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Old 07-08-2004, 02:11 PM   #1
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Modem won't connect


Thanks for your help with my gaphics problem, now maybe you can help me with my modem one!
I have a PCI modem called the Intel 536EP DataFax Modem. As far as I know, this is not a "WinModem". It is an actual hardware card which I installed myself. The trouble is, when I try to connect, everything goes fine until I get to a step that says, "Waiting for carrier" in the log. It waits for a while, then prints, "NO CARRIER" and hangs up, then it starts over again. I don't get it, I've gone over it again and again and all the settings are right for dialup (password, username, number...) What's wrong?
 
Old 07-08-2004, 03:10 PM   #2
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Modem Problem

hello


well ur problem is simple "NO CARRIER" mean that the modem is not getting line check ur connection or cable again



regards
 
Old 07-09-2004, 06:13 AM   #3
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Well I can't imagaine why it can't find the line when Windows uses the same one without any trouble.
 
Old 07-09-2004, 08:21 AM   #4
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Problem Solved now

Ok well u said that your not having any problem with the line coz u have already used the same line with the windows....ok it shows that you have not yed configured your modem properly
 
Old 07-09-2004, 05:32 PM   #5
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Okay what should I do? What exactly is wrong?
 
Old 07-09-2004, 06:51 PM   #6
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I have the same modem chipset (intel 536ep is the chipset used under many mfrs names of internal pci modems) Actually I have two different PCI modems using that chipset. In 10 distros I have had NO luck getting it to work (on some I can connect, and even maintain the connection, but any attempt to input like in a form box, locks the system). I have several sets of drivers for linux from the two mfrs, and looking recently it seems they have withdrawn the linux ones. I would upload to my webspace if you like to try them. Good Luck. Although officially a newbie, I have been at the linux for awhile and had no joy with this winmodem (and yes, one mfr claimed it to be a hardware modem-maybe it is possible for the chipset to go either way, that I don't know enough about that). I have two external modems, an oldie and new one and no problems. Unless you are really strapped for cash, it isn't worth the aggravation of trying to get one to work, IMHO
 
Old 07-10-2004, 06:00 AM   #7
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There's a great little used computer store near where I live. I'll just go get a new (old) modem for Linux! Thanks a lot. Can you tell me any specific models I should NOT get?
 
Old 07-10-2004, 06:20 AM   #8
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I have an intel model 537-ep
it is in fact a winmodem
but, intel makes drivers for it
for a direct link to the uncompiled drivers: go here
http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scri...7&DwnldID=6497

for a link to ALL the drivers (uncompiled/binaries)
go here:
http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scri...*&submit=Go%21

<EDIT> btw: I got my Intel 537ep drivers to work fine! The 536 should be no different, just make sure you have the kernel source installed, it's very easy to compile them.

Last edited by scuzzman; 07-10-2004 at 06:21 AM.
 
Old 07-10-2004, 12:06 PM   #9
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Scuzz, would be great if I could get either one of these winmodems going for a spare box or two. Thanks much for the links! The modems are just sitting gathering dust while I have two boxes that I would like to put some lightweight 2.4 kernel distros on. Will let you know what happens. I don't know why encore and the other mfr pulled the linux drivers for this chipset. At least they were nowhere to be found a few months ago on their sites. I tried what I had on knoppix and compiling failed. On kanotix modem couldn't be initialized. And on Lindows of all things it was recognized, even connected but locked the system. I believe I also had go's on Morphix and gnoppix, debian-based all and maybe that's what is making it so much harder.

Plant, I still think you can't go wrong with a nice external (I believe serial interface is preferred for linux over usb) and I at least had no trouble with either of mine. One ancient Practical Peripherals and a new Actiontec. My 2.6 kernel knoppix has no trouble either.

Just make sure it has its own controller, I seem to remember USB ones that didn't so I guess that made them external winmodems of a sort.
 
Old 07-10-2004, 12:07 PM   #10
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Well, thanks for showing me this, now I hate to say it, but I'm not entirely sure how to do this...
1. The readme says I need:
Quote:
4. KERNEL SOURCE HEADERS FOR THE KERNEL YOU ARE RUNNING. and programming development tools installed as well
Huh? what?

2.
Quote:
3. cd into the directory it created.
4. Type: make clean
5. Type: make 536
6. Type: make install
What is "cd"? Is this to be done in text only mode, or can I do it in Konsole?

Hmmm... maybe this isn't so hard, actually. I'm just not sure.
 
Old 07-10-2004, 12:35 PM   #11
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Plant, first off if you are using running suse 9.0, seems you would want the download from this link http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scri...7&DwnldID=6508
from the readme:
6 steps to install
1. login as ROOT
2. extract the archive into a directory with "tar -zxvf <archivename>.tgz"
3. cd into the directory it created.
4. Type: make clean
5. Type: make 536
6. Type: make install

Step #2 creates a folder that is likely to be called intel536-4.68-s90-up if you use the suse download linked above.

"cd" is the command to change to that directory (folder) you just created, for instance:

cd /home/whatevertheusername/whereuextracted/intel536-4.68-s90-up
 
Old 07-10-2004, 12:46 PM   #12
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and in answer to your question #1, kernel source headers for what you are running is essential when you compile things like this.

If you have a need to get online before you are comfortable getting into these areas, again I would recommend to get an external modem to get you connected with the least fuss.

OTOH, this is a great way to learn and get your hands dirty so to speak - you will just need to do a bit more reading up on some of these basics.
 
Old 07-13-2004, 05:05 PM   #13
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I'm trying to compile these drivers but the shell keeps saying "make: command not found." I tryed the ./configure command, but it said "./configure: no such file" What's wrong?
 
Old 07-13-2004, 05:20 PM   #14
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make: command not found

install your distro's development tools (g++,gcc,gdb,etc)

Last edited by scuzzman; 07-13-2004 at 05:23 PM.
 
Old 07-14-2004, 04:09 AM   #15
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Since you are using SuSE, there is another way: Just type
Code:
kppp
in a terminal. That will start a program which lets you widely control the connection and displays the out-/ingoing data.

Attention: You have to set it up first, though. I use for my modem three initialization strings called in kppp Init1, Init2 Init3:
Code:
ATZ
AT Q0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
ATM1
They are shown here, so you don't have to dig into your machine's bowels

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