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Old 11-22-2005, 10:58 PM   #1
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PCMCIA modem detect problems Slack-current


I'm having some trouble with a pcmcia card modem on my hp/compaq nc6000 laptop running slackware-current, kernel 2.6.13, and Dropline Gnome.

I had the pcmcia modem card, a USRobotics 56K 1560 modem, working with gnome-ppp on a previous laptop - a Compaq M700. It autodetected fine and I assumed it would work on this laptop also.

I just tested it with Debian-Sid and it works fine - as long as the computer is booted with the card installed, that it.

# cardctl ident
Socket 0:
no product info available
Socket 1:
product info: "U.S. Robotics", "XJ/CC1560", "Megahertz 56kbps Modem"
manfid: 0x0102, 0x002f
function: 2 (serial)
Socket 2:
no product info available

# cardctl info
PRODID_1=""
PRODID_2=""
PRODID_3=""
PRODID_4=""
MANFID=0000,0000
FUNCID=255
PRODID_1="U.S. Robotics"
PRODID_2="XJ/CC1560"
PRODID_3="Megahertz 56kbps Modem"
PRODID_4=""
MANFID=0102,002f
FUNCID=2
PRODID_1=""
PRODID_2=""
PRODID_3=""
PRODID_4=""
MANFID=0000,0000
FUNCID=255


It looks like the computer knows all about the card - except how to find it to dial out. I try to autodetect through Gnome-PPP and it tells me "no modems detected"... ???

Thanks in advance for any replies - you folks are the best.
 
Old 11-23-2005, 05:20 AM   #2
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modems are usually on ports like /dev/ttyS0.

gnome-ppp is using wvdial. try to identify it with:
# wvdialconf

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Old 11-23-2005, 02:19 PM   #3
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First I tried:

#wvdialconf
Usage: wvdialconf <configfile-name>
(create/update a wvdial.conf file automatically)

Then, I tried:

# wvdialconf /etc/wvdial.conf
Scanning your serial ports for a modem.

ttyS0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 -- failed with 2400 baud, next try: 9600 baud
ttyS0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 -- failed with 9600 baud, next try: 115200 baud
ttyS0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 -- and failed too at 115200, giving up.
Port Scan<*1>: S1
ttyS2<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 -- failed with 2400 baud, next try: 9600 baud
ttyS2<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 -- failed with 9600 baud, next try: 115200 baud
ttyS2<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 -- and failed too at 115200, giving up.
Port Scan<*1>: S3
ttyS4<Info>: No such device or address
Port Scan<*1>: S4
ttyS5<Info>: No such device or address
Port Scan<*1>: S5
ttyS6<Info>: No such device or address
Port Scan<*1>: S6
ttyS7<Info>: No such device or address
Port Scan<*1>: S7
ttyS8<Info>: No such device or address
Port Scan<*1>: S8
ttyS9<Info>: No such device or address
Port Scan<*1>: S9
ttyS10<Info>: No such device or address
Port Scan<*1>: S10
ttyS11<Info>: No such device or address
Port Scan<*1>: S11
ttyS12<Info>: No such device or address
Port Scan<*1>: S12
ttyS13<Info>: No such device or address
Port Scan<*1>: S13
ttyS14<Info>: No such device or address
Port Scan<*1>: S14
ttyS15<Info>: No such device or address
Port Scan<*1>: S15
ttyS16<Info>: No such device or address
Port Scan<*1>: S16
ttyS17<Info>: No such device or address
Port Scan<*1>: S17
ttyS18<Info>: No such device or address
Port Scan<*1>: S18
ttyS19<Info>: No such device or address
Port Scan<*1>: S19
ttyS20<Info>: No such device or address
Port Scan<*1>: S20
ttyS21<Info>: No such device or address
Port Scan<*1>: S21
ttyS22<Info>: No such device or address
Port Scan<*1>: S22
ttyS23<Info>: No such device or address
Port Scan<*1>: S23
ttyS24<Info>: No such device or address
Port Scan<*1>: S24
ttyS25<Info>: No such device or address
Port Scan<*1>: S25
ttyS26<Info>: No such device or address
Port Scan<*1>: S26
ttyS27<Info>: No such device or address
Port Scan<*1>: S27
ttyS28<Info>: No such device or address
Port Scan<*1>: S28
ttyS29<Info>: No such device or address
Port Scan<*1>: S29
ttyS30<Info>: No such device or address
Port Scan<*1>: S30
ttyS31<Info>: No such device or address
Port Scan<*1>: S31 SL0
ttyACM0<Info>: No such device or address
Port Scan<*1>: ACM0
ttyACM1<Info>: No such device or address
Port Scan<*1>: ACM1
ttyACM2<Info>: No such device or address
Port Scan<*1>: ACM2
ttyACM3<Info>: No such device or address
Port Scan<*1>: ACM3
ttyUSB0<Info>: No such device or address
Port Scan<*1>: USB0
ttyUSB1<Info>: No such device or address
Port Scan<*1>: USB1


Sorry, no modem was detected! Is it in use by another program?
Did you configure it properly with setserial?

