what do i do after installing the linmodem driver?
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linmodems are testy things... there isn't much good news we can give you about them. if you're getting any error messages or specific problems, let us know, and we'll help as much as we can. make sure you have the driver number correct - it needs to be exact. iirc, the heby driver comes with a HOWTO - are you getting stuck at any point in it?
i just compiled the newest source file thingy from heby.de and installed the modules and all *seemed* to go well,
ls -l /dev/modem
says the modem is linked to ttyLT0, which it's supposed to do i think, according to the how-to manual at the site.
but it still isn't detected in the internet config wizard, and when i type in /dev/ttyLT0 in the appropriate gap on the next screen, and go to activate the modem, it just says "unable to activate device" or something of the like.
am i missing a step/several steps, or has something gone wrong with the driver install?
to be honest, i don't know what that means or what to do from there.
if i try putting ttyLT0 in the appropriate box in the internet config wizard (it unsurprisingly, isn't in the drop-down box) and activate the device it says "cannot activate the device" or something of the like.
how do i get from ttyLT0 to ttySx?
sorry, i need step by step instructions, i'm a total and utter noob.
The modem drivers are NOT loaded on boot up, but are loaded on demand (typically by ppp initiation), thanks to the lines added by ./autoload to /etc/modules.conf:
# lt_drivers: autoloading and insertion parameter usage
alias char-major-62 lt_serial
alias /dev/tts/LT0 lt_serial
alias /dev/modem lt_serial
# The next line is a syntax example, rarely needed, to automate parameter usage during lt_drivers insertion.
# options lt_modem vendor_id=0x115d device_id=0x0420 Forced=3,0x130,0x2f8
# section for lt_drivers ends
Distribution: RH 6.2, Gen2, Knoppix,arch, bodhi, studio, suse, mint
when i set up an ltmodem a while back, the
directory where the code was had something
like ltinst1 and ltinst2, where one would set up
the module to autoload, and the device LT0 and
make a symlink "modem" pointing to it.
Look at the readme in the directory where you extracted
the code to see. i think you run build_module, then ltinst2, and
then you're done.
you access your modem by /dev/modem or
edit: i think its actually /dev/ttyLT0
put the whole device path in the box.
Linmodems are simple ... I think the heby.de site is for Lucent winmodems.
(Lucent Apollo and Mars chipsets) Check first with lspci command - as someone above suggested.
1. In a terminal, type: uname -a
This will identify the exact kernel that you are running. ie when I installed
RH8.0, the kernel was 2.4.18-14. After I installed the Red Hat updates, this
included an update of the kernel. Using 'uname -a' now results in the
2. Go to www.heby.de/ltmodem and select your Red Hat distribution. Select the latest drivers ie the set of 8.26a9. Find the correct rpm that matches your kernel and cpu. It will be either the 2.4.18-14 or 2.4.18-18.8.0 for RH8.0 and with your i686. The download is only about 350k.
3. Install the rpm with the following command as root:
rpm -ivh --force --nodeps ltmodem-kv_2.4.19_4GB-8.22a5-1.i386.rpm
(that was the filename for the SuSE driver, but replace the filename with the
driver you download.)
4. It should now be working - hopefully. Maybe restart the computer and try
using kppp. Set up your linmodem as /dev/modem. Should now be working.
5. If that fails, maybe have a look in the "System Settings" and "Network"
and set up the modem in there. Also maybe use the command: 'minicom -s' and setup the modem as /dev/modem in 'serial port setup'.
BTW - the files from heby.de are .rpm. This means that you do not have to unpack it or compile or make them. Just get go straight ahead and install it with the rpm command.
(The source of the file has already been compiled for your kernel by somebody else and subsequently converted it to a rpm. ... that is why there are so many rpm's on the heby.de website. You have to match the kernel.)