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Old 01-02-2004, 07:56 AM   #1
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BCM v.90 modem - worked in Slack BUT pppd died! need help


hi,
i'm using Slack 9.1. i have Broadcom's BCM 4212 v.90 56k modem.
i used the linman's method on his thread (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...p?s=&threadid=
86449&perpage=15&highlight=cm%2041%20v\.90%20modem&pagenumber=3)

to install modem on Redhat 9 and it worked perfectly fine. but now, in Slack, that method doesn't work ; the rpm file gets generated but it doesn't get installed, it complains for " /bin/sh" required .

using the same method but this time i didn't make the rpm rather did the /make make install thing for Redhat 5/6 ". this time it made /dev/ttySM0 device and i started the BCMSM. ins short, in the kppp --> Modem-->Query, it detedcts the modem fine. but when i connect, the following error message pops up:

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The pppd died unexpectedly.
Exit status:1
See man pppd
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does anybody know, how to workaround that out? to me, it looks like modem is working but the pppd daemon is getting int the way.

thanks.
 
Old 01-02-2004, 02:51 PM   #2
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Is the computer used on a network?

Can't say for sure why, but if I deleted my default route in the network configuration, my modem would work. Otherwise I got the same error as you.

Again, like you, mine worked in RH 9 but not Slack.
 
Old 01-02-2004, 03:18 PM   #3
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hmm..just a smalll home LAN.
in RH8 & 9 it works perfect, i had RPM installed using,as i mentioned before linman's source+method.

but in Slack, i'm stuck with this modem problem, and RPMswould complain for "/bin/sh is required" kind of messages, otherwise RPM is built perfectly.

i donno why it is complaining for /bin/sh, as it is installed.
 
Old 01-03-2004, 03:01 PM   #4
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hi,
as stated previously, i could get the modem driver compile and in kppp, 'Query Modem' does detects modem. and even, it dials but spits out the following error message:
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The pppd died unexpectedly.
Exit status:1
See man pppd

%%% and when i click details. it shows this:

... pppd[826] : couldn't set tty to PPP discipline : Invalid argument
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any ideas, what is that & why it is complaining?
thanks.
 
  


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