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Old 03-26-2005, 09:55 PM   #1
kapalka
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Unhappy installing modem driver


I have an intel 536 ep fax modem. It apparently needs a driver. I found one from an independent on the net. I opened the read me portion and found that I needed to basically be a linux programer to understand all the steps.
I then tried intel. I cannot access the right portion of their site at the moment, but they claim to have one available.
Question, Iam I likely to have the same installation problem. Are there things that you add to Linux (I have Mepis) that simply take care of business on their own?
I feel that I can learn this stuff, but I wonder why it is expected.
I bought a Point and click Linux book. It is great I suppose if you have a new machine designed for Linux. But it isn't much good beyond that
Thanks,
Ron
 
Old 03-26-2005, 09:59 PM   #2
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What distribution are you using?
 
Old 03-26-2005, 10:01 PM   #3
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Nevermind, you said mepis.

ftp://aiedownload.intel.com/df-suppo...6ep-4.69.1.tgz

ftp://aiedownload.intel.com/df-suppo...ENG/readme.txt

To let you know. You're concern with the distribution not having proprietary drivers is valid. But, it isn't Mepis's drivers- It's Intel and hundreds of others with patents/copyrights on hardware/software. Blame those idiots. If they opened their drivers under the GPL, it would already be in the kernel itself. The hardware vendors are at issue- not a linux distribution.

Last edited by Thoreau; 03-26-2005 at 10:04 PM.
 
Old 03-26-2005, 10:12 PM   #4
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Hey thanks for the info.
I am not blaming anyone. I just do not understand the process yet.
Yes, I wish the folks at Intel and all of them would understand how stupid they are. Can they not see the rising tide against Microsoft?

Oh, well, I should learn something new to keep me off of e-bay.
Ron
 
Old 03-27-2005, 04:09 AM   #5
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modem help

Modem Help

Here are some notes made to myself on the road to getting internet connected with Linux....hope it helps.

Using MDK 10.0
Just got on line with Amigo AMI-IA56 internal PCI dialup modem with Intel 536ep chipset. ( google for it)


1. Your ISP must play nice w/Linux (call them)...mine didn't (AOL) , had to change ISP.

2. I guess you know that DSL thru LAN (NIC) connection is easiest. No drivers. Took about 4 minutes.

3. Next easiest is dialup with external serial (NOT USB) modem. Google for Best DATA or US Robotics ($20 - $65). No drivers. Takes about 5-10 min. to configure in Kppp. I bought one for the kid's PC at thrift store. ($4). Everyone's getting rid of older 56k ser. modems. (they work with linux and are faster than some internal PCI modems)

4. More difficult is internal PCI modem requiring drivers (which includes both soft and hardware modems) You must determine whether your modem is a softmodem or a hardware modem. If you insist on installing an internal PCI modem, be prepared to search for drivers. It could take 1 day or three weeks depending on lots of variables. Also, do not expect much tech support from the modem manufacturer, even if the modem is listed as being linux compatible.
Check here --> http://www.linmodems.org
or here --> http://www.modemsite.com

Of course I chose the most difficult install. This was my tutorial to myself after successful install.
I cannot guarantee any success with your setup:

my setup:
Mandrake 10.0 download.
KDE3.2
Konqueror
2.6.3-7 kernel
Amigo AMI-IA56 internal hdwr PCI modem w/Intel 536ep chipset ($20)

Intel 536ep modem install for Mandrake 10.0

Install modem in PC
make sure kernel source is installed by the following:
(you must have your install cd's ready)
open a terminal>logon as root(su)>enter password>then type:
# urpmi kernel-source


Must use EXACT drivers for EXACT modem for EXACT kernel version.
Use the intel 536ep 4.69-mdk10-up.tgz file from Intel site. Drivers on modem disk are outdated (they are for kernel 2.4.x)
Use GUI to create empty folder in /home/user/ ....named Intel
copy .tgz file to folder using GUI
unzip the file by one of the following methods:
In terminal:
# tar -zxvf <filename>.tgz
the file will be unzipped into a new folder in the Intel folder

OR

In the GUI (Konqueror) right click the .tgz file>choose actions>choose extract here. Again, new folder will be created in Intel folder.
Use whichever method DOES NOT impose locked permissions on the unzipped files.
Follow instructions in the readme created in the unzipped folder.
Go back to terminal:
move into the directory created by the unzip action by:
# cd <filename directory>
# make clean
# make 536
#make install
reboot PC
this will create a /dev/modem/ link. Use this setting in the Kppp dialer.

