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Old 07-16-2002, 12:14 PM   #1
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Unhappy HSF modem + driver + Kppp = Aaaargh

I am slowing making my way through the world of Linux and have hit on a mystery. I am trying to use my PCI Conexant Soft56k modem(yeah, I know its a winmodem) with WinLinux 2001. I downloaded the drivers and have tried without success to access the modem. I made sure that the driver compiled the appropriate modules and that it made a link to /dev/modem. I just can't get the modem to be recognized by kppp or wvdial. Sending ppp commands to the modem have yielded nothing. I am running 1 Ghz Athlon, 393 MB, WinLinux 2001. Any hope on this matter will be appreciated.
Many thanks in advance,
Old 07-16-2002, 12:21 PM   #2
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Try to run pppd directly from console and look what error it shows.
I don't know how does this driver look like, but
insmode modulename
should install the driver, then pppd should work correctly.
Old 07-16-2002, 10:38 PM   #3
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The driver appears to be loaded (checked /proc/devices and saw the new ttySHSF0 which is what is suppose to happen). I tried ppp commands but get nothing. Even Wvdial just gives me a in/out error...The mystery continues....
Thanks again.

P.S. I sent an email to the writer of the conexant drivers in the hopes of getting some clarity on the subject...
Old 07-17-2002, 04:03 AM   #4
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I have the same error and have the same modem (Conexant Soft56k PCI modem), when use kppp for connect this makes the connection succesfully, but not send and receive any data, I used too gnome-ppp to connect, but when be connected, the daemon dies "inesperately" I suposse that is the same error that kppp, but this not show the error message.

Can help me too???
Old 07-18-2002, 08:17 PM   #5
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I have tried the drivers and checked the log messages which read "input/output error (5)" when I try to use the pppd commands. Any help would be appreciated....
Thanks in advance
Old 07-19-2002, 04:08 AM   #6
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umm isnt winlinux 2001 based on rh7.0 and winlinux 2000 based on rh6.0?
Old 07-19-2002, 06:36 PM   #7
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You are absolutely right. I downloaded the RH 7.0 driver and it appears to configure the modem but I get the errors I mentioned earlier. The device is definitely loaded as per cat /proc/devices...loaded as ttySHSF0 and making a link doesn't work.
Thanks again


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