr  KernelVer   kernel default  CPU
 ./scanModem test 8086:266d 1179:0001 knoppix 2.4.27  2.95.4 3.3.5    i686
              From records, 1179:0001 has soft modem codec type SIL27
	modprobe snd-intel8x0m
	slmodemd --alsa -c YOUR_COUNTRY hw:1
Get the SLMODEMD.gcc2.tar.gz from http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/packages/smartlink/
       
 The controller: 8086:266d 82801EB ICH6
 is capable of supporting soft modem chips from AT LEAST manufacturers:
	Conexant
	Smartlink
 The Subsystem PCI id does not itself identify the modem Codec.
Checking for autoloaded ALSA modem drivers

  snd-intel8x0m  support not included in 2.4.27  kernel+modules 
  === Begin mc97 codec query  ===
	   
 Files under /proc/asound/ do not include  modem codec information. 
 If more decisive information is not given below,
 this is a tentative signature of a Conexant hsfmodem.  Download a hsfmodem package from
 http://www.linuxant.com/drivers or your installation CDs.  For SuSE/Novell, install both
 km_hsfmodem and hsfmodem packages,  for drivers and configuration tools respectively,
	   
  === End mc97 codec query  ===

 Beginning check for older ac97_codec modems.
 An older ac97_modem codec was not detected.

 The Subsystem has an Agere Systems codec SIL27
	Read Modem/Slmodem.txt instruction for doing the slamr diagnostic.
  Test the effectiveness of the hsfmodem package from http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/hsf/index.php.

 The knoppix Linux includes sl-modem packages with Smartlink drivers
   Install the kernel-headers-2.4.27.deb
   If necessary, set a symbolic link needed for slmodem compiling:
     # ln -s /usr/src/kernel-headers-2.4.27 /lib/modules/2.4.27/build
     as described in Modem/DriverCompiling.txt
   Then install the two sl-modem/slmodem packages and follow their directions.
   Thereafter the above slamr diagnositic can be run.

 == Checking PCI IDs through modem chip suppliers ==

 SmartLink at http://www.smlink.com/ owns vendor IDs 163c, 2000, 2003, and 2004
 The official download site is:  http://www.smlink.com/main/index1.php?ln=en&main_id=40 ,
 with slmodem-2.9.10 and later releases only licensed for Smartlink chipsets.
 
 A series maintaining a much broader license for other chipset support,
 can be downloaded from http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/packages/smartlink/  
 Though not always needed, download the files: 
   slmodem-CurrentVersion.tar.gz - provides the most general code package.
   slmodemd-CurrentVersion.tar.gz - provides a compiled slmodemd 
   ungrab-winmodem.tar.gz  -  may be needed for usage with slamr. 
Details on their usage are in Slmodem.txt, Slmodem-ALSA.txt and    http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/slmodem-serial.html  
   
 == Checking PCI IDs through modem chip suppliers ==

 Vendor=8086 is Intel, Inc. producing HaM and 536ep host controller free (HCF) modems, 537 soft modem
http://developer.intel.com/design/modems/ .  Also produced are
AC97 and MC97 controllers managing a varierty of non-Intel soft modem Subsystems.
 These subSystems often have PCI_IDs assigned by the modem assembler, rather than the chip provider.
 Download Intel-537ep drivers through:  http://developer.intel.com/design/modems/support/drivers.htm  
 Also check at: http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/packages/Intel/537/  
 for beta releases and perhaps Already compiled drivers for some Linux distributions
 A very detailed installation report cogent to 537 type modems is at:
                  http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/archive-fifth/msg00541.html

 Setup call id with:
 	Type 1 : When the phone line is not in use                    at+vcid=1
	Type 2 : When the phone line is already in use on a call      at+pcw=0
 ---------------------

  ======= PCI_ID checking completed ====== 
 Update=2005_Dec_13

Analyzing information for PCMCIA device at PCI Bus 06:04.0
0000:06:04.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments: Unknown device 8031
	Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems: Unknown device ff00
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 168, IRQ 16
GREPping for an inserted PCMCIA modem with filter:        ommunication
 If a PCMCIA modem is currently inserted and the sockets activated by
    /etc/init.d/pcmcia start
 then the PCMCIA bridge is NOT transparent.

