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Old 03-23-2004, 08:55 AM   #16
yoshitec
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thanks justwantin,

I'll give the winmodem a try.

I tried using the serial modem, but to no avail. Got the same error message as before, "connect script failed".

Does anyone have any idea why it could be that slackware isn't recognizing either of these modems (serial US robotics or a Jaton COMCL)?Seems like at least one of those should work, but I don't even hear it trying to dial.

Is the command "lspci" a modem probe. Seems like I need some type of probe to see if it's even seeing these modems. I'm running slack 7.1. so may be missing any of the latest developments.

Thanks
 
Old 03-23-2004, 11:41 AM   #17
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This was the thead I started... but I didnīt know there was newer drivers available (appart from the ones you have to buy)
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=149589

Good luck!

Adam
 
Old 03-24-2004, 02:19 AM   #18
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"lspci" is found in /bin and is used for listing all pci devices recognised by your system. In slack (at least)you need to log into a terminal as root to use it. There are other similar commands. Just type "ls" then press your tab key to get a list of all the "listing" commands. They all come in handy at one time or another and the names are pretty much self explanatory.

root@rick:/home/rick# ls
ls lsdev lsof lss16toppm
lsattr lsmod lspci lsusb
lsb lsmod.old lsraid lsz

I only ever used a serial modem once. It was a netcom roadster 28kbs in an old 486 running Vector Linux (slackware based) and it was recognised right away. I ran netconfig and pppsetup then the first time I ran ppp-go it was online. As I understand it, that's all you need to do with a proper serial modem. Winmodems have incomplete chipsets and and are dependent on the M$ O/S for full functionality. Serial modems stand on their own two feet.

The error message "connect script failed" may have nothing to do with the modem working or not working. Error messages are often a little off the mark and it may very well be that (if you are not running as root) the file /etc/ppp/pppscript can not be read when you run ppp-go or that the settings in it are not correct. This is what the contents of mine looks like.

<snip>
TIMEOUT 60
ABORT ERROR
ABORT BUSY
ABORT "NO CARRIER"
ABORT "NO DIALTONE"
"" "AT&FH0"
OK "atdt0198331111"
TIMEOUT 75
CONNECT
<snip>

/etc/ppp/pppscript has to be readable by any user to be run by anyuser. In slackware pppsetup is run as root. Consequently /etc/ppp/pppcript is written by root and will not be readable by any onther user (or aps they run) unless you change the permissions of that file.

In my experience the first place to check when troubleshooting modem configuration is permissions of the files needed to start pppd, access the modem, and to provide modem/ISP configuration and other settings.

Unless you can definitivly test your hardware, you will have to be sure that your network configuration and pppd configuration are correct before you can say for sure that it is a hardware problem.

I have put together step by step instructions for setting up a dial up connection using netconfig and pppsetup on a stand alone Slackware box. You can find them here:
http://www.members.optusnet.com.au/~...lup_setup.html

This link is basically an extension of notes from my postings to this forum or the one at linuxpackages and I've put them on my personal website which I'm playing around with as a learning exercise so my apologies for typos etc. but they should be readable.

Last edited by justwantin; 03-24-2004 at 02:24 AM.
 
Old 03-24-2004, 02:58 PM   #19
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Try running ppp-on as root. If that works and you want to give permission for users to dial out then do:
chmod 644 /etc/ppp/options
chmod 644 /etc/ppp/pppscript
 
Old 03-25-2004, 08:05 AM   #20
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thanks a lot folks,

The instructions I had before never mentioned netconfig, only pppsetup. I have two serial modems and one hardware modem so I should be able to get something to work!

I'll be working on it
 
Old 03-26-2004, 02:11 AM   #21
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Yeah, run netconfig first and choose the loopback device for modem.
 
Old 03-29-2004, 08:33 AM   #22
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alas, still no luck.

I ran netconfig, and ran ppp-go as root, tried both the 28,8 and the 56,6 Us robotics serial modems I have, using either ttyS0 or ttyS1 as the modem port configured in pppsetup.

Still the only error I get is 'Connect Script Failed'.

I haven't tried the winmodem yet, since I am wondering if I can get any of my 'linux friendly' modems to work, what chance do I have with a winmodem

Since I don't hear it trying to dial, something is happening b4 I even get to that point.

I know the connection works, I can connect with my mac or windows pc just fine.

Am taking regular breaks when trying these things to avoid tearing the mobo out in frustration
 
Old 03-29-2004, 02:06 PM   #23
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Are you testing it as root first? with your serial modems. If you are testing as a user you will have to chmod as detailed above by gnashley.

