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Old 05-27-2004, 06:01 AM   #1
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Mandrake 10.0 official and isdn


Hi,
Im going to install mandrake 10.0 official on a friends computer.

The only problem I can see is, that she is using an isdn connection.
As I have read that many people had problems with isdn and kernel-2.6 and I've read that the mandrake isdn configuration wizard didn't work at least in the community edition, I simply wanted to ask, if anyone had any experience with mandrake 10.0 and isdn.

Does it work?
Does it work with kernel-2.6 or should I stick to 2.4?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 05-27-2004, 12:13 PM   #2
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I have Mandrake 10 Official installed, but am currently using XP as I cannot get ISDN to work. The wizard is working in official, unlike CE, but I just get errors relating to the ISDN. Hisax not found and /dev/isdninfo not found etc. When I had 9.1 the same ISDN card worked flawlessly and was easily setup with the wizard, not this time thou
 
Old 05-27-2004, 01:20 PM   #3
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Thanks for the answer.
That doesn't sound very encouraging though.
Did you try to use kernel-2.4 instead of the default 2.6?
 
Old 05-27-2004, 01:42 PM   #4
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nah I just gave up just hoping for ADSL so I dont have to worry about ISDN anymore
 
Old 05-28-2004, 07:26 AM   #5
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Sorry for bumping this post, but I would really like to know if someone has gotten isdn to work with 10.0 official.

My problem is, that I can't test it myself, as I will install it first and then bring it to my friend where I'll have to configure isdn.

So, if anyone has any experience with this, please let me know.
 
Old 05-28-2004, 10:03 AM   #6
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I would really like to get ISDN workin also, then I can ditch windows and move to Linux permanently.

Ill keep trying to get things working mate and post back here my results.
 
Old 05-28-2004, 10:46 AM   #7
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Thanks for your efforts.

Appreciate it.
 
Old 06-01-2004, 03:33 PM   #8
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Partial success

I've had partial success with ISDN and 10 Official. I'm using an ELSA PCI ISDN card which has been used since Mandrake 8.x. with no problems at all. I've tried the ISDN patch in the Errata page on Mandrake site, too.

I had the error messages, etc in 2.6 kernel and on checking, saw that there was no mention of the HiSax module in the Software section of MCC under this kernal - is it missing?

Anyway, I started using the 2.4 kernel (the 2.6 kernal also had a driver for the sensors module missing, too) and at first, my card was showing up twice in the hardware list, so that I had ippp and ippp0! I got rid of all my configured connections (in MCC) and configured the connection straight from the Hardware list in Control Centre.

Now I have ippp0, the modules for HiSax load, the connection shows up in gkrellm, but now my ISP redirects me to a 'holding' site as it cannot authenticate me properly! Having tested the hardware with Suse 9.1 (which ISDN worked out of the box) I checked the chap-secrets and pap-secrets files - apart from a second asterisk, they look identical.

So now I'm stumped. I cant even use the net_monitor program as it doesn't show the connection (except on the graph) and it will not disconnect!

How can this 'stable' version mess up a working configuration which has been OK for ages?

I really don't want to go with another distro.


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Old 06-01-2004, 03:48 PM   #9
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Re: Partial success

Quote:
Originally posted by Dutch3
How can this 'stable' version mess up a working configuration which has been OK for ages?
I agree...they have somehow broken something which previously worked perfectly.
 
Old 06-04-2004, 02:06 AM   #10
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Update

I've had quite a bit of interest in this topic, including on another forum, so it looks like it's not just my configuration.

Bug report posted - hopefully someone will have a look and see what's changed to cause this......



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Old 06-07-2004, 10:48 AM   #11
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anymore news?

whats the other forum where this is being discussed?

thanks
 
Old 06-08-2004, 02:07 PM   #12
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Mandrake ISDN

No more news as yet.

Mentioned in MandrakeClub.

It's Bug number 874 on Anthill. (In fact someone else has posted there also).

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Old 06-08-2004, 06:50 PM   #13
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just tried kernel 2.4 and ISDN works fine, so its definately 2.6 related.
 
Old 06-09-2004, 06:46 PM   #14
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ISDN is no problem at all with external ISDN active units.

I have the Lioncom external 128Kbps ande works both on Windoze and from Mandrale 7 onwards.

If you use a passive card it is also detected in the Man 10 version providing the card uses the Cologne Chipset.

Using passive cards is the same as using winmodems you struggle with each operating system. Better working with an
external active ISDN Hayes compatable ISDN TA.
 
Old 06-10-2004, 02:36 AM   #15
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As the same hardware has been fine since Mandrake 8.x (and also works out of the box using another distro) there is a config problem even with 2.4. The ELSA 'Quickstep' is a PCI model that's common and has been around for ages, so it's not that........

From what I've done so far, it seems to be authentication and I/O, as GUI programs don't show the true state of connections.

As mentioned in the earlier post, I think some drivers are missing from the 2.6 kernel originally shipped - for HiSax as well as at least one sensor chip. At least they're not mentioned in MCC but are mentioned (and load) in 2.4.


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