 If the modem is known to have a Lucent digital signal processing chipset,
 then PCMCIA.tar.gz variant assembled by Joern Wustenfeld is necessary,
 rather than the standard ltmodem-8.31a10.tar.gz at  http://ltmodem.heby.de/

Checking the /etc/apt/sources.list
# /etc/apt/sources.list for Knoppix
# If you want to do a "full upgrade", you should first
# upgrade the Packages from Debian/unstable (KDE & Co.)
# before doing a (dist-)upgrade for Debian/testing.
#
# See sources.list(5) for more information, especialy
# Remember that you can only use http, ftp or file URIs
# CDROMs are managed through the apt-cdrom tool.

# Security updates for "stable"
deb http://security.debian.org stable/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org testing/updates main contrib non-free

# Stable
deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/pub/debian stable main contrib non-free
deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/pub/debian-non-US stable/non-US main contrib non-free

# Stable Sources
deb-src http://ftp.de.debian.org/pub/debian stable main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.de.debian.org/pub/debian-non-US stable/non-US main contrib non-free

# Testing
deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/pub/debian testing main contrib non-free
deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/pub/debian-non-US testing/non-US main contrib non-free

# Testing Sources
deb-src http://ftp.de.debian.org/pub/debian testing main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.de.debian.org/pub/debian-non-US testing/non-US main contrib non-free

# Unstable
deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free
deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian-non-US unstable/non-US main contrib non-free

# Unstable Sources
deb-src http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian-non-US unstable/non-US main contrib non-free

# Experimental
deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian ../project/experimental main contrib non-free

# Experimental Sources
deb-src http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian ../project/experimental main contrib non-free

# Java
#deb ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/languages/java/linux/debian woody main non-free
#deb-src ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/languages/java/linux/debian woody main non-free
#deb ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/languages/java/linux/debian unstable main non-free
#deb-src ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/languages/java/linux/debian unstable main non-free

# More wireless stuff
deb     http://debian.isg.ee.ethz.ch/public woody madwifi
deb-src http://debian.isg.ee.ethz.ch/public woody madwifi
# deb     http://debian.isg.ee.ethz.ch/public woody airo-mpi
# deb-src http://debian.isg.ee.ethz.ch/public woody airo-mpi
# deb ftp://ftp.tcweb.org/pub/debian unstable main
# deb-src ftp://ftp.tcweb.org/pub/debian unstable main

# NX stuff
#deb http://www.kalyxo.org/debian/ experimental main
#deb http://www.kalyxo.org/debian/ unstable main

# ndiswrapper
# deb   http://rigtorp.se/debian unstable/
# deb-src       http://rigtorp.se/debian unstable/

# Blades Repository (pppoeconf & co)
# deb http://people.debian.org/~blade/testing ./
# deb-src http://people.debian.org/~blade/testing ./

# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 r3 _Potato_ - Official i386 Binary-1 (20010427)]/ unstable contrib main non-US/contrib non-US/main

# Knoppix special packages resource at LinuxTag HQ
# deb http://developer.linuxtag.net/knoppix ./
# deb-src http://developer.linuxtag.net/knoppix ./

# deb http://snapshot.debian.net/archive pool gcc
# deb-src http://snapshot.debian.net/archive pool gcc


    /usr/bin/gcc -> gcc-3.3
      
 The Major.Minor versions differ in the designated compiler 3.3.5 and the 2.95.4 used in kernel assembly!!"
But there must be a match on the target for driver installation, 
of gcc Major.Minor versions or kernel and drivers!!
Otherwise the drivers will fail to load with warning:
  Invalid module format!!"
See http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/archive-fifth/msg04252.html 
 
Checking for kernel-headers needed for compiling.
The kernel-headers have base folder: 
/lib/modules/2.4.27/build -> /usr/src/linux-2.4.27
/usr/src/linux -> linux-2.4.27
/usr/src/linux-2.4.27
 A /dev/modem symbolic link is not set.

The following information blocks just query some ppp support items.

====================================================
   grep -rs ppp /etc/modules.conf
-------------------------------------
alias net-pf-24 pppoe
alias char-major-108	ppp_generic
alias /dev/ppp		ppp_generic
alias tty-ldisc-3	ppp_async
alias tty-ldisc-14	ppp_synctty
alias ppp-compress-21	bsd_comp
alias ppp-compress-24	ppp_deflate
alias ppp-compress-26	ppp_deflate
### update-modules: start processing /etc/modutils/ppp
alias /dev/ppp          ppp_generic
alias char-major-108    ppp_generic
alias tty-ldisc-3       ppp_async  
alias tty-ldisc-14      ppp_synctty
alias ppp-compress-21   bsd_comp   
alias ppp-compress-24   ppp_deflate
alias ppp-compress-26   ppp_deflate
### update-modules: end processing /etc/modutils/ppp
-------------------------------------
 Resident PPP support modules are properly uncompressed .
 COMM services are not active
DEVPPP=lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 16 Dec 22 05:16 /dev/ppp -> /KNOPPIX/dev/ppp
A /dev/modem symbolic link is not present

 No devfsd.conf file found, indicated absense of the devfsd daemon package
 for device file system (devfs) symbolic link support.

