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Old 11-20-2009, 02:17 AM   #1
rob.rice
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I need a good hard ware probe


I lost the hard ware reports from when this computer had windoze on it
I want to try to get the land line modem working BUT I have no idea what it is
it dose not show up in lspci or pnpdump I'm running 64bit slackware so I
will need to install it from source
I would also like to super tune the kernel so I'm going to need to know
exactly just what chips are in this box
it's a laptop so opening it up to read the chips is out of the question
but this is the kind of detail I want
 
Old 11-20-2009, 05:15 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by rob.rice View Post
I lost the hard ware reports from when this computer had windoze on it
I want to try to get the land line modem working BUT I have no idea what it is
it dose not show up in lspci or pnpdump I'm running 64bit slackware so I
will need to install it from source
I would also like to super tune the kernel so I'm going to need to know
exactly just what chips are in this box
it's a laptop so opening it up to read the chips is out of the question
but this is the kind of detail I want
lshw would do the work. http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13.0/system/lshw/ has build scripts
 
Old 11-20-2009, 10:20 PM   #3
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thanks for the link ozanbaba
the problem I have with lshw is that it only knows about hardware that the kernel already has drivers for
I did a rmmod on the ethernet module and lshw did not find it after that
so I'm still hunting for the dial up modem
 
Old 11-20-2009, 10:33 PM   #4
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thanks for the link ozanbaba
the problem I have with lshw is that it only knows about hardware that the kernel already has drivers for
I did a rmmod on the ethernet module and lshw did not find it after that
so I'm still hunting for the dial up modem
Hi rob,

something doesn't seem right about that.

I've used lshw and/or `lspci -v` on our Toshiba laptop (among other things) when we first were trying to put Linux on that machine, and one of the two tools saw the modem no problem, even though there was no driver. I'm trying to remember the make/model of the modem now----- it uses that weirdly named driver..... aliens or goblins or something.. MARTIAN driver!! That's it And it's an Agere Systems 56K winmodem, and it was on the PCI bus.

lshw has always been my "go to" tool for such things.

Any chance that your modem might be disabled in your BIOS?

As for that ethernet device, what type is it? (out of curiosity only..) USB/onboard/etc..? Surely it shows up in lspci or lsusb or similar, even without a driver installed? Just seems odd to me.

P.S. -- whats the make/model of the Laptop?

Best regards,
Sasha
 
Old 11-21-2009, 02:07 AM   #5
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it's a Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 01)
and lshw shows it's on it's own pci bridge and it dose show up wether or not the module is loaded the bridge still shows up
but not the ethernet card

the dial up modem may be a win modem that uses the sound card with software that encodes and decodes the data and simulates the control lines

the laptop is toshiba satellite A205-S5000
it has 6 PCI bridgs
it also has 7 usb hubs but only 4 usb ports
it also has a ISA controller
and best of all it cost less than a top of the line netbook NEW
 
Old 11-21-2009, 08:51 AM   #6
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Our laptop is a Toshiba too, an old 4090-XDVD, and it has a Lucent Agere v92 softmodem. Based on the following stories & links, yours has an Agere v92 softmodem too. Hard to get more specific at this time, but I'd venture a guess that you'd be looking at a martian driver too. FWIW, the martian drivers worked for our laptop with very little fiddling around.

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/lof...p/t136436.html
http://forum.driverpacks.net/viewtopic.php?id=3004

And searching this bold string: HDAUDIO\FUNC_02&VEN_11C1&DEV_1040&SUBSYS_11790001&REV_1002\4&6499669&0&0101

which I got here: http://forum.driverpacks.net/viewtopic.php?pid=23360

takes us here: http://www.google.ca/search?q=VEN_11...ient=firefox-a

All in all, I think you're right-- the modem is connected to the HDA audio bus somehow

hope this helps a bit

Sasha
 
  


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