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Old 10-13-2003, 08:25 PM   #1
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Unhappy Linmodem questions...

Ok, I have a Linmodem (Winmodem working in Linux), and after trial and error over and over again, I got the drivers to work and the modem works..... sorta...

I can dial in one time. If I try it again, the computer absolutely locks (the only things happening are the three lights on my keyboard blinking endlessly)

The modem won't even be found if I don't run insmod pctel and insmod ptserial every time the computer starts up. I have a script that will run them both, but I don't know how to make it run automatically. Not only that, but I made the script executable (chmod 700) from root and don't know how to give other users access to execute it.

Does anybody have any suggestions to any of these problems?
All help and comments are appreciated!

P.S. I almost forgot. I read the FAQ about hardware posts and forgot to include /sbin/lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03)
00:02.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
00:02.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:02.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
00:02.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
00:0f.0 Modem: PCTel Inc HSP MicroModem 56 (rev 02)
00:11.0 Communication controller: Lucent Microelectronics 56k WinModem (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV6 [Vanta/Vanta LT] (rev 15)
hope this helps

Last edited by leavingwindows; 10-13-2003 at 08:35 PM.
Old 10-15-2003, 07:36 AM   #2
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If you want to enable autoloading of the modules,
the following lines in /etc/modules.conf would suffice:

# for pctel modem
alias char-major-62 ptserial
below ptserial pctel
# country code for pctel modem
options ptserial country_code=13

Make sure, you run "depmod -a" after you changed your /etc/modules.conf.
As for enabling it for a non-root user, I found this out, but I can't find it again. There's quite a bit of stuff on the net though.


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