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Old 05-28-2006, 11:23 AM   #1
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Software modem on Acer Aspire 1360

I have an Acer Aspire 1360 with a software modem and I'm trying to make it work under Linux. By using scanModem from I found the type of my modem.
Here is the output:

ONLY use scanModem downloaded as:
/home/panoskrt/Desktop/scanModem/scanModem should ONLY be run within a Linux/UNIX partition.
If within a MicroSoft/DOS partition, abort with Ctrl-C now !!!
Copy scanModem.gz to your Linux partition and restart.
Providing detail for device at  00:11.6
 with vendor-ID:device-ID
Class 0780: 1106:3068   Communication controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 80)
 SubSystem 1025:0046  Acer Incorporated [ALI]: Unknown device 0046
       Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 11
                 -----PCI_IDs-------                    --CompilerVer-
   Feature List:  Primary  Subsystem Distr  KernelVer   kernel default  CPU
./scanModem test 1106:3068 1025:0046 slackware 2.4.31  3.3.5 3.3.6    i686
The following two Root commands should set up the modem.
        modprobe snd-via82xx-modem
        slmodemd --alsa -c YOUR_COUNTRY modem:1
Get the SLMODEMD.gcc3.tar.gz from
The controller: 1106:3068  VIA
is capable of supporting soft modem chips from AT LEAST manufacturers:
grep: /boot/config-2.4.31: No such file or directory
A PCMCIA modem is detected.
  A subfolder Modem/  has been written,  containing these files with more detailed Information:
1stRead.txt DriverCompiling.txt InfoGeneral.txt ModemData.txt Rational.txt Slmodem-ALSA.txt Slmodem.txt SoftModem.txt Testing.txt UNSUBSCRIBE.txt YourSystem.txt
      Please read 1stRead.txt first for G
I type the commands the output says. I mean:

modprobe snd-via82xx-modem
slmodemd --alsa -c YOUR_COUNTRY modem:1
And after the second command the output is:

error: mixer setup: Off-hook switch not found for card hw:1
SmartLink Soft Modem: version 2.9.11 Jan 19 2006 21:19:22
symbolic link `/dev/ttySL0' -> `/dev/pts/2' created.
modem `modem:1' created. TTY is `/dev/pts/2'
Use `/dev/ttySL0' as modem device, Ctrl+C for termination.
I can't understand what the error is about but as you can see the modem is "created" and there is a port to listen. I'm opening then KPPP and when I'm calling the query the modem works. The problem is that when I'm going to dial the ISP I got "Modem Ready", "Modem Initializing" and right after KPPP ends without any connection.
Could anyone help me with that? Thanks in advance!


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