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Old 09-15-2002, 02:37 AM   #1
shahul75
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Question Connexant Modem RS56/SP-PCI


I Just Installed suse 7.2 with Kernel version 2.4.4-4GB Everthing is fine except the modem .. I need assistance on this one. Its Connexant modem with Rockwell chipset RS56/SP-PCI in com3 which is /dev/tty2. I tried wvdial to configure it..It comes up with no modem present ..I even tried to use KPPP . That's too derived me the same problem then i try to issue the following command to get the serial port details

setserial -bg /dev/ttys* --- It came up with

/dev/ttys0: Input/Output Error

this error came for all till /dev/ttysf.

i tried lspci -vv and i got the following information about the modem

00:0d.0 Non-VGA unclassified device: Rockwell International HCF 56k V90 FaxModem (rev 01)
Subsystem: Rockwell International Conexant SoftK56 Speakerphone Modem
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 32
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
Region 0: Memory at e5800000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Region 1: I/O ports at 9400 [size=8]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI+ D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1+,D2+,D3hot+,D3cold-)
Status: D0 PME-Enable+ DSel=0 DScale=0 PME+


I think ususally modem's irq would be 5 so i try to list out my interrupts.. and i got the below


CPU0
0: 293205 XT-PIC timer
1: 10438 XT-PIC keyboard
2: 0 XT-PIC cascade
6: 81 XT-PIC floppy
8: 2 XT-PIC rtc
9: 10 XT-PIC usb-ohci, usb-ohci
10: 6791 XT-PIC eth0
12: 27090 XT-PIC PS/2 Mouse
14: 25070 XT-PIC ide0
15: 16 XT-PIC ide1
NMI: 0
ERR: 0
MIS: 0

neither 5 nor 11 was used as i see some irq information in the previous message..

I don't know where to go from here.. could anybody help me out to sort the problem.

Is there any way to set it manually and run..
 
Old 09-15-2002, 04:19 PM   #2
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afaik rockwell chipset modems don't work with Linux except in extremely rare cases. You could try a Lucent chipset modem, or better yet, an external modem.

I got a similar message when I tried to make my modem (Diamondmax Supra something-or-other, I haven't opened the box to look for a while) function under Linux and I still couldn't get it to go.
 
Old 09-15-2002, 09:51 PM   #3
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you just need its driver and your modem is ready to use.
download and install driver according to your kernel and distribution from
http://www.mbsi.ca/cnxtlindrv
and then your modem will be accesible at /dev/ttySHCF0
i am using same chipset. if you will search the forum you will see a lot of threads regarding this.
 
Old 09-18-2002, 01:00 AM   #4
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Thanks fool_intelligent..found that modem that matches my kernel version... let me try the modem this evening...
 
Old 09-18-2002, 01:11 AM   #5
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you might also consider an upgrade to your kernel, your running a pretty old one.
 
  


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