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Old 08-24-2005, 06:54 PM   #16
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Can PCI modems also be WINmodems? Not sure but just a thought.

If yes, then the easiest thing to do would be get an external serial modem. Otherwise, www.linmodems.org or www.linuxant.com are two places to start looking.
 
Old 08-24-2005, 07:17 PM   #17
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I dont think that my modem is a Winmodem... But... I am not 100% I tried some of the recommended test, but I still am not sure. The only reason that I dont think it is, is that my modem has a HSF chipset... I dont know if that means anything, but that is all I have
 
Old 08-24-2005, 07:23 PM   #18
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Quote:
Originally posted by danimalz
Just to let you know, I am also very new to linux.

I don't know much about programming, scripting, etc., but i have successfully
compiled maybe a dozen different kernels. I very much recommend that you
go thru the process at some point, you will learn so much about your system, and linux itself.
I agree... I think I may have successfully compiled my kernel, but I'm just not sure. How do I know, and I also seem to several build directories??? (as I chuckle)

Is there anything I can do that will tell me if anything I did worked / and is right?
 
Old 08-24-2005, 07:49 PM   #19
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Well, I think you would know if you did...

... anyway, do

uname -a

..and

ls -al /boot

let me see what's there...
 
Old 08-24-2005, 09:47 PM   #20
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I'm not sure if this will help... I say this because I crashed my system trying to compile my kernel the first time, so I did a re-install, then a new compile... I think...

Now, let me ask you this... You said that "I would know" if I did it right... What are some indications of a correct compile vs. an incorrect compile... And what is up with my several "build" directories... They are everywhere...



[root@localhost ~]# uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 #1 Sun Aug 21 21:39:57 EDT 2005 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
[root@localhost ~]# ls -al/boot
ls: invalid option -- /
Try `ls --help' for more information.
[root@localhost ~]# ls -al /boot
total 7722
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 1024 Aug 21 21:59 .
drwxr-xr-x 26 root root 4096 Aug 24 22:25 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 50848 Jun 2 23:06 config-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 Aug 21 22:01 grub
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1949683 Aug 21 22:01 initrd-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4.img
drwx------ 2 root root 12288 Aug 21 14:22 lost+found
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 94600 Mar 28 17:08 memtest86+-1.55.1
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 28 Aug 21 21:59 System.map -> System.map-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 916318 Aug 21 21:59 System.map-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 916318 Jun 2 23:06 System.map-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4.old
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 25 Aug 21 21:59 vmlinuz -> vmlinuz-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1951131 Aug 21 21:59 vmlinuz-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1951836 Jun 2 23:06 vmlinuz-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4.old
[root@localhost ~]#
 
Old 08-25-2005, 12:36 AM   #21
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well,

i may be out of my league here....

What i meant about 'you would know' was that if u had compiled a new kernel, you would have had
to install that kernel. I don't know the entire process for Fedora... Anyway, If you went thru the 'make menuconfig' steps,
and all the steps after that, at some point you would have 'named' your kernel. If the result of 'uname -a' shows the name of the
kernel you compiled (and named), then you were successful (in compiling the kernel) and that kernel is running.

The file that is in your /boot dirrectory named

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 50848 Jun 2 23:06 config-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4

seems to be the one that would contain all of the options that you selected during 'make menuconfig'.
During that process, you could select for the modem that your system has installed, and you would
not need to install any modules, the modem should work - if the driver you selected was the correct one.

You can actually examine that file using an editor to see what the selections were.

By the way, can u tell me if the modem in your machine is on-board or if it is installed as a PCI card? You can
tell by looking at the back of the machine. Where do you plug your phone line? Is it into one of the vertical slots? Or is
it plugged into the block of connections that includes the mouse, keyboard, etc....

I feel your pain, i've been there before.
keep at it.
 
Old 08-25-2005, 12:47 AM   #22
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im also unclear on what you mean by 'build' directories...
 
Old 08-25-2005, 08:52 AM   #23
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My modem is a PCI... When I compiled my kernel I used the 'make all' command... I was hoping that I couldn't miss...
I will check out that directory to see if I can find out any more info...

About my 'build' dir... In /usr/src I have a 'Linux' and a 'Linux-2.6.11' directory, and they both have the same directories in them. In my Makefile for my modem, I had to direct it to my 'build' dir... Now I also found another build dir in /lib/modules/ 2.6.11-1369_FC4/build...

They are everywhere...
 
Old 08-25-2005, 11:35 AM   #24
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Originally posted by markw8500
My modem is a PCI... When I compiled my kernel I used the 'make all' command... I was hoping that I couldn't miss...
I will check out that directory to see if I can find out any more info...

About my 'build' dir... In /usr/src I have a 'Linux' and a 'Linux-2.6.11' directory, and they both have the same directories in them. In my Makefile for my modem, I had to direct it to my 'build' dir... Now I also found another build dir in /lib/modules/ 2.6.11-1369_FC4/build...

They are everywhere...
As I us debian, my stuff is just a little bit different; I am not familiar with 'make all'

In your kernel compile, did u ever run 'make menuconfig' ? Again, all of the options that were compiled
into your kernel will be indicated in the config file in /boot

regarding your /usr/src many times there is a 'link' called "linux" that points directly to your kernel source tree which
is "Linux-2.6.11". Here's mine:

ls -al /usr/src

drwxrwsr-x 3 root src 4096 2005-08-06 00:05 .
drwxr-xr-x 12 root root 4096 2005-07-23 22:33 ..
drwxr-sr-x 20 daniel src 4096 2005-08-06 00:03 kernel-source-2.6.8
lrwxrwxrwx 1 daniel src 19 2005-07-25 10:40 linux -> kernel-source-2.6.8

Note the attributes of the file 'linux' it is just a pointer to the directory 'kernel-source-2.6.8'

At this point, i would suggest googling on the modem model number and see if you find
anything that helps. Try also going to the manufacturer site...

Beyond that, im not sure what to try....
 
Old 08-26-2005, 05:56 PM   #25
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Well I hate to say this but I think we have been defeated... As a last resort I e-mailed the manufacturer of my modem, but I did not receive a reply...

Thanks for everyones help...

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