Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
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 10-02-2001, 06:36 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2001
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Yet more modem trouble from tux9

(I wrote the post "Modem Troubles")

I have installed SuSE Linux 7.2 Personal on my Packard Bell Easy One laptop and, unsurprisingly, cannot use my internal modem. Here is the spec:

Distribution: SuSE Linux 7.2 Personal
Kernel: 2.4.4
Brand and model of modem: Lucent Win Modem
c:\windows\system\VMM32.VXD (vcomm.vxd)
Bus: PCI
Bus 0, device 6, function 0:
Class 0780: PCI device 11c1:0450 (rev 0).
Master Capable. Latency=54. Min Gnt=252. Max Lat=14.
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xe8000000 [0xe80000ff]
I/O at 0x1010 [0x1017]
I/O at 0x1400 [0x14ff]

Vendor ID: 11c1
Device ID: 0450
Subvendor: 1033
Revision: 00
FCC ID: H8N TA1-34687-M5-E

Thank goodness I am using Lucent which is supported!

I have downloaded and followed the instructions:

1 download file
2 unzip
3 su (enter root password when prompted)
4 ./ltinst

It creates a file /dev/ttyS14 and a link to the file, /dev/modem. Unfortunately, I can still not use the modem to connect with! I am using KInternet to try an connect with. The error log just shows:

cannot find /dev/ttyS14

I am also running Windows ME on the same laptop (Lilo is on a floppy to let me boot to Linux). Is there any way I can copy the config details in the Windows modem config file to the Linux config file? If so, how?


Old 10-03-2001, 07:19 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Jun 2001
Posts: 1,635

Rep: Reputation: 45
there's a more recent driver available at

- think they're up to the 6.0 version, with bugfixes over the 5.86 version.

i can't remember offhand if your chipset (0450) is one of the supported ones... i'm pretty sure it is, but i'll need to go back and double check.

there's no real way to port the settings from windows over to linux... so, no easy fix there.

i'd suggest that you try to use wvdial first before using Kinternet or kppp - i just trust the command line more .


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
trouble installing modem Intel modem module kholdstayr Linux - Networking 0 07-17-2005 10:25 AM
modem trouble 0pal_t0ad Linux - Hardware 10 03-08-2004 02:20 PM
Modem trouble - RH 9.0 the_rydster Linux - Laptop and Netbook 3 11-05-2003 04:13 PM
Modem Trouble Christopher Linux - Hardware 5 05-19-2003 04:56 PM
Modem trouble Smokey_Mcpot Linux - Hardware 1 03-13-2003 11:08 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:10 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