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Old 02-07-2007, 12:24 PM   #1
TheExtremist
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Need Help With Modem Setup...


Hello, This is my first post and I already have a question

It's about my modem: Agere Systems PCI Soft Modem

I'm runing Slackware 11.0 and i'm trying to set dial-up connection.

In winxp it says that modem is attached on com port 3, Typing lspci in Slack shell gives this info:
http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/9901/62616983dh2.jpg

I used this setup in KPPP:
http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/3130/36592898nx0.jpg

Then i did query modem command and got this:
http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/1435/96965749zk6.jpg

And this:
http://img45.imageshack.us/img45/9166/13319115ao3.jpg

After that i setup parameters for my provider, enterd my username and pass, click connect and i got this message: Modem Ready, Initializing Modem.... and there it stops.. it stays forever on initializing modem..
http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/2870/75196136ip1.jpg

What did I do wrong ?


PS: Also how do I install driver for graphic card... it got .run extension, and in read me says i should use sh command but it doesn't work...

Code:
Driver name is : NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1.run,
i have exited kde with telinit 1 command, 
but when i run sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1.run it doesn't work...
 
Old 02-07-2007, 03:42 PM   #2
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For the Agere, you will need to compile drivers, make sure to have kernel-source or headers. Go to http://linmodems.org and click on scanModem, on the page that shows up, read how to use it and click on it's link again to download it. It will produce a folder in the same directory scanModem is executed in called "Modem". In there will be all the info you need such as:

What steps need to be taken to compile.
Where to get source code.
Where to get assistance from maintainers with superior expert knowledge if required.

And allot more useful info such as setting/configuring up wvdial etc. etc. etc.

Last edited by Junior Hacker; 02-07-2007 at 03:44 PM.
 
Old 02-07-2007, 03:48 PM   #3
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For the graphics card, there is info in this thread, read my long post and the one underneath.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=522183

Last edited by Junior Hacker; 02-07-2007 at 03:50 PM.
 
Old 02-07-2007, 08:05 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Junior Hacker
For the Agere, you will need to compile drivers, make sure to have kernel-source or headers. Go to http://linmodems.org and click on scanModem, on the page that shows up, read how to use it and click on it's link again to download it. It will produce a folder in the same directory scanModem is executed in called "Modem". In there will be all the info you need such as:

What steps need to be taken to compile.
Where to get source code.
Where to get assistance from maintainers with superior expert knowledge if required.

And allot more useful info such as setting/configuring up wvdial etc. etc. etc.
I have did all that... downloaded, extracted, and when i try this
./scanModem I got following error:

Code:
./scanModem: line 5198: unexpected EOF while looking for matching ``'
./scanModem: line 5210: syntax error: unexpected end of file
 
Old 02-07-2007, 09:05 PM   #5
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Wow
I've never seen or heard of it doing that, did you check the archives link in the first sentence at http://linmodems.org for a similar case.

Did you run that as root from same directory?
Did you issue the "chmod a+x scanModem" step?
Slack is installed right, not Live CD?
Do you know the number on the chip on this modem?

I took a quick peek at some of the archives and seen the word agere in some threads in January, it did'nt look good, not to say it will be the same as yours. Here is one of them, at the top in "Subject" is the make and model of the agere modem, hopefully it's not the same.

http://linmodems.org/cgi-bin/ezmlm-c...jjagmdjdijlcpa

In any event, I think you should cruise the archives and do a little research if you can't get scanModem to work. If you are using kernel 2.6.17.13, I would think it is supported but that's just (think), which one should not put money on. Agere bought out Lucent Tech. and I believe they use the mars DSP chip set, so it would be safe to assume you would need the martian kit available here:

http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/pack...em/kernel-2.6/

If you run out of time, patience, or ideas you may want to try it but I would do a little research first.
 
Old 02-09-2007, 07:28 AM   #6
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yes I did everything, here:

Code:
root@darkstar:~# gunzip scanModem.gz
root@darkstar:~# chmod +x scanModem
root@darkstar:~# ./scanModem

 From http://linmodems.technion.ac.il , get a recent update of scanModem,
 if this copy was not there obtained. There are weekly updates.
 Updated on: 2007_Jan_22

./scanModem: line 5198: unexpected EOF while looking for matching ``'
./scanModem: line 5210: syntax error: unexpected end of file
root@darkstar:~#
And that's it...
 
Old 02-09-2007, 07:43 AM   #7
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I had an agree modem and after trying a couple of times to get it working I removed and replaced it with an external serial modem. I've read quite a few articles and none of them have anything good to say about agree modems. If you want to stay with an internal modem check to make sure the factory has a linux driver for the modem or your distro will support. If you buy a cheap modem and then have to buy a driver to get max speed you're not saving any money.
 
Old 02-09-2007, 08:07 AM   #8
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As I found through a little research, and as Larry points out, your modem may not be supported in a Linux system. Dig into it in the archives I suggested, or turn face, get another modem.


PS: Larry, you're a lucky one livin' where you live. God loves Texas

Last edited by Junior Hacker; 02-09-2007 at 04:28 PM.
 
Old 02-09-2007, 05:57 PM   #9
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TheExtremist

Plz. Accept my apologies

I cannot send out e-mail with evolution, there is a unsolved problem there, so I'll give you the low-down here.

What I mean by turn face is to look at another modem. For pci modems,
allot of modems on the shelf out here have an Intel 537EP chip which can
be installed on 32bit systems not 64bit, but Intel has stopped
supporting Linux sometime ago so the source still works on most but not
all. The pci ESS or Pctel's still have a maintainer and are fairly easy
to install. Most people now go with USB modems, not sure which is the
best there, possibly a few questions via Google might help, and those
archives, as allot of folks don't know how to read so they run the
scanModem tool and send the output to these maintainers and the
maintainers tell them how to install it, the threads where the
individual never asked any more questions after that are the ones that
you should consider as they got it installed easy enough. there is also
a Hardware compatibility list somewhere in the Linux community but I
don't know where as I quit referring to it years ago because it seemed to be behind the times.
I have about 8 pci modems, so far the ones mentioned above I've been
able to install on Mandrake 10.2 with kernel 2.6.11.6mdk. If memory
serves me correctly your Slack has 2.6.17 or 18, the higher the kernel
version, the harder it is to get the pci modems installed it seems. The only pci
modem that can be installed on 64bit is the older agere/LT with the mars
chip. I suggest looking at a USB modem, do a little research to make
sure to get one that will be supported for all 2.6 kernels. It's hard to
guess which one is the best because most people that have the best never
say anything because it works without problems. The only ones you hear
about are the "bastards", pardon my french. Maybe ask here at LQ through the search in the main menu on the right or start a new thread asking for opinions.

Good luck.
 
Old 02-09-2007, 07:01 PM   #10
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Forgot to mention:

Of the three Lt/agere modems I have with the mars DSP chip have these two indentification numbers on the chip, they are supported using the martian kit described above.

1646T00 & 1648T00
 
  


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