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rompel
05-12-2003, 02:17 PM
hello,

i have a sony vaio PCG-GRX616MP laptop and i am trying to install my modem on a debian (knoppix) linux system (version 2.4.19-xfs). my modem is the Conextant-Ambit SoftK56 Data,Fax ICH Modem 8086:2486

but all i do ... the modem does not work. i read the articles in this forum and found many persons, who habe the same problem as i. but no tip worked.

i did the following steps:
at first i downloaded the hsflinmodem-5.03.27lnxbeta03042700.tar driver from the homepage www.linuxant.com (HSF (softmodem) driver)

then i installed the driver with 'make install' and then with 'hsfconfig'. after that i changed the county to GERMANY with 'hsfconfig --country'.

then i started 'modconf'.
i changed into 'misc' and loaded the module 'hsfengine'.
then i loaded the module 'hsfserial'.

after that the following lines are written in /var/log/syslog: May 10 19:02:48 laptop insmod: Warning: loading /lib/modules/2.4.19-xfs/misc/hsfich.o will taint the kernel: non-GPL license - Copyright (C) 1996-2001 Conexant Systems Inc. All Rights Reserved.
May 10 19:02:48 laptop insmod: See http://www.tux.org/lkml/#export-tainted for information about tainted modules
May 10 19:02:48 laptop insmod: Module hsfich loaded, with warnings May 10 19:02:49 laptop kernel: PCI: No IRQ known for interrupt pin B of device 00:1f.6. Please try using pci=biosirq. May 10 19:02:49 laptop kernel: PCI: Setting latency timer of device 00:1f.6 to 64 May 10 19:02:49 laptop kernel: LinuxHookInterrupt: request for IRQ 0 failed May 10 19:02:49 laptop kernel: hsf_request_port: open failed

then i run a few commands:

root@laptop:~# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset Host Bridge (rev 04) 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 04) 00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM USB (Hub #1) (rev 02) 00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM USB (Hub #2) (rev 02) 00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM USB (Hub #3) (rev 02) 00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BAM/CAM PCI Bridge (rev 42) 00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801CAM ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02) 00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801CAM IDE U100 (rev 02) 00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM SMBus (rev 02) 00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Audio (rev 02) 00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Modem (rev 02) 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M7 LW 02:05.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev a8) 02:05.1 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev a8) 02:05.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C552 IEEE 1394 Controller 02:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82801CAM (ICH3) Chipset Ethernet Controller (rev 42)


root@laptop:~# lsmod
Module Size Used by Tainted: P
hsfich 95340 0 (autoclean)
hsfserial 22484 0 (unused)
hsfengine 869324 0 [hsfserial]
hsfosspec 22204 0 [hsfich hsfserial hsfengine]
lvm-mod 60768 0 (autoclean)
ds 6472 4
rtc 6908 0
apm 9644 1
yenta_socket 8704 2
pcmcia_core 37536 0 [ds yenta_socket]
usb-uhci 21612 0 (unused)
usbmouse 1752 0 (unused)
hid 19172 0 (unused)
usbcore 56736 1 [usb-uhci usbmouse hid]
mousedev 3832 1
input 3200 0 [usbmouse hid mousedev]
serial 51908 0
i810_rng 2660 0 (unused)
...

i could find the follwing lines in /etc/modules.conf
### update-modules: start processing /etc/modutils/hsf
alias /dev/ttySHSF0 hsfserial
alias char-major-240 hsfserial
alias /dev/ttyCUA* hsfserial
alias char-major-241 hsfserial
alias /dev/modem hsfserial
options hsfserial serialmajor=240 calloutmajor=241

### update-modules: end processing /etc/modutils/hsf

the link /dev/modem is there and the file ttySHSF0, too: root@laptop:/dev# ls -l ttyS*
crw-rw-rw- 1 root dialout 4, 64 May 10 18:11 ttyS0
crw-rw-rw- 1 root dialout 4, 65 May 14 2002 ttyS1
crw-rw-rw- 1 root dialout 4, 66 Apr 15 2001 ttyS2
crw-rw-rw- 1 root dialout 4, 67 Apr 15 2001 ttyS3
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 240, 64 May 10 17:56 ttySHSF0

now i configured the ppp conection 'provider' with pppconfig
In pppconfig i used the link /dev/modem

after running 'pon' the following lines are written in /var/log/syslog May 10 19:14:00 laptop kernel: CSLIP: code copyright 1989 Regents of the University of California May 10 19:14:00 laptop kernel: PPP generic driver version 2.4.2 May 10 19:14:00 laptop pppd[2543]: pppd 2.4.1 started by root, uid 0 May 10 19:14:01 laptop chat[2544]: Can't get terminal parameters: Input/output error May 10 19:14:01 laptop pppd[2543]: Connect script failed May 10 19:14:02 laptop pppd[2543]: Exit.

now i read in an article, that i should try the boot command 'pci=biosirq' on the lili promt. but that did not work. still the same problems.

then i tried the boot command 'pci=acpi'. still the same problems.

here is my lili.conf (without the two boot commands): boot=/dev/hda3 vga=791 prompt timeout=50 append = "hda=scsi hdb=scsi hdc=scsi hdd=scsi hde=scsi hdf=scsi hdg=scsi hdh=scsi apm=power-off noapic"

image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.19-xfs
label=knoppix
root=/dev/hda3
read-only


#other=/dev/hda1
# label=freedos
# table=/dev/hda

here the data from the modem with the listmodem programm:
Build Number : 2600

================================================== ===================
= RESULT OF MODEM QUERY =
================================================== ===================
NUMBER OF MODEMS FOUND = 1

MODEM #1:
PCI CONFIGURATION INFORMATION READ:
VENDOR ID : 8086
DEVICE ID : 2486
SUBVENDOR ID : 104D
SUBDEVICE ID : 80FA
REVISION ID : 02

DEDUCED INFORMATION:
VENDOR NAME : UNKNOWN
DEVICE NAME : UNKNOWN
SUBVENDOR NAME : UNKNOWN
MODEM TYPE : HSF
WINXP INBUILD SUPPORT : NO


what can i do to solve these problems? what can i do to bring the modem installed correctly? can anyone help me ?

thanks !