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Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 11:42:56 -0500
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CC: Tomas Garcia Ferrari <tgf@bigital.com>, LinModems <discuss@linmodems.org>
Subject: Re: Problem compiling ltmodem on Acer Extensa - RH 6.2 -NEW ltmodem.html
References: <Pine.LNX.4.05_heb2.08.10105311830090.16468-100000@phep2.technion.ac.il>
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The Forcing used successfully in an Acer Extensa 500T was
    Forced=3D3,0x108,0x2e8
rather than your
    Forced=3D3,0x130,0x02f8
However the latter 2 parameters can vary very much from System to
System.

See the links in the ATTACHED, which I've just updated.

MarvS
=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D
>Jacques Goldberg wrote:
> =

> On Thu, 31 May 2001, Tomas Garcia Ferrari wrote:
> =

> > Finally I could compile the module. Probably the problem of the non-w=
orking
> > lspci -vv was the cause? Anyway, my next step is to load the module a=
nd make
> > the modem calls.
> >
> > I tried installing this modules:
> > >>---
> > []$ insmod isapnp
> > []$ insmod lt_modem Forced=3D3,0x130,0x02f8
> > []$ insmod lt_serial
> =

>   Is there a clear reason why you forced these parameters on an ISA-pnp=

> unit? Are you sure now that your modem is an ISA-pnp and is not already=

> configured by the BIOS?
> =

>   What your wvdial shows is that you talk to the driver, it does not sh=
ow
> that the driver talks to the actual modem chip (hardware).
> >
> > []$ lsmod
> > Module                Size  Used by
> > lt_serial            16992   0
> > lt_modem            314368   0  [lt_serial]
> > isapnp               24272   0  (unused)
> > ide-cd               24240   0  (autoclean)
> > parport_probe         3440   0  (autoclean)
> > parport_pc            7472   0  (autoclean)
> > parport               7296   0  [parport_probe parport_pc]
> > appletalk            18464  15  (autoclean)
> > pcnet_cs             10592   1
> > 8390                6080   0  [pcnet_cs]
> > ds                    6288   2  [pcnet_cs]
> > i82365               21824   2
> > pcmcia_core          44800   0  [pcnet_cs ds i82365]
> > ppp                  20880   0  (autoclean) (unused)
> > slhc                  4544 0  (autoclean) [ppp]
> > nls_cp437             3920   1  (autoclean)
> > msdos                 5424   1  (autoclean)
> > fat                  30720   1  (autoclean) [msdos]
> > >>---
> >
> > But then, the modem doesn't dial:
> > >>---
> > WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.41
> > Initializing modem.
> > Sending: ATZ
> > ATZ
> >
> > OK
> >
> > Sending: ATH1
> > ATH1
> >
> > OK
> >
> > Sending: AT+GCI=3D42
> > AT+GCI=3D42
> >
> > OK
> >
> > Sending: ATM1L2
> > ATM1L2
> >
> > OK
> >
> > Modem initialized.
> > Sending: ATDT 990,01803192119
> >
> > Waiting for carrier.
> > ATDT 990,01803192119
> >
> > NO DIALTONE
> >
> > No dial tone.Trying again in 5 seconds.
> >
> > DIALING CANCELED BY USER
> > Disconnecting at Thu May 31 11:46:26 2001
> >
> > DIALING FINISHED
> > >>---
> >
> >
> > > OR, OF COURSE, if you also have Windows in that machine, please boo=
t
> > > Windows, try to start the modem, and in any case
> > > ControlPanel->System->DeviceManager->click modem, click next line s=
howing
> > > the modem which is installed->Properties->Driver->DriverFileDetails=
 and
> > > inform us about what you there...
> >
> > I boot Windows, I try the modem(and it works), and this are the drive=
rs:
> >
> > C:\\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\LTMODEM.VXD
> > C:\\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\VMM32.VXD
> > C:\\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\LTVCD.VXD
> > C:\\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\LTCOM.VXD
> >
> > WINDOWS recognize this modem as a LT Win Modem.
> >
> >
> > +--                           --+
> >   Tom=E1s Garc=EDa Ferrari
> >   Bigital
> >   http://bigital.com/
> > +--                           --+
> >
> >
> =

>                                 Jacques J. Goldberg
>                                 Jacques.Goldberg@cern.ch
>                                 >>>> Currently at TECHNION <<<<
>                                 PHONE: Technion=3D+(972)(0)(4)829.36.63=

>                                            CERN=3D+(41)(22)767.73.85
>                                 FAX:   Technion=3D+(972)(0)(4)829.36.68=

