Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 03-18-2004, 03:40 AM   #1
Registered: Mar 2004
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
Angry SuSe 9.0 crashes following Linuxant modem driver installation

I'm a bit annoyed.

As a newbie I expected that there would be difficulties getting hardware to work and also in understanding the ins and outs of a linux system. However I did not expect to have to deal with the operating system actually crashing.

I have a Sony Vaio PCG-F808K which has an HSF Modem. These modems require the installation a Linuxant driver which costs about $14. It took me ages to get the modem working.

Now it dials up fine, however after a couple of minutes online the whole system stalls. No response from anything. I've left it for a couple of hours, but eventually I have to bite the bullet and pull the power supply and battery out.

In contrast, even though I've tried my best, I've NEVER been able to get WinXP to crash. I thought one of the great benifits of linux was its stability, would somebody please explain what I am doing wrong?
Old 03-18-2004, 10:06 AM   #2
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: US
Distribution: Redhat 9 - Linux 2.6.3
Posts: 836

Rep: Reputation: 31
on some systems you may need to turn suspend off in your bios.
APM, either that or you dont have APM compiled in your kernel adn or APMD running.

try turning that off in your bios completely.

if it still stalls its a IRQ hardware setting problem or driver problem.

Ive never crashed my system, not even application/software crashing.
Old 03-23-2004, 04:25 PM   #3
Registered: Mar 2004
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thanks, how do I do this please?
Old 04-05-2004, 11:25 AM   #4
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: Marseille, France
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
try to pass the apm=off option to your kernel. depending on wether you have grub or lilo installed, add this to the kernel description line in /etc/lilo.conf (and run lilo) or /boot/grub/grub.conf.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
linuxant HCF modem driver jperk28 Linux - Hardware 3 12-08-2004 01:26 PM
Linuxant driver, /dev/modem disappears after reboot slackist Linux - Newbie 5 10-18-2004 11:22 AM
Error installing linuxant modem driver shams Linux - Software 20 08-20-2004 04:25 AM
problem installing linuxant modem driver shams Linux - Software 3 04-18-2004 02:19 PM
Linuxant hcf modem driver alternative oranged Mandriva 9 11-20-2003 01:58 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:10 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration