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Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2008 08:30:07 -0300
From: Bjorn Wielens <Uniacke1@yahoo.ca>
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Subject: Re: 11c11040 (Agere) Success, fax no
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Hi,
IIRC, most Linux systems have a modem or dialout group expressly for 
this purpose :)
Bjorn.


Lee H wrote:
> Just wanted to add that /etc/rc.d/rc.modules is a common place to load
> modules with a Slackware, or a Slackware based distro. I believe several
> others use this file as well.
>
> a /etc/rc.d/rc.modules entry could look like this:
> /sbin/modprobe agrmodem
> /sbin/modprobe agrserial
>
>
> Jephrey,
>
> You may want to consider creating a udev rule to set "user friendly" permissions 
> and create a symlink to /dev/modem when the modules are loaded.
> Many modem related softwares look there by default.
>
> KERNEL=="ttyAGS3", NAME="%k", MODE="0660", GROUP="users", SYMLINK="modem"
>
> Edit GROUP="users" to your distros default group (maybe uucp?).  
> "users" is good enough for my single user machine.
>
> On Wed, 20 Aug 2008 13:07:36 -0400 (EDT)
> Bjorn Wielens <uniacke1@yahoo.ca> wrote:
>
>   
>> Hi,
>> There goes my theory that sysconfig is global across
>> distros... I use SuSE, which doesn't have
>> /etc/modules.
>>
>> Sure, feel free to point anyone and everyone to this
>> info, the more people we can convince to go Linux, the
>> better :) - hardware support is a BIG issue.
>>
>> Bjorn.
>>
>>
>> --- Jephrey Wodebo <psychoscorpic@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>     
>>> Thanks, Bjorn
>>>
>>> Rather typically with Ubuntu, I don't have a
>>> sysconfig (only found two
>>> python bits with that name)
>>>
>>> Ubuntu does have /etc/modules which currently has in
>>> it:
>>> fuse
>>> lp
>>>
>>> init.d appears to be a boot-time script that runs
>>> whatever is found in
>>> /etc/modules.
>>>
>>> So I added:
>>> agrmodem
>>> agrserial
>>>
>>> Rebooted
>>>
>>> Yes! /dev/ttyAGR3 exists!
>>>
>>> WvDial . . . Yes! (after editing to point to
>>> ttyAGR3) it dials & connects!
>>> Whohoo!
>>>
>>> Awesome stuff.
>>> Thanks so much, Bjorn.
>>>
>>> (I'm going to add these notes to my query on Ubuntu
>>> Forums, and credit you,
>>> if that's OK)
>>>
>>> 2008/8/20 Bjorn Wielens <uniacke1@yahoo.ca>
>>>
>>>       
>>>> Hi,
>>>> There's a file in /etc/sysconfig that you can
>>>>         
>>> edit, I
>>>       
>>>> have my modules loading at boot too :)
>>>> Beware- your distro may have other ways of letting
>>>>         
>>> you
>>>       
>>>> do this through a GUI or so, but I chose the
>>>>         
>>> sysconfig
>>>       
>>>> method since it is fairly universal across
>>>>         
>>> distros.
>>>       
>>>> Edit /etc/sysconfig/kernel and find the line
>>>> MODULES_LOADED_ON_BOOT and add "agrmodem
>>>>         
>>> agrserial" to
>>>       
>>>> the line (mine is MODULES_LOADED_ON_BOOT="agrmodem
>>>> agrserial".
>>>>
>>>> Restart your machine and they will be
>>>>         
>>> automatically
>>>       
>>>> loaded, you can then point your dialler to
>>>> /dev/ttyAGS3.
>>>>
>>>> Bjorn.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --- Jephrey Wodebo <psychoscorpic@gmail.com>
>>>>         
>>> wrote:
>>>       
>>>>> Hey Bjorn
>>>>>
>>>>> Since you so eagerly assume the mantle of
>>>>> "Unofficial 11c11040 maintainer" .
>>>>> . . ;8-P
>>>>>
>>>>> I have managed over the past week to get my
>>>>>           
>>> 11c11040
>>>       
>>>>> to run - but only per
>>>>> session.
>>>>> How does one set things up to have it
>>>>>           
>>> permanently
>>>       
>>>>> recognised? (i.e. to load
>>>>> the driver at boot, so we can just dial (I use
>>>>>           
>>> PPP)
>>>       
>>>>> as soon as it has booted
>>>>> up)
>>>>>
>>>>> Geoff
>>>>>
>>>>> 2008/8/20 Bjorn Wielens <uniacke1@yahoo.ca>
>>>>>
>>>>>           
>>>>>> Hi Lee,
>>>>>> Some people have reported success using
>>>>>>             
>>> Hylafax,
>>>       
>>>>> since
>>>>>           
>>>>>> apparently Efax can be very picky config-wise.