DEVFSD=
 ---- dmesg queries -------
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKF] (IRQs 1 3 4 5 6 7 11 12 14 15) *0, disabled.

 The bootable CDs of Knoppix releases 3.4 and 3.6 have boot kernels 2.4.26 and 2.4.27
 These CDs are currently Hostile to winmodem installations for at least 3 reasons.
 1) The kernels were compiled with gcc-2.95.  While there is provided a /usr/bin/gcc-2.95  
 the default ggc found by compilers is set as:      
    /usr/bin/gcc --> /usr/bin/gcc-3.3
 Thus with casual usage of many winmodem driver packages,
 the drivers will be compiled with gcc-3.3 . Such mismatches between
 a kernel and driver can cause a system CRASH. 
 Thus special effort is required to insure that driver compiles utilize the gcc-2.95
 2) Winmodem packages typically try to write drivers to /usr/lib/ 
 and installation files to /usr/sbin/ folders.
 But these folders are positioned on the ReadOnly CD, and the writes will fail;
 3) Since compiled drivers cannot be placed in /lib/modules/, 
 they are not perceived by a dependencies reading:
    depmod -a
 which would enable simple driver loading on demand or with a single:
    modprobe Last_Modem_Driver
 A Bug Report/offer to help Knoppix with these problems has been filed.
 
 For Knoppix 3.8.1 the kernel-headers for kernel-version 2.6.11 are defective.
 A corrected package is available at
     http://www.linuxant.com/driverloader/wlan/full/archive/scripts-knoppix-3.8.1.tar.gz
what is it saying?

might use gentoo or yoper as a distro for my laptop.
 
Old 12-22-2005, 03:04 AM   #2
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It is saying your modem is
Modem: Intel Corp. 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03)
and it is a soft modem, with codec type SIL27

AFAIK this modem will work.
So to answer your question, yes.
Sometimes, these softmodems are slightly difficult to install. But at LQ or technion you will find help
If you are a newbie, maybe Suse, Mandriva, Ubuntu and some other might be better to start with than gentoo

If I read correctly,
The important bit is this one below, telling you it should even work with Knoppix
Scanmodem is a great tool, although sometimes overwhelming with information at first.

>>>--------
Read Modem/Slmodem.txt instruction for doing the slamr diagnostic.
Test the effectiveness of the hsfmodem package from http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/hsf/index.php.

The knoppix Linux includes sl-modem packages with Smartlink drivers
Install the kernel-headers-2.4.27.deb
If necessary, set a symbolic link needed for slmodem compiling:
# ln -s /usr/src/kernel-headers-2.4.27 /lib/modules/2.4.27/build
as described in Modem/DriverCompiling.txt
Then install the two sl-modem/slmodem packages and follow their directions.
Thereafter the above slamr diagnositic can be run
 
Old 12-22-2005, 03:18 AM   #3
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thanks.

i have knoppix on a live cd so ill give it a go next time i reboot.im just downloading the stuff i think i need from that link. im not really so flash in installing this but ill give it a go.

 
Old 12-22-2005, 05:56 AM   #4
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This is my 2cents advice, do not waste too much time with getting the
modem to work under knoppix, this might be a frustrating process if you are new to linmodem / winmodem
Hope this goes well, anyhow.
I suspect a full installed distro will be easier, some of them
may even sometimes recognise this kind of modem straight of the box.
Saying that, sometimes modem drivers are incompatible with too new kernels,
because the drivers are not updated fast enough.
If I were you I would try to install the modem driver within a
fully installed distro (this is my approach, some may disagree)

Use wvdial instead of kppp, often it is easier to diagnose problems.
The scanmodem output is full of tips and advice about the testing of the modem
 
Old 12-22-2005, 12:02 PM   #5
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knoppix gave me an error message saying read only file system, so im going to have to install a distro to my hdd.
 
  


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