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    Question Dial-up Modem and KNOPPIX v7.0.4 Live CD ...

    Hello.

    I got a booted KNOPPIX v7.0.4 Live CD to see an old Creative Modem Blaster V.92 USB (DE5671 Model) dial-up modem when I plugged it in during a session according to dmesg. I don't see to see any dial-up modem terminal programs like KPPP. Did KNOPPIX v7.0.4 get rid of dial-up modem softwares or am I doing this incorrectly? Or do I really need to use its DVD version?

    Thank you in advance.

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    I think that the program wvdial could be used to establish a dial-up connection. You can find examples of a configuration file /etc/wvdial.conf on the internet. There is also a program wvdialconf. Don't forget to read the manual pages of wvdial and wvdialconf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klaus2008 View Post
    I think that the program wvdial could be used to establish a dial-up connection. You can find examples of a configuration file /etc/wvdial.conf on the internet. There is also a program wvdialconf. Don't forget to read the manual pages of wvdial and wvdialconf.
    For now, I just want to see if KNOPPIX can communicate to this modem with its AT commands, but it doesn't seem to find the modem at all even though dmesg show detections:

    root@Microknoppix:/home/knoppix# wvdial
    --> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.61
    --> Cannot open /dev/modem: No such file or directory
    --> Cannot open /dev/modem: No such file or directory
    --> Cannot open /dev/modem: No such file or directory

    root@Microknoppix:/home/knoppix# wvdialconf
    Editing `/etc/wvdial.conf'.

    Scanning your serial ports for a modem.

    ttyS0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 -- failed with 2400 baud, next try: 9600 baud
    ttyS0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 -- failed with 9600 baud, next try: 115200 baud
    ttyS0<*1>: ATQ0 V1 E1 -- and failed too at 115200, giving up.
    Modem Port Scan<*1>: S1 S2 S3
    ttyS4<Info>: No such device or address
    Modem Port Scan<*1>: S4


    Sorry, no modem was detected! Is it in use by another program?
    Did you configure it properly with setserial?

    Please read the FAQ at http://alumnit.ca/wiki/?WvDial


    # cat /etc/wvdial.conf
    [Dialer Defaults]
    Phone =
    Username =
    Password =
    New PPPD = yes


    I don't need to dial put yet.


    # lsusb
    Bus 004 Device 003: ID 148d:1671
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

    Shouldn't this modem be in lsusb results?

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    I also noticed if I boot KNOPPIX and Ubuntu v12.04.1 i386 live CDs with the modem connected, then their dmesgs doesn't show the modem at all. Unplugging and replugging will make dmesg show the modem for KNOPPIX, but Ubuntu doesn't identify the USB device at all.

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    Bus 004 Device 003: ID 148d:1671
    lsusb found your modem.
    If you search for the USB ID 148d:1671 you will find the page HSF (softmodem) driver.
    It seems that you need some additional software to use your modem with Linux.

    You could download the file hsfmodem_7.80.02.06full_i386.deb.zip from the download section, unzip the file and try to install it with
    Code:
    sudo dpkg -i hsfmodem_7.80.02.06full_i386.deb
    But the install will fail because the source code is incompatible with the Linux kernel 3.4. You would have to search on the internet for patches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klaus2008 View Post
    lsusb found your modem.
    If you search for the USB ID 148d:1671 you will find the page HSF (softmodem) driver.
    It seems that you need some additional software to use your modem with Linux.

    You could download the file hsfmodem_7.80.02.06full_i386.deb.zip from the download section, unzip the file and try to install it with
    Code:
    sudo dpkg -i hsfmodem_7.80.02.06full_i386.deb
    But the install will fail because the source code is incompatible with the Linux kernel 3.4. You would have to search on the internet for patches.
    I went to http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/hsf/...-installer.php to try it:

    $ wget http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/dgc/...nxtinstall.run

    $ sh ./cnxtinstall.run
    Verifying archive integrity... All good.
    Uncompressing Linux drivers for Conexant modem chipsets Installer version 1.0.3

    If the graphical installer fails to start, you could try the terminal
    version that you can start with the following command:

    ---
    sh cnxtinstall.run -- --tty
    ---

    Alternatively, you could manually download and install the packages from the
    following pages:

    HSF: http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/hsf/full/downloads.php
    HCF: http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/hcf/full/downloads.php
    DGC: http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/dgc/downloads.php
    RIPTIDE: http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/riptide/downloads.php
    ALSA driver: http://www.linuxant.com/alsa-driver

    Trying to launch a web browser, please wait...

