However I have progressed beyond that but with no solution at sight.
I have purchased Acer Travelmate 290 model CL51.
It has a soft modem
A check with winXP device manager, the driver showed it was Agere Soft
It was in COM3
I was not sure whether it was the ISA model(Apollo) or the ARM ones
However lspci -s produced this output
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corp. 82801DB AC'97 Modem (rev 03)
and having noted in Agere website that winXP do not normally work with ISA type driver I guess it must be PCI(ARM) ones.
I took note of Walters Brisken email in linmodem.org, whose friend successfully installed smlink driver slmodem-2.9.1. on a 82801DB fujitsu machine (similar to mine) in http://linmodems.org/cgi-bin/ezmlm-c...cpnomkkclcdnfi
This is further reassured by Marvin Stodolsky email on 15 Dec 2003, Vendor
evice ids 8086:24c6 is supported by slmodem-2.9.3
After installing slmodem-2.9.4 (the latest I could get my hands on)
I have then included the following 2 statement in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules
/usr/sbin/slmodemd --country=MALAYSIA /dev/slamr0
produced the following output
Smartlink Soft Modem: version 2.9.4 ...
modem 'slamr0' created. TTY is '/dev/pts/0'
symbolic link '/dev/ttySL0' -> '/dev/pts/0'
# I am not sure if I have included my country designation correctly
# ?any idea where can I check this
By the way lsmod;
# so I guess everything is all right
I have created
my /etc/ppp/options via pppsetup and they are as follow;
/dev/modem was symbolically linked to /dev/ttys2
With setserial -v /dev/ttyS2; I get
/dev/ttys2, UART unknown, Port:0x03e8, IRQ:4
Similarly I get UART unknown when ttyS0 --> ttyS15
I suspect something is at fault with /dev/slamr0 as
I could not find this dev in /dev directory.
# I am not sure how to progress from here.
# Otherwise I am not too sure what else should I put there.
I have also made several modification in /etc/devfsd.conf scripts after
reading through the manual in ppp/README-linux
Since I was using ppp_generic, I have included the following line
LOOKUP ppp MODLOAD
This was despite having seen the following line;
LOOKUP .* MODLOAD
# I guess I was just plain desperate
I also added the following into
alias char-major-108 ppp_generic
alias /dev/ppp ppp_generic
There was already an existing line in modules.conf
alias char-major-212 slamr
ppp-go I get the following output
Connect script failed
When I checked /var/log/messages
pppd 2.4.1 started by root, uid 0
Nothing specified in /var/log/debug
Instead of /dev/ttys2 I have changed to /dev/ttySL0 and also/dev/pts/0 in the ppp/options but
at ppp-go I get this error /usr/sbin/pppd in file /etc/ppp/options unrecognized option '/dev/pts/0'
when I changed to /dev/slamr0 I get tcgetattr: No such file or directory (2)
I am pretty loss now. I am not sure the connect script failed is due to the failure of the driver or I have mess up the script. How do I go about with the /dev/ configuration.
Thanks for the advice.
Another problem is during boot, my system hang and only proceed after Ctrl-C when it reached
the following statements;
slamr:mc97codec is SIL27
slamr=slamr0is ICH4 card
symbolic link '/dev/ttySLo' -> 'dev/pts/0'