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Old 10-02-2001, 06:36 PM   #1
tux9
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Yet more modem trouble from tux9


(I wrote the post "Modem Troubles")

I have installed SuSE Linux 7.2 Personal on my Packard Bell Easy One laptop and, unsurprisingly, cannot use my internal modem. Here is the spec:

Distribution: SuSE Linux 7.2 Personal
Kernel: 2.4.4
Brand and model of modem: Lucent Win Modem
c:\windows\system\WDMMDMLD.VXD
c:\windows\system\VMM32.VXD (vcomm.vxd)
Bus: PCI
Chipset:
Bus 0, device 6, function 0:
Class 0780: PCI device 11c1:0450 (rev 0).
IRQ 5
Master Capable. Latency=54. Min Gnt=252. Max Lat=14.
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xe8000000 [0xe80000ff]
I/O at 0x1010 [0x1017]
I/O at 0x1400 [0x14ff]

Vendor ID: 11c1
Device ID: 0450
Subvendor: 1033
Revision: 00
FCC ID: H8N TA1-34687-M5-E

Thank goodness I am using Lucent which is supported!

I have downloaded http://linmodems.org/linux586.zip and followed the instructions:

1 download file
2 unzip linux586.zip
3 su (enter root password when prompted)
4 ./ltinst

It creates a file /dev/ttyS14 and a link to the file, /dev/modem. Unfortunately, I can still not use the modem to connect with! I am using KInternet to try an connect with. The error log just shows:

cannot find /dev/ttyS14

I am also running Windows ME on the same laptop (Lilo is on a floppy to let me boot to Linux). Is there any way I can copy the config details in the Windows modem config file to the Linux config file? If so, how?

Thanks!

tux9
 
Old 10-03-2001, 07:19 AM   #2
isajera
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there's a more recent driver available at
www.sfu.ca/~cth/ltmodem/

- think they're up to the 6.0 version, with bugfixes over the 5.86 version.

i can't remember offhand if your chipset (0450) is one of the supported ones... i'm pretty sure it is, but i'll need to go back and double check.

there's no real way to port the settings from windows over to linux... so, no easy fix there.

i'd suggest that you try to use wvdial first before using Kinternet or kppp - i just trust the command line more .
 
  


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