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Old 06-05-2003, 06:28 PM   #1
philb2k
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Mandrake and Conexant winmodem


Went to Conexant Site, downloaded HCF driver, installed per the instructions. HCFConfig says my modem is to be found under /dev/ttySHCF0. Go to Mandrake Control Center Hardware Configurator, and Winmodem shows up under ?Other. No module is shown when I click on it. Go to Network Config section tell it to autodetect Winmodem and it does not find it. Tried telling it detect regular modem and pointed it to /Dev/modem and that did not work either. Go back into Hardware Config in Mandrake Control Center, check the option at the bottom to autodetect modem, and now a modem shows up in list, but nothing appears when I click on it. Winmodem still showing up under ?Other. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the rpm several times, but with same result. I would appreciate some other things to try at this point . (Yes I am already considering getting an external modem) , but would like to get the winmodem running if I could...its a challenge, and I'm weird that way!!

Cheers,

Phil
 
Old 06-05-2003, 06:33 PM   #2
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Haha, you'll kick yourself for this, it's so easy, and I've done it before.
Just install Kppp from the KDEbase on your cd, and tada, a nice easy dialer which'll work fine
The MCC never seemed to work for me, but Kppp's fine. Just know if your isp uses PAP or CHAP.

Any problems, try running hcfpciconfig again, as root or otherwise.
 
Old 06-05-2003, 06:35 PM   #3
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You should have a symbolic link, /dev/modem pointing /dev/ttySHCF0

Linux is case sensitive, so /Dev/modem will fail.

# Modem and connection troubleshooting
Is it a PCI card? Find info about PCI cards with /cat/proc/pci
Modem NHFs
Modem HOWTO
Linmodems.org
Conexant/Rockwell modem HOWTO
Troubleshooting ISP Connection Problems
Connecting to AOL with Linux

# Mandrake links
Mandrake home page
Mandrake Users website
Easy urpmi config for Mandrake
urpmi mini-HOWTO
Easy software management: Red Carpet
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
You didn't install the developmental packages? As root, command:
urpmi gcc
Install Midnight Commander by commanding:
urpmi mc

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Old 06-05-2003, 10:58 PM   #4
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KPPP did the trick, although had to go hunting for it on cd 3. Posting this thru Mozilla. Woohoo!! .

Thank you!!

BTW is there a Linux mail client that will let you view mail headers on the server and choose which to download?

Cheers,

Phil
 
Old 06-06-2003, 10:55 AM   #5
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If you're using IMAP Evolution does this. Maybe KMail too, but not sure.
 
Old 06-06-2003, 03:13 PM   #6
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Why hunt for .rpm files on cds when you can use the Install Software link in your menu or MCC to launch RpmDrake which knows exactly what rpm is where and will install it with one click?
 
Old 06-07-2003, 10:48 AM   #7
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I tried using the MCC Software installer but it did not find KPPP in the list. I suspect that the Software Installer from the menu is the same program. Not sure if this is a feature of Mandrake 9.1

Cheers

Phil
 
Old 06-08-2003, 04:18 PM   #8
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You didnt? It should be the same thing (turn off embedded mode in the MCC to see it's identical). Maybe you told it you didnt have a cd at install, and thus it removed that cd as a valid source for rpms. Check the Software Sources Manager to see if the cds are all still listed.
 
Old 06-09-2003, 08:20 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by fancypiper
[B]You should have a symbolic link, /dev/modem pointing /dev/ttySHCF0

Linux is case sensitive, so /Dev/modem will fail.
how do i change what dev/modem points to? I'm a newbie
 
Old 06-09-2003, 08:30 PM   #10
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rm /dev/modem
ln -s /dev/ttySHCF0 /dev/modem

The install script should have that done for you IIRC

Become a non-newbie by RTFM

Download these and
Linux Newbie Administrator Guide
Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition

Last edited by fancypiper; 06-09-2003 at 08:32 PM.
 
Old 06-09-2003, 09:20 PM   #11
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fancypiper--

Maybe I'm just real thick, but I need to know exactly what I type on the command line, and in what directory in need to be in when I type it to make this work.
 
Old 06-09-2003, 09:35 PM   #12
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I am ssuming you are in X and your user's account. Open an x terminal and type these commands. I pasted my x term contents so you could see the prompt changes
Quote:
[phil@uilleann phil]$ su -
Password:
[root@uilleann root]# rm /dev/modem
[root@uilleann root]# ln -s /dev/ttySHCF0 /dev/modem
[root@uilleann root]#
 
Old 06-09-2003, 10:00 PM   #13
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IT WORKED!!!!


I am now browsing the internet for the first time using Linux.... this is truly a historical moment......


Thanks fancypiper

Can I also just say that I love LinuxQuestions.org!....there I said it.

Last edited by brimbleshoes; 06-09-2003 at 10:03 PM.
 
Old 06-09-2003, 10:15 PM   #14
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I felt the same way but I tossed the crap modem in the trash can and bought a cheap $14 external modem. Flashing LEDs just can't be beat.

I know it will work on all OS I want to try.

Peace of mind, knowing I have real honest-to-GNU hardware, not stuff that steals my cpu cycles.

I can use those better with ./configure;make;make install any day.
 
  


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