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Old 04-02-2004, 02:54 PM   #1
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"The modem does not respond"


This is what I get on a newly installed MDK 9.2 OS. Kppp comes up fine but can't find the modem. I have searched all the threads (and there are many) but I haven't found a solution. I typed kppp in a console and got this- Xlib:extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0". The device I'm using is /dev/ttyS1. I've tried all the others and this one gets me further than the others. I've got everything else ready to go, can someone please help me on this? US Robotics 56K internal.
 
Old 04-02-2004, 03:22 PM   #2
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I'm not sure that is a real hardware modem or not. If it is, here is a way to configure it. If you don't have the setserial command, you should be able to install it with urpmi setserial, IIRC
# Configuring a real hardware pci modem
To configure a pci modem, open an x terminal and su - to the root account:
Code:
[fancy@tinwhistle fancy]$ su -
Password: 
[root@tinwhistle root]# cat /proc/pci
Look for your modem in the returned list. Look for something similar to mine:
Code:
  Bus  2, device   2, function  0:
    Communication controller: PCI device 151f:0000 (TOPIC SEMICONDUCTOR Corp) (rev 0).
      IRQ 5.
      I/O at 0xc400 [0xc407].
With this info, I use the setserial command:
Code:
[root@tinwhistle root]# setserial /dev/ttyS2 irq 5 port 0xc400 uart 16550a
Then I test the modem with the internet connection wizard and it works. I edit /etc/rc.d/rc.local and enter the setserial command:
Code:
[root@tinwhistle root]# pico -w /etc/rc.d/rc.local
My file for an example
Code:
#!/bin/sh
# Redhat /etc/rc.d/rc.local file
# This script will be executed *after* all the other init scripts.
# You can put your own initialization stuff in here if you don't
# want to do the full Sys V style init stuff.

touch /var/lock/subsys/local
# configure modem
setserial /dev/ttyS2 irq 5 port 0xc400 uart 16550a
Now, it remains configured after a reboot.

Modem HOWTO

# Mandrake links
Mandrake home page
Mandrake Users website
Easy urpmi config for Mandrake
urpmi mini-HOWTO
All You Ever Wanted to Know About Urpmi But Never Dared Asking Before
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
You didn't install the developmental packages? As root, command:
urpmi gcc
An Introduction to the Midnight Commander. You can install it by commanding:
urpmi mc
Midnight Commander home page

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Old 04-02-2004, 05:33 PM   #3
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I suggest you read the modem howto if you have the howtos installed.
 
Old 04-02-2004, 07:22 PM   #4
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I ran the wizard and it said "Error Kppp" /etc/resolv.conf is missing or can't be read.
 
Old 04-02-2004, 07:31 PM   #5
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My /etc/resolv.conf file for a sampel
Code:
domain infoave.net
nameserver 206.74.254.2
nameserver 204.116.57.2
Change to reflect your ISP values.
 
Old 04-02-2004, 07:42 PM   #6
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I can't find that file, so maybe it is missing, how can I create it? Also I can't get "home" to launch any files, all the permissions are ok. Is there anything in rpmdrake that I might have removed that would cause that?
 
Old 04-02-2004, 07:54 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by raysr
I can't find that file, so maybe it is missing, how can I create it?
As root, use your favorite text editor and create it.
Quote:
Also I can't get "home" to launch any files, all the permissions are ok. Is there anything in rpmdrake that I might have removed that would cause that?
I don't understand the question.
 
Old 04-02-2004, 09:20 PM   #8
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When I click on the "home" icon on the desktop it doesn't open up to "home". Access to files through Konquerer only. I created the /etc/resolv.conf file. Should I write info from my other computer to it? I'm still getting "modem does not respond" though. The first time I ran # cat /proc/pci I got alot of data but I couldn't pick a modem or connection device out of it. When I run it now I get nothing, just a repeat of the command. Typed #cat /proc/pci wrong. Now, would USB controller be it? Nothing that looks like yours.

Last edited by raysr; 04-03-2004 at 12:36 AM.
 
Old 04-03-2004, 01:37 AM   #9
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You should see an entry for a "Communication controller" somewhere in the list if you have a pci modem card.

Sorry, I don't use kde, so I'm not familiar with Konquerer. I would assume that the "home" icon would launch Konquerer in the folder /home/<user>.
 
Old 04-03-2004, 01:57 AM   #10
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Thanks for the help. I bagged it, the sound card didn't work either.
 
  


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