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Old 07-20-2004, 07:37 PM   #1
volodya
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Unhappy MODEM Intel536EP (...HELPPPPPPPP(:


I have a modem Intel536EP v.9 (PCI) on R H Linux 9 Shrike
(Kernel 2.4.20-8).
Help me please, I`m dead configuring it.
First I downloaded a driver & installed the way instructions told ...

1. login as ROOT
2. extract the archive into a directory with "tar -zxvf <archivename>.tgz"
3. cd into the directory it created.
4. Type: make clean
5. Type: make 536ep
6. Type: make install

First , is this enough? ... or I must have done anything else?

Then ,..., how should I configure, thru the kppp soft? Or thru SystemSettings->Network? or both?

I did this way.

1.added in System Settings->Network a hardware Modem, it automatically configured as ttyS0 ,..., etc. (why, isnt ttyS0 a COM port, not PCI??? and whats the PCI then?)

2.then added a device, phone numbers etc.

3.PROBLEM: Then it must be Activated, but when I push Activate button, it keep activating forever, “Activating network devive ppp0, please wait...”

Im new to linux, even dont know how simple installing packages go , dont know what does compile kernel means ? .... but will understand , if anybody helps configuring this shit.

THANX ANYWAY.............................................................................................. .

Last edited by volodya; 07-20-2004 at 07:39 PM.
 
Old 07-21-2004, 08:19 AM   #2
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first off. what's the exact error?
please pose the output of "dmesg | tail" after you tried to dial
post the output of lsmod
 
Old 07-21-2004, 11:02 PM   #3
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Unhappy In addition .........

I would be glad to get the reference from zero .... I mean,

1). I must install the driver before or after I configure the modem, ??
2). if I installed the driver, how do I know I did it right ... ??
3). if ok with the driver, then when I`m activating the device, why does it goes forever doing it? the same about initializing, in kppp while connect ....

please ,..., if otherwize any documentation about it , I would love to read.
thanx............................................................................................... ............
 
Old 07-27-2004, 08:45 PM   #4
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I have the same (nonworking) modem, and roughly the same problem - except kppp says "Modem busy.", possibly due to my choosing tty4 on install. I tried minicom, but couldn't work out how to query the modem.

It's Slackware 9.1, if that helps.
 
Old 08-02-2004, 12:12 PM   #5
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similar probs w/intel 536ep

Hi all,

I'm a newbie trying to learn about Linux using Fedora Core-1 kernel 2.4.22-1.2115. Installation went fine, but can't access modem.

I also have an Intel 536ep PCI modem... the difference is I'm using Core-1 as opposed to RH-9

OK........ in my case I cant even get through the installation steps for the driver.

I hit a roadblock when executing the make 536 command.

message displayed:
current running kernel is 2.4.22-1.2115.nptl
/lib/modules... autoconf.h does not exist
please install kernel source

Question: is this driver trying to compile code - and I need some source code available?... if so how do I comply??


appreciate any help!
 
Old 08-02-2004, 01:40 PM   #6
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Quote:
I have a modem Intel536EP v.9 (PCI) on R H Linux 9 Shrike
(Kernel 2.4.20-8)
FWIW, I spent months, on and off, trying to get the 536ep working with a variety of distributions, with no luck - if you continue to have no luck, might be an idea to get an External serial modem - you won't have any problems with those - a nice one - Creative Modem Blaster.
 
Old 08-02-2004, 03:12 PM   #7
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Aqueus7,

You need fedora kernel source to install (compile your dirvers). A simple google search with the string "fedora kernel source [version] " would get a link to the source file. Might be around 36 - 40 MB. Download the file and install it.
Then you can proceed with your Modem installaion
 
Old 08-02-2004, 05:49 PM   #8
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kernel source installation

Quote:
Originally posted by intercodes
Aqueus7,

You need fedora kernel source to install (compile your dirvers). A simple google search with the string "fedora kernel source [version] " would get a link to the source file. Might be around 36 - 40 MB. Download the file and install it.
Then you can proceed with your Modem installaion

Thanks, but like I say I'm very new... I'm learning from a beginner's book which includes 2 CD-ROMs.
The code is probably there, but I'm just not sure what to look for. Let alone what to do when I find it!


Any guidance would really be appreciated!
 
Old 08-11-2004, 08:35 PM   #9
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Re: kernel source installation

Okay. About the autoconf.h thing. Just plug in your Fedora Core installation CD (disc 1). There should be something about adding packages (you know that long list of stuff you could choose to install or not when you were installing Fedora?). I think it was about 2/3 of the way down, there is a package called something like "source files". Add that package and install it (I think it requires disc 3). That will fix the autoconf.h error. Now if I can just get that doggone modem to work!!!

btw, sorry the details are sketchy on the above. It's been a while since I did this, so I don't remember exact details. It may interest you to know two different things.

1) I STILL have not gotten this modem to work (yet).

2) I sent an email to the guy(s) who are responsible for this driver asking for instructions for installation. His reply was the following:
Quote:
[1] Are you using Fedora Core 2? The drivers for FC2 will be posted as soon as they are available.

Download the correct driver from http://developer.intel.com/design/mo...rt/drivers.htm

[2] Make a temp folder and copy over the files

[3] Type “make 536” followed by “make install”.

Ensure you have no errors, and “Intel536.ko” file exists for FC2.

[4] Open terminal app, such as “minicom”

[i] Type “minicom -s”

[ii] Select “Serial Port setup”

[iii] Set Serial device as “/dev/modem”

[iv] Select “Save setup as dfl”

[v] Select “exit”

At this point you should enter minicom, and be able to issue “AT” commands.
[btw, I believe the standard AT initialization string is "ATZ". Am I right??? Anyway, he goes on to say:]


Once you make sure you can talk to the modem, then take the next step.


Prashant
Let me know if you get this to work. Thanx!
 
Old 08-11-2004, 08:42 PM   #10
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Update:

I also found this in a google search:
http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/packages/Intel/536/

It has a zip file of a pdf with the AT commands in it! sweet!

With all of this, I hope I can figure out how to get this working.

Last edited by thegsusfreek; 08-11-2004 at 08:46 PM.
 
  


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