configure best date 56k modem problem?
Please help me, I've spent weeks googling & searching this and other forums. Part of this is I am very new to linux brought on by having purchased a computer with Vista. I am trying to use SuSE 10.1 and think I will really like it if i can get on the net with it. I don't know if it is a configuration problem, installation problem, set up problem or what.
I have dial up, it's all we have out here. Some day may get wireless available, but Embarq has said we will have broadband available the day before hell freezes over (though they were nicer about it).
I bought a best data 56k external USB modem (my HP doesn't have a serial port) It came with drivers on a CD, with linux drivers & a readme file. I plugged in the modem and YaST does not detect it, but under hardware information it shows up under USB shows a 56k softmodem with a driver of ST7554 USB Modem and the drivers say active modprobe says yes. It shows to be a SGS Thomson Microelectronics 56K softmodem. If I look under File: /etc/sysconfig/slmodemd (using YAsT) in the Harware>modems section
Possible Values: Any value
Default Value: modem:1
Service to Restart: slmodemd
Hardware(not modem) device for the slmodemd.
slmodemd accesses hardware devices which are provided
by the slamr and the slusb kernel modules. This congiuration
setting determines which hardware device slmodemd should use.
Use "modem:x" or "hw:x,y" in ALSA mode, x=card number, y=pcm number
Use "slamr0" for SmartLink-compatible AC'97 Riser modem codecs
Use "slusb0" for the SmartUSB56 from SmartLink(extermal USB modem)
Note: After starting slmodemd, he will create a PTY (pseudo-termnal)
and create a symlink called /dev/ttySL0 which points to this PTY.
/dev/ttySL0 is the device used by applications.
So in the box at the top where it says SLMODEMD_DEVICE I typed slusb0
In KPPP I chose /dev/ttySL0 for my modem.
I tried using this modprobe slamr
I found from another modem post and I got FATAL: Module slamr not found
but my wheel with slmodemd IS in /usr/sbin I saw it!
I tried to install the modem drivers following the instructions in read me. The easiest way looked like the rpm but the first command was to build and rpm & srpm from the tarball using # rpm -ta slmdm-2.7.14.tar.gz the "ta" command didn't work I googled and tried some alternative commands and short of it is a message about legacy syntax not being supported. The rest of it was stuff like # rpm -i /path/to/slmdm-2.X.X-Y.i386.rpm but since the first part didn't work, I didn't have any i386.rpms. So I unzipped the tarball using tar xvzf slmdm-2.7.14.tar.gz then tried to use the rpmbuild I read about during a google search, this didn't work either. So I looked at the other way. I copied the slmdm-2.7.14 file from CD to my hard drive. Then the instructions said to "you will want to correct in Makefile path to your
local linux kernel header files:
I have no idea what this means or how to do it. But since it talked about path I opened a konsole window in the folder containing the files and typed "make" and make install. It didn't seem to work.
I'm not really sure if this is even a problem since the modem shows in the hardware info that it has drivers and they are active.
In the box at the top of the sys config using YAsT I replaced the modem:1 with the slusb0 from the choice list, didn't that create the link thing?
Can someone please help me? I've googled and searched and I'm not even sure where I'm going wrong or what the problem is, I just know it isn't working.