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Old 09-17-2001, 09:08 PM   #1
StlthMd
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Unhappy Anyone gotten a ActionTec Callwaiting PCI modem to work in Linux??? I need some HELP


I have Mandrake 8.1, and I was wonderen how i can get it to work? It detects it and stuff, as a Lucent (which is it I beleive) but it won't dial up. Someone said to me on here how he got his to work, but I can't remember what he did and can't find the post bak So any info you can give me would be GREATLY apppreciated. Thanx!

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Old 09-19-2001, 01:42 AM   #2
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I bought one...it was dead...bought another...couldn't get it to work ... returned both and bought U.S. Robotics...this is not recognized ... see my post....good luck.
 
Old 09-19-2001, 09:03 AM   #3
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Hello,

hmmmmmm well this is what I can tell you.. I bought a ActionTec Callwaiting External modem and it STATED on the outside of the box it supports linux. Well, I tried everything including 5 different distro's, peoples opinions, and what not and never got it to work.. So I said screw this and bought an internal isa HARDWARE modem and i have been ok sense. Now as far as I know your modem also states that it should work with linux just fine. What mine did was not dial, it was installed and what not fine but wouldnt acutally dial into the internet.. Do you have a receipt or anything for the modem?
 
Old 09-19-2001, 04:08 PM   #4
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Hmmm yea mine says that it is compatible with Linux too, even on the ActionTec site it says so. I think, HOPE I have the recept, but I got it like a few months back, will they still take it?? Bought it at Circuit City...
Yhe only prob is, I kinda need the callwaiting feature, as I we only have one phone line... But I sure as hell wouldn;t mind getten a new modem, this one is slower than my old CirrusLogic 33.6 k modem.... Go figure! Can I have two modems installed? LOL I used to have a brand new Diamond SupraMAX, not a bad modem, anyway, thanx guys!

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Old 09-30-2001, 10:20 AM   #5
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Yes the modem works but not the call waiting feature. The only thing that dogged me in Mandrake 8.0 and 8.1 was that I had to increase the pre- and post- initialization delay.
 
Old 09-30-2001, 04:59 PM   #6
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If it helps anyone...I finally figured out what was wrong and why none of my modems worked...In BIOS `PnP' needs to be changed to `Other'. Really easy...felt a bit dumb but thats ok cause I'm a newbie

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Old 12-03-2001, 02:26 PM   #7
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Actiontec Problem

Just bought one last night and I followed their directions in their little book to the T. Didn't work for me either. But today I went to their website to see what the deal is.

http://www.actiontec.com/support/mod...l#installlinux

It appears that Actiontec, like many hardware manufactures out there knows very little about the Linux OS. Luckily for us, some linux guru sent them a fix for their instructions. As such, their web instructions are completely different than the instructions in their handbook. I haven't tried them yet but I can see one thing that is different that makes complete sense. In linux when you are dealing with comm ports you subtract one. For instance, COM5 in windows is ttyS4 in Linux. The Actiontec modem wants COM4 so instead of using ttyS4 like the instructions in the handbook say, use ttyS3.

Here are the web instructions:
Q:
How do I install the modem for Linux?
A: Log on to Linux as root. Then type the following command:

# cat /proc/pci

The following is an example of information to look for:
Bus 0, device 12, function 0:
Communication controller: Lucent (ex-AT&T)
Microelectronics Unknown device (rev 0).
Vendor id=11c1. Device id=480.
Medium devsel. Fast back-to-back capable. IRQ 11.
Master Capable. No bursts. Min Gnt=252.Max Lat=14.
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xe0800000
[0xe0800000].
I/O at 0xa000 [0xa001].
I/O at 0x9800 [0x9801].
I/O at 0x9400 [0x9401].

Write down the first I/O range. The example shows that I/O is 0xa000. The values may vary, depending on the system. Then type

# setserial /dev/ttyS3 port 0xa000 spd_vhi skip_test auto_irq autoconfig

and hit enter.
If there are no errors, then type

# setserial /dev/ttyS3 uart 16550A

and hit enter.

Select /dev/ttyS3 as the device in whichever dial-up communication program you're using. It should now initialize and operate.

Edit the rc.local or rc.serial file located in the /etc/rc.d directory. Add the two setserial lines at the end of the file. Save and reboot the system.

If you are using the S.u.S.E. distribution, this can be done by adding the command to /sbin/init.d/boot.local or by changing /sbin/init.d/serial according to your needs.

If you are using the Debian distribution, go to the /etc/rcS.d directory. Edit the file called S30setserial and add the two setserial lines.

If you are using the Corel distribution, go to the /etc/rc.boot directory. Edit the file called 0setserial and add the two setserial lines.

If you are using the StormLinux 2000 distribution, go to the /etc/init.d directory. Edit the file called bootmisc.sh and add the two setserial lines.
 
Old 12-03-2001, 02:28 PM   #8
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Actiontec Problem

Just bought one last night and I followed their directions in their little book to the T. Didn't work for me either. But today I went to their website to see what the deal is.

http://www.actiontec.com/support/mod...l#installlinux

It appears that Actiontec, like many hardware manufactures out there knows very little about the Linux OS. Luckily for us, some linux guru sent them a fix for their instructions. As such, their web instructions are completely different than the instructions in their handbook. I haven't tried them yet but I can see one thing that is different that makes complete sense. In linux when you are dealing with comm ports you subtract one. For instance, COM5 in windows is ttyS4 in Linux. The Actiontec modem wants COM4 so instead of using ttyS4 like the instructions in the handbook say, use ttyS3.

Here are the web instructions:
Q: How do I install the modem for Linux?
A: Log on to Linux as root. Then type the following command:

# cat /proc/pci

The following is an example of information to look for:
Bus 0, device 12, function 0:
Communication controller: Lucent (ex-AT&T)
Microelectronics Unknown device (rev 0).
Vendor id=11c1. Device id=480.
Medium devsel. Fast back-to-back capable. IRQ 11.
Master Capable. No bursts. Min Gnt=252.Max Lat=14.
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xe0800000
[0xe0800000].
I/O at 0xa000 [0xa001].
I/O at 0x9800 [0x9801].
I/O at 0x9400 [0x9401].

Write down the first I/O range. The example shows that I/O is 0xa000. The values may vary, depending on the system. Then type

# setserial /dev/ttyS3 port 0xa000 spd_vhi skip_test auto_irq autoconfig

and hit enter.
If there are no errors, then type

# setserial /dev/ttyS3 uart 16550A

and hit enter.

Select /dev/ttyS3 as the device in whichever dial-up communication program you're using. It should now initialize and operate.

Edit the rc.local or rc.serial file located in the /etc/rc.d directory. Add the two setserial lines at the end of the file. Save and reboot the system.

If you are using the S.u.S.E. distribution, this can be done by adding the command to /sbin/init.d/boot.local or by changing /sbin/init.d/serial according to your needs.

If you are using the Debian distribution, go to the /etc/rcS.d directory. Edit the file called S30setserial and add the two setserial lines.

If you are using the Corel distribution, go to the /etc/rc.boot directory. Edit the file called 0setserial and add the two setserial lines.

If you are using the StormLinux 2000 distribution, go to the /etc/init.d directory. Edit the file called bootmisc.sh and add the two setserial lines.

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