Please read the FAQ at http://open.nit.ca/wvdial/

If you still have problems, send mail to wvdial-list@lists.nit.ca.


Of course, there is no FAQ at http://open.nit.ca/wvdial/....
It's not a serial modem, it's sitting in pcmcia slot 1.
 
Old 11-23-2005, 05:40 PM   #4
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Can you verify that any modules are being loaded for this hardware? You should see an entry in /sbin/lsmod . Seeing as you are running Dropline, you may be able to also get some info out of "hal-device-manager". Please post any info that may be useful in assisting with this. It's better that we know the hardware's chipset than the actual brand and model of pcmcia card.
 
Old 11-23-2005, 11:04 PM   #5
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$ /sbin/lsmod
Module Size Used by
fglrx 256576 7
snd_pcm_oss 48224 0
snd_mixer_oss 17216 1 snd_pcm_oss
lp 9348 0
md5 3648 1
ipv6 243904 8
usbhid 43104 0
usbmouse 4416 0
rtc 10744 0
pcspkr 3224 0
parport_pc 25156 1
parport 32456 2 lp,parport_pc
irtty_sir 5440 0
sir_dev 13804 1 irtty_sir
irda 115896 1 sir_dev
crc_ccitt 1792 1 irda
arc4 1600 1
ieee80211_crypt_wep 4100 1
intel_agp 20252 1
pci_hotplug 26484 0
i8xx_tco 6100 0
i2c_i801 10188 0
i2c_core 19536 1 i2c_i801
snd_intel8x0 29376 1
snd_ac97_codec 83260 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_pcm 82504 3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec
snd_timer 21572 1 snd_pcm
snd 47812 8 snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 7456 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 8520 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
ipw2100 146628 0
ieee80211 36708 1 ipw2100
af_packet 17160 4
ieee80211_crypt 4744 3 ieee80211_crypt_wep,ipw2100,ieee80211
tg3 98372 0
joydev 8064 0
evdev 7296 0
pcmcia 32232 6
yenta_socket 22604 8
rsrc_nonstatic 11840 1 yenta_socket
pcmcia_core 36432 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
ide_scsi 14404 0
agpgart 29704 2 fglrx,intel_agp
unix 23472 495


Not much there but, hal-device-manager came up with this entry:

82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller

That's for the built-in modem... maybe I should concentrate on getting that working since wvdial for pcmcia modems are not supported in Slackware 10.2.
 
Old 11-24-2005, 04:22 AM   #6
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> 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller

that's is not much, because all notebooks with Intel chipset will give you something more or less similar. I have the same entry when I run lspci on my IBM X31.

You might try the driver I am using. There are actually two drivers and both work. One is in kernel, it is ALSA driver:
Intel i8x0/MX440; AMD768/8111 modems (EXPERIMENTAL) (CONFIG_SND_INTEL8X0M)

you can find it in kernel, in PCI Sound Devices.


2nd driver is from Smart Link. it is slmodem-2.9.10.tar.gz. you find it here.

M.
 
Old 11-24-2005, 04:42 AM   #7
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According to: /usr/doc/Linux-HOWTOs/PCMCIA-HOWTO, your device will be assigned /dev/modem (that configuration is from /etc/pcmcia/serial.opts).
You should check the file I said, maybe you can use section 6.1 Configuring unrecognized cards to add yours if it isn't on /etc/pcmcia/config

Last edited by gbonvehi; 11-24-2005 at 04:54 AM.
 
Old 11-24-2005, 12:33 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by malo_umoran
You might try the driver I am using. There are actually two drivers and both work. One is in kernel, it is ALSA driver:
Intel i8x0/MX440; AMD768/8111 modems (EXPERIMENTAL) (CONFIG_SND_INTEL8X0M)

I've already got the CONFIG_SND_INTEL8x0M loaded as a module - should it be in the kernel? What do I do with it?
 
Old 11-24-2005, 03:28 PM   #9
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if it was loaded by automaticaly by hotplug, that should be driver for your modem ... but if there is still on recognized modem, try another driver (smart link).

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Old 11-25-2005, 01:01 PM   #10
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After compiling and installing slmodemd:

# modprobe slamr
FATAL: Error inserting slamr (/lib/modules/2.6.13/extra/slamr.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)

relevant dmesg:

slamr: Unknown symbol class_simple_device_add
slamr: Unknown symbol get_device
slamr: Unknown symbol class_simple_destroy
slamr: Unknown symbol put_device
slamr: Unknown symbol class_simple_device_remove
slamr: Unknown symbol class_simple_create
slamr: Unknown symbol device_release_driver


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