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Old 05-20-2005, 09:08 AM   #1
lee292
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Unhappy modem on iBook not recognized


This is my first experience with Linux. I just got the Ubuntu Hoary Hedgehog distro and tried to load it on my old Blueberry iBook (300 Mhz, 128Mb memory, 6 GB hard drive). The installation goes nicely until it comes to configuring network settings. The setup program says it can't automatically configure them, and I'm at a loss on how to get the system to recognize and use the iBook's internal 56K modem. Help!!!
 
Old 05-20-2005, 09:22 AM   #2
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on a comand line run the command "su root lspci -v" enter the root password, then copy and paste what it says into this forum.

this will tell us what kind of modem you have, and wether a driver exists for it.

unfortunatly, its likel you have a soft modem (AKA win-modem)
and very few win-modems have drivers for linux. (but some do, for example modems with a connexant chip)
 
Old 05-21-2005, 11:07 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info. Will reload Ubuntu on my machine and let you know what it says. May take a while because I have to back up my files and initialize (reformat) the hard drive. It's too small for Mac OS 9.2.2 and Linux to reside together. As I stated earlier I'm a
 
Old 05-22-2005, 11:39 AM   #4
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quijibow, here's the results I got when I ran your command su root lspci (-v was not an option)

0000:00:0b.0 Host bridge: Apple Computer Inc.
UniNorth AGP
0000:00:10.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc
Rage Mobility L AGP 2x (rev 64)
0001:10:0b.0
Host bridge: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth PCI
0001:10:17.0 ff00: Apple Computer Inc.
KeyLargo Mac I/O (rev 02)
0001:10:18.0 USB Controller: Apple Computer Inc.
KeyLargo USB
0001:10:19.0 USB Controller: Apple Computer Inc.
KeyLargo USB
0002:20:0b.0 Host bridge: Apple Computer Inc.
UniNorth Internal PCI
0002:20:0f.0 Ethernet controller: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth GMAC (Sun GEM)

Also, during the install, this message came up:
Cannot allocate resource region 0 at device 001:10:190
audit (1116.773202.126:0) intialized

Also, the message "snychronizing clock to ntp.ubuntulinux.org" had a fail message (of course, no modem, no Internet...duh!)

I tried the networking option in system tools, and when I clicked on the modem, the message "The interface ppp0 is not configured."

I hope this gives you enough information to tell me what I need to do. Thanks in advance!

Last edited by lee292; 05-22-2005 at 11:41 AM.
 
  


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