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Old 04-20-2004, 04:55 AM   #1
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installing modem


I installed Mandrake linux 9.0
I want to know
how can i know my modem has been detected or not ?
Will Mandrake detect my modem it self or i ll need a driver ?
I have a conexcant 56k modem winxp shows it as'best data fax modem' connected to com 3

thanks
 
Old 04-20-2004, 06:30 AM   #2
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Is it an hcf or an hsf modem? I use Mandy 10 and hardrake tells me, but i'm not sure if mandy 9.0 can, but try anyway.
 
Old 04-20-2004, 07:37 AM   #3
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its a HCF modem i guess ,kindly keep the ans simple as i am new to linux and have just installed it.
 
Old 04-20-2004, 07:58 AM   #4
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I installed RedHat 9B on Toshiba satellite Pro 6100, and all work fine.
But when i tried to configure internal modem, i had some problem.
I find 2 link that said that the right driver for my win-modem was slmdm-2.7.9 or slmdm-2.7.10.
So i tried to install first one then other, but in all case when i try:

modprobe slamrmo

I have:

Warning: loading /lib/modules/2.4.20-20.9/misc/slmdm.o will taint the kernel: non-GPL license - Smart Link Ltd.
See http://www.tux.org/lkml/#export-tainted for information about tainted modules
Module slmdm loaded, with warnings
Warning: loading /lib/modules/2.4.20-20.9/misc/slamrmo.o will taint the kernel:
non-GPL license - Smart Link Ltd.
/lib/modules/2.4.20-20.9/misc/slamrmo.o: init_module: No such device
Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
/lib/modules/2.4.20-20.9/misc/slamrmo.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.20-20.9/misc/slamrmo.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.20-20.9/misc/slamrmo.o: insmod slamrmo failed

Can someone help me?
 
Old 04-20-2004, 08:09 AM   #5
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type these commands in terminal

#kppp
a gui will appear
go on to setup then modem and then Query Modem if it find then ok
other wise check device and set device name /dev/ttyS0
 
Old 04-20-2004, 08:18 AM   #6
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I tried but the Query Modem say "Unable to open modem", and /dev/ttyS0 say "the modem does not respond"
 
Old 04-20-2004, 08:32 AM   #7
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Actually linux will not accept all types of modem ,similar type of problem i already face when i used D but when i had used the Multi Tech modem it works .

Last edited by anupverma; 04-22-2004 at 06:12 AM.
 
Old 04-20-2004, 11:37 AM   #8
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I am also not able to setup modem when I use /dev/ttyS0 it says modem not responding ,using some other port gives a different error message that unable to open modem ...etc
I have modem on com 3 in windows XP I read the installation manual at the mandrake site it said that use the com port as you see it in windows
Linux is will be useless for me if I am not able to install modem
 
Old 04-20-2004, 01:37 PM   #9
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there are a lot of questions i want to ask about linux
firstly where should i go to see that what hardware has been detected by linux i.e where is the 'device manager 'for linux
When i run the mandrake control centre MCC there is a hardware list option in the hardware menu but there isnít a modem listed there.

Secondly i am able to access the 'dialup message box type thing from three different place and its different in all three of then unlike in windows where open the modem properties either from IE ,control panel or whatsoever
i go there from

1) what to do >use the internet >connect to the internet
in the mandrake menu

2) MCC>network & internet >connection

3) run>kppp

whatís the difference in three of them which one I should configure

Moreover all these give dialup ppts not the modem properties

What i do to install my modem as it is not listed in hardware list?

I am using mandrake Linux 9.0 I have just installed it so kindly remember I know nothing about Linux .
 
Old 04-20-2004, 07:39 PM   #10
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Just use kppp, I do, sometimes wizards just bother me.
 
Old 04-21-2004, 01:10 AM   #11
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Hi,
To install it, you need to extract it from its package. I put the tarball inside the zip file.
Once you've extracted it, read the INSTALL file in the directory that you extracted it to.
Basically what that file is saying is run:
"make install" then
hcfpciconfig.

You need to make sure the kernel source is installed before you run make install.
 
Old 04-21-2004, 03:30 AM   #12
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Scuse me anupverma, but what is it "the Multi Tech modem"? It is a type of modem or a modem's driver.
I tried to install an external modem and it works fine(on /dev/ttyS0!!!).
But i would like to configure my internal modem.

Thanks.
 
Old 04-21-2004, 05:22 AM   #13
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hi I read the install file but didn't get much understanding from it
You see I download the package place it on my mandrake desktop extract files from it it makes an other folder on the desktop named hcfpcimodem-0.99lnxtbeta03042700 containing all the files
what next I will do ?

will i use method C in the install file ?
kindly explain the steps in method C i cant understand them
thanks
 
Old 04-21-2004, 02:53 PM   #14
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Yes, method C. Only steps 3 and 4 apply. You'll have to run thos two commands from a terminal as root.
 
Old 04-22-2004, 05:28 AM   #15
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I open the directory in which the files have been extracted click on the tools menu and select execute shell command and in the command line write 'make install ' is this what i need to do ?

I gives the following error what next ?

make[1]: Entering directory `/root/Desktop/hcfpcimodem-0.99lnxtbeta03042700/inf'
install -m 644 hcf_linux.cty hcfv90_lan_linux.inf hcfv90_linux.inf hcfv92_linux.inf hcfv92_riptide_linux.inf /etc/hcfpci/inf
make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/Desktop/hcfpcimodem-0.99lnxtbeta03042700/inf'
make[1]: Entering directory `/root/Desktop/hcfpcimodem-0.99lnxtbeta03042700/scripts'
install -m 755 hcfpciconfig hcfpcistop /usr/sbin
make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/Desktop/hcfpcimodem-0.99lnxtbeta03042700/scripts'
make[1]: Entering directory `/root/Desktop/hcfpcimodem-0.99lnxtbeta03042700/modules'
common.mak:11: ***
Is the kernel-source package installed? KERNELSRC does not point to a proper directory (/lib/modules/2.4.19-16mdk/build)
. Stop.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/Desktop/hcfpcimodem-0.99lnxtbeta03042700/modules'
make: *** [install] Error 2
 
  


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