    "A username and password are being requested by http://127.0.0.1:18021. The site says: 'Linux drivers for Conexant modem chipsets installation requires system privileges. Please enter root as username and the corresponding password'"

    What's the login? I tried no password, but it rejected that. This looks like a pain in the butt process.

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    The address 127.0.0.1 is your system (localhost). I think you should issue
    Code:
    sudo passwd
    and give the user root a password.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klaus2008 View Post
    The address 127.0.0.1 is your system (localhost). I think you should issue
    Code:
    sudo passwd
    and give the user root a password.
    Thanks! That worked. [sighs] This seems impossible. Here's a copy and paste of what I did in Terminal: http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=876eEaki Maybe I should give up on this super old USB modem I got for free.

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    Predictive diagnostics for card in bus 004:
    Modem chipset detected on
    SLOT="Bus 004 Device 002:"
    NAME=" "
    bus=004
    USBmodemID=148d:1671
    IDENT=hsfmodem
    Driver=hsfmodem
    [...]
    Primary device ID: 148d:1671
    Support type needed or chipset: hsfmodem
    [...]
    Start at http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/hsf/...ds-license.php to find the
    hsfmodem package matching your System.
    I would download the package hsfmodem_7.80.02.06full_i386.deb.zip from the download page to the desktop (/home/knoppix/Desktop).

    Then I would download the patches hsfmodem-7.80.02.06-kernel-2.6.37.patch, hsfmodem-7.80.02.06-kernel-2.6.39.patch, hsfmodem-7.80.02.06-kernel-3.4.patch from the openmamba website and save them in /home/knoppix/Desktop.

    In the terminal issue
    Code:
    cd /home/knoppix/Desktop
    unzip hsfmodem_7.80.02.06full_i386.deb.zip
    sudo dpkg -i hsfmodem_7.80.02.06full_i386.deb
    The install will fail, but you can apply the patches you downloaded from the openmamba website.
    Code:
    cd /usr/lib/hsfmodem
    sudo patch -p1 < /home/knoppix/Desktop/hsfmodem-7.80.02.06-kernel-2.6.37.patch
    sudo patch -p2 < /home/knoppix/Desktop/hsfmodem-7.80.02.06-kernel-2.6.39.patch
    sudo patch -p2 < /home/knoppix/Desktop/hsfmodem-7.80.02.06-kernel-3.4.patch
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure hsfmodem
    If necessary, run
    Code:
    sudo hsfconfig
    to complete the installation, enter license information, or to change your modem's configuration.

    I hope that helps, but remember that you have to buy a licence key if you need the modem at full speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klaus2008 View Post
    I would download the package hsfmodem_7.80.02.06full_i386.deb.zip from the download page to the desktop (/home/knoppix/Desktop).

    Then I would download the patches hsfmodem-7.80.02.06-kernel-2.6.37.patch, hsfmodem-7.80.02.06-kernel-2.6.39.patch, hsfmodem-7.80.02.06-kernel-3.4.patch from the openmamba website and save them in /home/knoppix/Desktop.

    In the terminal issue
    Code:
    cd /home/knoppix/Desktop
    unzip hsfmodem_7.80.02.06full_i386.deb.zip
    sudo dpkg -i hsfmodem_7.80.02.06full_i386.deb
    The install will fail, but you can apply the patches you downloaded from the openmamba website.
    Code:
    cd /usr/lib/hsfmodem
    sudo patch -p1 < /home/knoppix/Desktop/hsfmodem-7.80.02.06-kernel-2.6.37.patch
    sudo patch -p2 < /home/knoppix/Desktop/hsfmodem-7.80.02.06-kernel-2.6.39.patch
    sudo patch -p2 < /home/knoppix/Desktop/hsfmodem-7.80.02.06-kernel-3.4.patch
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure hsfmodem
    If necessary, run
    Code:
    sudo hsfconfig
    to complete the installation, enter license information, or to change your modem's configuration.

    I hope that helps, but remember that you have to buy a licence key if you need the modem at full speed.
    It seems to work. See my Terminal's copy and paste at http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=YjLE4Sge ... Unfortunately, 14.4k data is for free and I have to pay for it for full package. Is this even legal for them do that? Is there another third party or is this it?

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