>>>>>> IIRC someone did e-mail the list reporting
>>>>>>             
>>> success
>>>       
>>>>>> faxing with 11c11040 modems.
>>>>>> You can search the archive at
>>>>>>             
>>>>> linmodems.technion.ac.il
>>>>>           
>>>>>> I would otherwise forward you the e-mail, but
>>>>>>             
>>> I am
>>>       
>>>>> at
>>>>>           
>>>>>> a conference, and as such do not have access
>>>>>>             
>>> to my
>>>       
>>>>>> full e-mail archive.
>>>>>> Bjorn. (Unofficial 11c11040 maintainer :) )
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --- Lee H <mylists.lee.hert@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>             
>>>>>>> Hello fine people,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I've been checking with the mailing list via
>>>>>>>               
>>> the
>>>       
>>>>> web
>>>>>           
>>>>>>> archives since
>>>>>>> April. I signed up just a few days ago so I
>>>>>>>               
>>> may
>>>       
>>>>>>> voice my thanks for all
>>>>>>> those involved with getting the 11c11040
>>>>>>>               
>>> (Agere)
>>>       
>>>>>>> chipset running with
>>>>>>> Linux.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Although I have a nice broadband connection,
>>>>>>>               
>>>>> it's
>>>>>           
>>>>>>> satisfying to know
>>>>>>> that I have the option of connecting via
>>>>>>>               
>>> dialup
>>>       
>>>>> if
>>>>>           
>>>>>>> needed.  And of
>>>>>>> course the thrill of nearly 100% of this
>>>>>>>               
>>> laptops
>>>       
>>>>>>> hardware supported.
>>>>>>> Especially the modem. Not many Linux users
>>>>>>>               
>>> in my
>>>       
>>>>>>> group of friends can
>>>>>>> say that. :)
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I'm not asking for help with faxing. I know
>>>>>>>               
>>> that
>>>       
>>>>> is
>>>>>           
>>>>>>> not what this list
>>>>>>> is about.  I'm merely stating faxing does
>>>>>>>               
>>> not
>>>       
>>>>> work
>>>>>           
>>>>>>> for me.  Resulting
>>>>>>> in hard lock ups with any attempt to connect
>>>>>>>               
>>> to
>>>       
>>>>> the
>>>>>           
>>>>>>> modem via efax or
>>>>>>> efax-gtk.  In defense of the hardware, this
>>>>>>>               
>>>>> could be
>>>>>           
>>>>>>> a error on my part
>>>>>>> as I have limited Linux faxing experience. I
>>>>>>>               
>>>>> haven't
>>>>>           
>>>>>>> been able to find
>>>>>>> confirmation on this list whether or not
>>>>>>>               
>>> faxing
>>>       
>>>>> has
>>>>>           
>>>>>>> been successful,
>>>>>>> only that it's not clear if the pre-compiled
>>>>>>>               
>>> Red
>>>       
>>>>>>> Flag Linux binary was
>>>>>>> built with faxing support.  I did see users
>>>>>>> mentioning they will
>>>>>>> attempt to test, but no followups. So for
>>>>>>>               
>>> the
>>>       
>>>>>>> archives...  I believe
>>>>>>> faxing is not supported at this time. :)
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I do have hopes that "those smarter then
>>>>>>>               
>>> me",
>>>       
>>>>> will
>>>>>           
>>>>>>> find a way to get
>>>>>>> faxing supported for this modem in the
>>>>>>>               
>>> future as
>>>       
>>>>>>> that feature will
>>>>>>> prove very useful to me.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I would like to add that I deviated from the
>>>>>>> instruction found in
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>               
>>>>>>             
>>>>         
>> http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/packages/ltmodem/11c11040/HOWTO-Agere-11c11040-HDA.html
>>     
>>>>>>> As my custom kernel needed matching
>>>>>>>               
>>> alsa-drivers
>>>       
>>>>>>> compiled for it
>>>>>>> anyway, I merely modified the
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>               
>>> alsa-driver-1.0.17/alsa-kernel/pci/hda/hda_codec.c
>>>       
>>>>>>> in the alsa sources
>>>>>>> rather then the kernel sources. This saved
>>>>>>>               
>>> me
>>>       
>>>>> from
>>>>>           
>> === message truncated ===
>>
>>
>>
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