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Old 02-14-2005, 05:49 PM   #1
curious101
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Unhappy NetoDragon 56k Modem: What To Do Next After Installation


SPECS:
- Fedora Core 2 kernel 2.6.5-1.358
- NetoDragon 56k voice/fax modem
- COM port in WinXP: COM3

Noob here. I already installed the driver, it's "slmodem-2.9.10.tar.gz" by the way. I got no errors when I issued the "make" and "make install" commands, so I assumed I installed the driver successfully.

Here are a few of the messages from the shell after the driver installation:
Quote:
NetoDragon Soft Modem: version 2.9.10 Feb 14 2005 08:42:01
symbolic link '/dev/ttySL0' -> '/dev/pts/5' created
modem 'slamr0' created. TTY is '/dev/pts/5'
Use '/dev/ttySL0' as modem device, Ctrl+C for termination
When I issued the dmesg | grep slamr command:
Quote:
slamr: module license 'NetoDragon' taints kernel.
slamr: NetoDragon AMRMO modem.
slamr: probe 10b9:5459 SL1800 card...
slamr: mc97 codec is SIL26
slamr: slamr0 is SL1800 card.
Now here's the problem. I used KPPP to make a connection to the Internet. In the configuration, I used /dev/ttyS0. When I queried the modem it stated "Modem ready" and proceeded with the query. When the AT results came, I got a blank result.


I also tried wvdial from the shell, but all I got was an all FAILED results. What do I do next? How will I be able to connect to the Internet?
 
Old 02-21-2005, 10:52 AM   #2
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First of all its /dev/ttySL0 but kppp seems to have a problem with this device (it also says in the readme - use /dev/modem)

but still, on my system it didn't worked until i recomplied the kernel with suport for modem audio (from the sound - pci devices )
i did that because i noticed that, altough the kppp window said it couldn't find /dev/modem , in the console was saying something about alsa (please read the alsa section in the readme)

i couldn't manage to compile the modem driver with alsa (a lot of errors) but it was a good starting point

hope this is working for you also, because i have the same linux distribution , the same modem, and my driver was that for netodragon , took from their site but i think that it's similar

good luck
 
Old 02-21-2005, 12:28 PM   #3
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Is Andrei from Russia? We (in Russia) have such name...
 
Old 02-21-2005, 01:52 PM   #4
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Romania actually :O)
 
Old 03-02-2005, 03:33 PM   #5
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@Andrei Balint,

Hi, nice to hear from someone with the same NetoDragon modem headache.

Did you get your modem to work with FC2 already? If so, would you specifically post here what you exactly did? I just can't understand that part in the README file where the ALSA mode part comes in. I've downloaded the NetoDragon driver by the way (slmodem-2.9.10_netodragon.tar.gz).

Well, I already did the first part of the README file (i.e. gzip -dc..., cd slmodem..., make, su, make install), and thank goodness, all went well. As for the ALSA mode part, it seemed too advanced for me. Would you please guide me?

In STEP 1, it says:
Quote:
1. Configure your kernel and enable ALSA and ICH based modem support
( 'Device Drivers' -> 'Sound' -> 'Advanced Linux Sound Architecture' ->
'PCI devices' -> 'Intel i8x0/MX440; AMD768/8111 modems' ) .
in step 1 alone, I could not get started because I do not know how to do it. The same goes true for the remaining steps.
 
Old 05-05-2005, 07:08 AM   #6
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Wink how to compile the kernel

here's how to compile the kernel
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mj...2.shtml#kernel

after that i tell you what i did (i made it also work on fedora 3 which i have now) i didn't made anything about alsa support except the modem audio part from the kernel (there is a option on the sound - pci devices,

"Configure your kernel and enable ALSA and ICH based modem support
( 'Device Drivers' -> 'Sound' -> 'Advanced Linux Sound Architecture' ->
'PCI devices' -> 'Intel i8x0/MX440; AMD768/8111 modems' "


after that it is important to load the module (when you want to use the modem)



modprobe slamr


and after that slmodemd (which enables the modem)

you have to be root for that, i usually do it in a console (ctrl alt f1 for example)


next you start kppp and dial


it should work


sorry for the delay (it was not intentional, i am trough some changes about my internet conection, i will soon have cablelink) , hope this is usefull for you


bye !
 
  


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