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25th May 2004, 10:30 AM
After having upgraded my home laptop from RH9 to FC2 I decided I'd best get the modem working. Before upgrading I downloaded the latest modem driver (slmodem-2.9.7.tar.gz), who's README indicated that it works with the 2.6 kernel.
So it built fine and after a little hoop jumping the modem kinda works. Kppp cannot see the modem at all, however wvdial can (pointing at the same device /dev/modem). But after wvdial has been connected for a minute or so X hangs, no keyboard or mouse input is reflected on the screen. If anyone has this modem driver working on FC2 I'd appriciate knowing how you managed it :)
29th May 2004, 06:48 PM
I had it working very very easly . . . . .
un tared the file, cd'ed into it
/usr/sbin/slmodemd --country=USA /dev/slamr0
and then it should tell you what device it sets it as
and change /dev/modem to that.
then so at boot it does a modprobe slamr and /usr/sbin/slmodemd --country=USA /dev/slamr0 runs the modem driver at boot. you need to add it to
at this to the end of it.
modprobe slamr > /dev/null 2>&1
/usr/sbin/slmodemd --country=USA /dev/slamr0 > /dev/null 2>&1 &
31st May 2004, 09:09 PM
I have already done all this and the modem works. However after about a minute of being connected X seems to hang, becoming unresponsive to either mouse or keyboard.
Any further ideas?
2nd June 2004, 09:27 AM
Originally posted by blahrus
I had it working very very easly . . . . .
so far so good..... but i got a /dev/ttySL1 or something to connect with in KPP...
But that does not work as it is a softmodem and the link to /dev/modem does not work..
message something like: no such modem or file exist...
In the readme there is one remark about such a problem without a solution.... so i googled and found something like: try to install a hardware modem and after that make the link to that.... (i had a 28k8 serial modem lying around....)
(i forgot the internet link).
It works. I will have to put the code in some rc.local probalby else loosing it after every reboot.....
some of the commandlines:
[root@mobail root]# /usr/sbin/slmodemd --country=NETHERLANDS /dev/ttyS0 &
[root@mobail root]# SmartLink Soft Modem: version 2.9.7 May 31 2004 20:58:43
modem `ttyS0' created. TTY is `/dev/pts/3'
symbolic link `/dev/ttySL64' -> `/dev/pts/3' created.
Use `/dev/ttySL64' as modem device, Ctrl+C for termination.
after that in another term:
[root@mobail root]# ln -s /dev/ttySL64 /dev/ttyS0
and then configure KPP with /dev/ttyS0 and testing was ... OK.
Modffy the tttySL64 to your situation.
And download the real latest version as the same version with an older date did not work (confusing these dates as i was concentrating on the version not on the date first...):
[root@mobail root]# tar -xvzf slmodem-2.9.7.tar.gz
edit: if you get a message "/dev/ttyS0 exists allready" or something similar.. you must remove it on beforehand doing all this.
After some reboots i saw this problem. This also means that if you want a script this must be done automatically
Asus L3800C with 40GB/512MB, winmodem, Realtek netcard, ect (standard running @ 1. 8 GHz)
some messages on the modem hardware:
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1f.5 to 64
intel8x0_measure_ac97_clock: measured 74227 usecs
intel8x0: clocking to 48000
slamr: module license 'Smart Link Ltd.' taints kernel.
slamr: SmartLink AMRMO modem.
slamr: probe 8086:2486 ICH card...
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1f.6 to 64
slamr: mc97 codec is SIL21
slamr: slamr0 is ICH card.
lspci -vv output
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Generic])
Subsystem: Asustek Computer, Inc.: Unknown device 1496
Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap- 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 11
Region 0: I/O ports at e200
Region 1: I/O ports at e300 [size=128]
15th July 2004, 02:32 AM
This still isn't working for me. Using the 2.9.9 driver, still hangs X after a few moments of connectivity. I am using FC2. Haven't tried it with alsa.
15th July 2004, 02:49 AM
Have you tried gnome-ppp, I currently have it working(though I have not fully tested the link as yet as I normally connect via the network) and it recognizes /dev/modem after you have created a symbolic link from it to your modem.
type in gnome-ppp into the web and to install it is the standard configure,make, make install process.
15th July 2004, 05:33 AM
generally you need ALSA as you need full duplex... does your driver has that fully working?
16th July 2004, 12:38 AM
I've tried Kppp, wvdial and gnome-ppp all of which cause X to hang after a few moments of connectivity.
The drivers README says that it can be compiled with alsa, I haven't done so though. I will try this...
16th July 2004, 07:35 AM
This might be your answer.....
The modem is finally up and working.
If you ever encounter the situation, try changing to the KDE desktop environment.
16th July 2004, 09:28 PM
I already use KDE....
17th July 2004, 01:44 AM
he was propably jumping to conclusions... propably he has some processes NOT running under under KDE... Look whether you can contact him as the problem really looks quite similar....
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