>                                            CERN=3D+(41)(22)767.31.00
>                                 HOME: Haifa=3D+(972)(4)825.29.04
>                                 GSM portable: +(972)(0)54.29.36.63
>                                           or: +(41)(79)201.39.06
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<p>Most entries herein are from the Linmodem <a href="http://linmodems.org/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi/1">Archives</a>,
<br>&nbsp;
<p>Periodically, it may become appropriate to compact some of the contents
into a HowTo.
<br>Pages such as this can be hosted for general access, for example on
the server
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; which Jacques Goldberg is preparing for <a href="http://linmodems.technion.ac.il">seaching
the archives</a>.
<br>They could be announced through:&nbsp; <b>announce@linmodems.org</b>
<br>Such postings and access will greatly diminish the frequency of Newbie
Repeater Questions.
<p>To <b><font size=+1>Unsubscribe from the List</font></b> , send an email
from your initial subscription address to:
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <font size=+1>announce-<b>unsubscribe</b>@linmodems.org</font>
<br><font size=+1>List owner Russell Nelson &lt;nelson@crynwr.com> comments
in response to:</font>
<br><font size=+1>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; > so
im asking, no im begging please remove me from THE LIST.</font>
<br><font size=+1>It's quite possible that occasionally there is a problem.</font>
<br><font size=+1>But I need you to send me a copy of all the mail you
sent to the list server,</font>
<br><font size=+1>and a copy of all the mail it returned.&nbsp; Otherwise
I cannot diagnose the problem.</font>
<p>
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<br>Messages related to the ltmodem-5.99 release - downloads from <a href="http://www.sfu.ca/~cth/ltmodem">Canada</a>
or <a href="http://www.heby.de/ltmodem">Germany</a>
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; and in a <a href="http://www.pld.org.pl">Polish
Linux distribution</a>, slighjtly <a href="http://linmodems.org/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?1:mss:3889:200105:kfkjjfnhgaamblmhcncn">modified</a>.
<p><a href="http://linmodems.org/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?1:mss:3862:200105:jekoinphkmaohkonjhmb">Statement
of Purpose</a> -&nbsp; to Exist as little as possible.
<br><a href="http://linmodems.org/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?1:mss:3863:200105:cokjmaglckpoeppkdojo">Release
5.99a</a>&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp; What is new and Who.
<br><a href="http://linmodems.org/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?1:mss:3867:200105:kebiadfhnnjmaogmhipi">Who
should upgrade</a>&nbsp; -&nbsp; don't rush, with exceptions.
<br><a href="http://linmodems.org/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?1:mss:3870:200105:dfogjmimbdhdipaplbhc">The
Configure implementation</a> - easier for Newbies.
<br><a href="http://linmodems.org/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?1:mss:3909:200105:pmmnijofdjfjdibmcffg">Garments
around the Source</a> - adaptiveness and added utility.
<p>Easy successes common:
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://linmodems.org/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?1:mss:4097:oonanoogblldjokhnjpk">Mandrake
8.0</a> --&nbsp; <a href="http://linmodems.org/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?1:mss:4079:200105:jkdfddpnbihgpcghcnac">hardware
dependency</a> -
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://linmodems.org/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?1:mss:3880:lcgnoamlakhanlmfhfbm">Acer
laptop 514TE</a> ---
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://linmodems.org/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?1:mss:4082:200105:nlhpmenahoffolheeofc">Siemens
laptop (lifeserie c)</a> with ltmodem/intel_ethernet express combination.
<p>More complex success cases:
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://linmodems.org/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?1:mss:4001:dehcmncfgepcbcmikmge">PCMCIA
</a>Lucent
32 bit modem - guidance
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; PCMCIA Lucent <a href="http://linmodems.org/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?1:mss:4186:200105:hmbpehbflomplhnojpnk">16
bit </a>modem -&nbsp; "&nbsp; on using wvdialconf, lt_serial NOT necessary
<p>&nbsp;3rd parameter needed again, as in 5.78e and 5.78f releases.
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://linmodems.org/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?1:mss:3866:bhnnnmbljokiolpopkpl">Ga&euml;l
Delalleau's</a>&nbsp; comparison of 2 parameter 5.99a and 3 parameter 5.78e
with Toshiba laptop
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://linmodems.org/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?1:mss:3830:fmofadloggekicijekka">
Bernard Holzmayer's</a>&nbsp;&nbsp; Acer Extensa 500T (=Travelmate 500T)
laptop