Before you bother downloading the ltmodem tarball plug your winmodem into a pci slot and see if it is recognised by running "lspci" as root. If it is not rcognised first check and make sure that you have the winmodem card seated properly in the slot before you decide it is stuffed.

Maybe you'll have better luck with the winmodems and compiling the ltmodem modules (drivers).
 
Old 03-29-2004, 08:28 PM   #24
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yep, I tested it as root with the serial modems.

I just put the winmodem in and ran lspci and got the following output:

Host bridge: VLSI Technology Inc 82C592-FC1 (rev01)
ISA bridge: VLSI Technology Inc 82C593-FC1 (rev01)
VGA compatible controller etc....
IDE interface etc....

I googled the VLSI thingie and it didn't look like a modem, so I'm thinking it didn't see the winmodem?
 
Old 03-31-2004, 01:02 PM   #25
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A description of a device will tell you whats it is. For example look below at two PCI cards in one of my boxes.

00:09.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co.<snip> this is the beginning of the line for a network Interface card (nic)

00:0a.0 Communication controller: Lucent Microelectronics <snip> this is the beginning of the line for my winmodem with a Lucent chipset.

A PCI card goes in the white card slots and must be cliped in firmly If its in correctly it should register as something when you run lspci as root. Try lspci with/without card in. Any difference?

Old hardware can be frustrating. I have had boxes open with covers off for weeks on end. Scares my wife to see them running like that.
 
Old 04-08-2004, 10:49 AM   #26
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Some Resolution

Okay,

So I figured some things out and of course I have to share all my stupidities with you (so other newbies may learn). I got the serial modem to work on a machine running debian ( that I tried these other modems with), so that leads me to the conclusion that.

The two internal modems:

Jaton COMCL

Abocom Systems: FB WS-5614PMEB1 ( which may be closely related to the hspc? micromodem

are difficult to get to work with slackware or debian. The Jaton COML may have been broken in the first place. The Abocom modem is a PCI winmodem and worked fine with windows 98.

Admission:

I had the external serial modem plugged into the parallel port. Duh.

On both machines the external serial port is ttyS1. This could save some people some time

So I got the external serial modems to work with debian fine and I'm online. YAY!

But with the slackware machine, I hear it dial- I hear the handshake and then it sounds like it cuts off. The debian machine is setup to use PAP, and that is what my ISP claims to use and it works fine on that machine. But coz it wasn't working I tried CHAP as well, to no avail.

This is the var/log/messages output:

Serial Connection established
Using interface pppd()
Connect: pppd()<-->/dev/tty1
Modem hangup
Connection terminated

I tried with two different external modems, hoping it was a modem thing. But had the same problem with both. Both are US Robotics-one is 28,8 and the other 56,6. I think both are Sportster models.

Anyone have any ideas on how to get over this final piece of the puzzle?

Thanks!

Last edited by yoshitec; 04-08-2004 at 10:52 AM.
 
Old 04-11-2004, 09:41 PM   #27
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I'm running slackware version 7.1 and on a debian machine I'm running Woody. The machine running Woody connects just fine using the same settings and modem as I'm trying to connect with the Slackware machine.

Does anyone think it could be just that the Slack 7.1 kernel doesn't support the US robotics external serial modems I'm trying to use??
 
Old 04-11-2004, 11:52 PM   #28
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No, all serial modems are supported.
Have you manually put in your ISP's DNS addresses in pppsetup?
 
Old 04-12-2004, 09:08 AM   #29
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yup, I put in the DNS number, the same DNS as I put in on the Debian machine.
 
Old 04-13-2004, 08:43 AM   #30
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Okay, so I uncommented the debug option in ppp/options and got the following when running ppp-go.

Serial connection established.
Using interface ppp0
Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/ttyS1
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x1 <asyncmap 0x0> <magic 0xb679327c><pcomp><accomp>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x1 <asyncmap 0x0> <magic 0xb679327c><pcomp><accomp>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x1 <asyncmap 0x0> <magic 0xb679327c><pcomp><accomp>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x1 <asyncmap 0x0> <magic 0xb679327c><pcomp><accomp>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x1 <asyncmap 0x0> <magic 0xb679327c><pcomp><accomp>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x1 <asyncmap 0x0> <magic 0xb679327c><pcomp><accomp>]
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x1 <asyncmap 0x0> <magic 0xb679327c><pcomp><accomp>]
Modem hangup
Connection terminated.

Last edited by yoshitec; 04-13-2004 at 08:46 AM.
 
  


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