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Old 09-09-2007, 08:55 AM   #1
mykrob
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setting up a USB slmodem


Hi-

Running Kubuntu Feisty on a friend's computer. WHere he lives, only dialup is available. WE bought a USB Best Data modem, which is a Smart LInk modem, should work usin the slmodem driver. I have compiled the most recent slmodem driver, and have at least got the power light to come on on the modem. lsusb shows it is recognized...

Now,iam trying to set it up to use, and KPPP cannot open the device, which is at /dev/slusb0.

Can someone help me get this modem set up correctly? I need the device to be created automatically at boot so all the user needs to do is open KPPPand connect.

thanks,
-myk
 
Old 09-09-2007, 11:06 AM   #2
Ome_Roel
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Good afternoon, i also had the same problem but was able to fix it with


mknod /dev/usb/ttyACM0 c 166 0
mknod /dev/usb/ttyACM1 c 166 1
mknod /dev/usb/ttyACM2 c 166 2
mknod /dev/usb/ttyACM3 c 166 3


By entering these commands in your shell as #Root/Sudo, Kppp will show you the USBmodem.

But after the reboot the modem is gone.

I fixed this by editing the rc.local which is a file in the folder
/etc

This file is executed after all other init.d tasks.

If you add the above commands in that file, the modem will be visible for Kppp after you reboot.

Yours Kindly

Roel
 
Old 09-09-2007, 11:07 AM   #3
tommytomthms5
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so let me get this straight you got lights to come on and blink but cant get it to "work" right.... i just have a stupid question people can yell at me later but why did you go with usb and not internal is it on a laptop?? most laptops have them built in....


edit the guy above me has a point but the file is

/etc/init.d/rc.local

Last edited by tommytomthms5; 09-09-2007 at 11:11 AM.
 
Old 09-09-2007, 08:05 PM   #4
mykrob
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i have an internal modem, an Agere winmodem.. I installed the kernel modules for LTmodem.. i can get the modem to dial and attempt a handshake, but never complete the connection. I tried a serial modem by Best Data, and Kubuntu would not detect it. The HCL here at Linux Questions said the Best data USB modem would work with the slmodem module. That's why I bought it, because it was confirmed to work...

If someone can provide me with an internal modem model that DEFINITELY works with Kubuntu Feisty, I will take back the USB modem and order an internal right away.

Also, can you provide a brief explanation of what the commands listed do?

Thanks,
-myk

thanks,
-myk
 
Old 09-10-2007, 11:25 AM   #5
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Also, can you provide a brief explanation of what the commands listed do?

mknod /dev/usb/ttyACM0 c 166 0


This command will make a "node" point where the kernel can communicate by with the modem. The option 166 means that its a modem.

So if you enter these commands, Kppp should list the ttyACM* in the modem list.

Yk Ome_Roel
 
  


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