The Kppp dialer is a completely different project once you have loaded the drivers. If you need help, I will try to post, but am still experimenting with modem commands...... ...slower connect speeds (28800 - 45000) actually give the best combination of speed AND stability.
Good luck
 
Old 03-27-2005, 05:46 AM   #6
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I had same problems with my 536ep modem and I've found the solution for my Mandrake 10.1.

This works for drivers:
intel-536EP-2.56.76.0
intel-536ep-4.69
intel-536ep-4.69-mdk10-up

1) in konsole login as root

2) if there is folder /usr/src/version_kernel/.tmp_versions and file /usr/src/version_kernel/.__modpost.cmd delete them. Rest don't touch

3) unpack the driver file and go into it's folder (for example intel-536EP-2.56.76.0-mdk10-UP) and type “make clean”

4) go to the folder coredrv and in file coredrv.c insert “//” on start of lines 295-297 so they should look like this:

// case PM_SAVE_STATE:
// printk(KERN_WARNING”Saving power state is not implemented\n”);
// break;

those 3 lines are useless so can be commented and compiling will work

5) back to folder intel-536EP-2.56.76.0-mdk10-UP and type "make 536".

6) then "make install"

hope this would work for you
 
Old 03-28-2005, 11:40 AM   #7
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THANKS

Thanks to both of you. I just got back from a day off and got your message, after a posted a new request that asks for what it looks like you have given me, the basic steps.
I shall go try right away.
Ron
 
Old 03-28-2005, 12:52 PM   #8
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still problem

I reaally do not get my probelm!!

Ok, I have unzipped the file. It is in its own little folder in root, just where the instructions above took me.
I go back to terminal--I try to move into the directory by typing "cd intel536Ep-2.56.76.1"
just as directed and it keeps telling me there is no such command.

Is there something else, my log in name, root, $ IS. ????????
ROn?
 
Old 03-28-2005, 03:30 PM   #9
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For Trio 3

Intel 536ep modem install for Mandrake 10.0

Install modem in PC
make sure kernel source is installed by the following:
(you must have your install cd's ready)
open a terminal>logon as root(su)>enter password>then type:
# urpmi kernel-source

A bit more help needed here
There are no cd's for the modem, only for Windows.

What I did try was to open terminal then in root
typed in # urpmi 2.6.7
and a whole variety of other options including Linux 2.6.7
and always got a command error message.
What am I not seeing correctly?
I do get error message if I try to install without the kernal message also.

Thanks for helping
Ron
 
Old 03-28-2005, 03:32 PM   #10
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Re: still problem

Quote:
Originally posted by kapalka

Ok, I have unzipped the file. It is in its own little folder in root, just where the instructions above took me.
I go back to terminal--I try to move into the directory by typing "cd intel536Ep-2.56.76.1"
just as directed and it keeps telling me there is no such command.
Have you checked your path?
Maybe you are not in right folder when trying "cd" command.
Try "ls" to list files nad folders in folder where you are...
 
Old 03-28-2005, 03:42 PM   #11
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Re: For Trio 3

Quote:
Originally posted by kapalka
Intel 536ep modem install for Mandrake 10.0

A bit more help needed here
There are no cd's for the modem, only for Windows.
I think Trio3b thought on Mandrake instalation cd's. You will need them for installing the kernel source.

If u have troubles with #urpmi command try to go to Mandrake control center --> install and search for kernel-source. Select package you need and you will be asked to insert installation cd's in your cd drive...

hope this helps
 
  


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