Linux - SoftwareThis forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
Iīm a newbie using linux. I installed a winlinux dristribution, that is a modification of Slackware distribution. My mother board has a "winmodem" integrated and i dowload the pctel.zip to install the driver. I followed the instructions in the zip file, and i read some od the advice on a previos question in the forum but i couldnīt make it work.
When i just installed linux, the modem dialer (kppp) said a message that the modem was busy, after installing the hsp56 pctel driver, the message says that the modem is busy. Does anyone knows what else can i do? I just donīt know what else to do.
If you have a problem with a linmodem then I have probably experienced it!
The first thing is to make sure that you know that the driver you downloaded is the correct one. The PCTEL driver is for HSP modems. You seem pretty adament that it is the right one so it probably is.
Now, it is not just a case of insmod the driver. Once it is successfully loaded you need to configure the port which the modem is loaded to. Mine was com 15 in Linux (or ttyS15). To find that out just type in a terminal window
#setserial -agv /dev/ttyS*
and you will see a list of /dev/ttyS* files. Find the one which says communications device or something of that sort. This is where the modem is installed. You may know where it is anyway through windows.
The important thing is to make sure that the information is correct, and that includes the port, irq and I/O information. If is it not (again check in windoze), then you need to change it using the setserial command.
If that information is correct then you need to make sure that there is a symbolic link between /dev/modem and /dev/ttyS15 so type:
ln -sf /dev/ttyS15 /dev/modem
One more thing is that you make sure that both /dev/modem and /dev/ttys15 are available to all users, so type
chmod 666 /dev/modem (and then /dev/ttyS15 if necessary)
Make sure kppp is set for /dev/modem.
The error message means that the modem is not detected.
If you dont get anywhere post back with what you can do, but what goes wrong.
I tried using the setserial command and it displayed 4 tttysī: ttyS0, ttyS1, ttyS2, ttyS3. None of them said about communication device. " of them said that was using irq 3 and the other 2 said that they were using irq 4.
The next thing that i did, was to configure the 4 ttysī in my kppp. When i used ttyS0 sent me a message that the modem canīt be opened, and when i tried the others, a message that the modem was busy was sent.
If someone can tell whatīs going on now, iņīd really appreciate. Maybe i did something wrong before this, i donīt know. Is there any way yo know if everything is correctly installed?
You may need to give yourself the ability to access the file from your username, not root (who owns the file). Is com1 where your modem resides? If so then you need to type the following to give yourself access to that file:
chmod 666 /dev/ttyS0
This should allow you to connect (assuming that you have insmod the driver first)
To check to see if the modem driver is installed just type:
as root user and you will be given a list of modules which have are available. My driver is called pctel, so that is what I see in the list.
Cragstar... i did it once again... and is still the same... I check my windows modem configuration, after i read your last note.... Itīs not the same...
in windows, my modem is installed on com4 and itņs on 2E8 adresss with an interruption of 3. In linux is installed like:/dev/ttyS15, line 15, UART: undefined, port 0xde00, IRQ: 10
Baud_base: 115200, close_delay: 50, divisor: 0
closing_wait:3000, closing_wait2: infinite
but i donīt know how to change this configuration.. what can i do?
I'm pretty convinced that winmodems are the root of all evil in the universe. I use FreeBSD 5.1 and unfortunately my Compaq 5001SR came with a gods-be-damned HSP56 WinModem... Needless to say it has about as much chance of getting me to the internet as my pet python does. If anybody has some info regarding a linux driver port, or some other resource, I'd be grateful.