<br>&nbsp;<a href="http://linmodems.org/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?1:mss:3912:200105:pkcjhldjodiemdejdnhg">Release
5.99b</a>&nbsp; --&nbsp; Implementation of the 3rd parameter for Forcing
resources.
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://linmodems.org/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?1:mss:3889:200105:kfkjjfnhgaamblmhcncn">Denis
Auroux with Dell Inspiron 7000</a>
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://linmodems.org/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?1:mss:3942:200105:leggbbfghhnfgkchmmpb">Acer
Extensa 501 laptop&nbsp;</a> -
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://linmodems.org/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?1:mss:4032:mdcngffgeondpomcghej">Acer
Extensa 500T </a>- with Forced=3,0x108,0x2e8
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://linmodems.org/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?1:mss:4024:cnniaccbeniepmmcaadg">IBM
Thinkpads with Lucent modems</a> -
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www-1.ibm.com/servlet/support/manager?rs=0&rt=0&org=psg&doc=F9938C992527CE2785256A230078D9E2">IBM
driver dowloads</a> , but the core driver is <a href="http://linmodems.org/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?1:mss:4141:200105:gbnhebbhhfcfoamijpig">just
release 5.95</a> --
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.pc.ibm.com/support">IBM
support queries</a> -
<p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://linmodems.org/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?1:mss:4051:ncldmokkimpinddnedoh">Toshiba
530CDT</a> -- "ATTMODEM.VXD"
<p>Chipset info:
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://linmodems.org/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?1:mss:4112:jhcpmmlghpkbgiaihllf">Lucent
HSP modem with an Agere 1646TOO chip</a> - is an older chip
<br>&nbsp;
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<br><b><font size=+1>Problem solving</font></b>
<p>I<a href="http://linmodems.org/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?1:mss:4018:200105:fndajikllnffpopacing">nformation
gathering instructions</a>, before querying the List for help.
<p>Driver compilation failures are Most Commonly due to <a href="http://linmodems.org/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?1:mss:3785:200105:pdfckkcmemhofipakaok">inadequate
kernel-header resources</a>.&nbsp; Read revelant sections of 1ST-READ and
files in DOCs/
<p>Using fixscript to bypass minor <a href="http://linmodems.org/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?1:mss:3967:200105:cebgjgkabncdjnbfnmik">unresolved
symbols errors</a> after the compile.
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Explanation towards the end of 1ST-READ, in DOCs/&nbsp;
and Utils/
<p><a href="http://linmodems.org/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?1:mss:4004:djegiokajhoplmildklg">'"ALIASLINES"'&nbsp;
complaint</a> while loading drivers. A <b>bug</b> you can easily bypass.
<p>DOCs/Insert-param.html directs the checks to do if modem drivers do
not load.
<p><a href="http://linmodems.org/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?1:mss:4032:mdcngffgeondpomcghej">isa-pnp
line</a> in /etc/modules.conf&nbsp; is<b> not </b>required
<p><a href="http://linmodems.org/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?1:mss:3924:200105:idhbiimogdaehdpjlaec">DOCs
errors</a> -
<p><a href="http://linmodems.org/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?1:mss:4002:200105:doijcijpaodnjfdfbmhb">Status</a>
of the 0x420 Xircom/lucent modem problems.
<p>Modem sounds are not produced in a Small Minority of the 5.99 installations,
in which functionality is otherwise fine. For one such system, use of the
older <a href="http://www.sfu.ca/~cth/ltmodem/archive/index.html">archived
5.95 </a>release did Restore sound.
<p>A <a href="http://linmodems.org/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?1:mss:4136:200105:bgpnbojhegbleikokajj">modem
string with X2</a>&nbsp; only increases modem to CPU speed, not necesssarily
CONNECT speed.
<p><a href="http://linmodems.org/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?1:mss:4125:200105:kmegpcgjdmcglllgcbcb">Co-existence
of ethernet and ppp</a> - Jacques Golderg comments.
<p><a href="http://linmodems.org/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?1:mss:4096:200105:nnicipnkfnbifhihfbde">Internet
navigation</a> , compare PING tests with IP NumericAddress and correponding
NameAddress.
<p><a href="http://linmodems.org/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?1:mss:3955:200105:kgoaodfbcnnkbhnjmhcj">TAM</a>
functionality
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<p><font size=+2>Next entry???</font>
<p>Please add new Links with good Descriptive titles Herein.
<p>Then send your update to:
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Jacques Goldberg &lt;goldberg@phep2.technion.ac.il>
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; MarvS &lt;stodolsk@rcn.com>
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