[lug] modem woes with RH-9
Jim.Vickroy at noaa.gov
Tue Sep 9 11:12:07 MDT 2003
Nate Duehr wrote:
> Unfortunately you appear to have one of the oddballs. Yeah, they're
> I don't have any thoughts on the topic on how to get that particular modem
> working, but a more standard (cheap) modem that's not a WinModem (audio
> processing done by the PC, not the modem itself) will probably work better.
> I have used external modems for years for just this reason... they always
> work and they give better indications of what they're doing than
> The "beta" in the name of the RPM worries me a bit in your particular case.
Yeah, that worried me too!
> It's a good sign that it's dialing -- if it's dialing it's communicating
> well enough to pass data. Just a quick check, are there two plugs on the
> back of it. Many modems have a "phone" port that is disabled via a relay
> when the modem is off-hook. I've plugged into that port a million times and
> then scratched my head for a few minutes wondering why things are not
> working. If your modem has two phone line RJ11 jacks, try swapping. Maybe
> the modem really isn't seeing the phone line.
I think the connection is OK, because the Win XP (its presently dual-boot) OS
has no trouble completing the connection.
According to some (online) reading I have been doing, the common advice for "my
Windows modem is not working under Linux" seems to be "get a real modem".
Anyway, thanks for the advice.
> Let us know how it goes...
> Nate Duehr, nate at natetech.com
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jim Vickroy" <Jim.Vickroy at noaa.gov>
> To: <lug at lug.boulder.co.us>
> Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2003 8:32 AM
> Subject: [lug] modem woes with RH-9
> > Hello,
> > I am trying to move from MS Windows XP to Red Hat Linux 9; I have been
> > unable to get RH-9 to work with my modem. Here are some particulars.
> > The modem is a Conextant HSF56k HSFi (rev 1) so I went to:
> > http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/hsf/downloads-rh-i586.html
> > and downloaded:
> > hsflinmodem-5.03.27lnxtbeta03042700k2.4.20_8-1rh.i586.rpm
> > which should be correct for my RH kernel version (uname -r ==> 2.4.20-8)
> > I installed this rpm and received indication that the modem is
> > accessible as /dev/ttySHSF0. So far so good.
> > Next, on my computer, I go to:
> > Red Hat Icon (start menu) | system settings | network
> > and try to configure. After a short interval, I still receive a
> > message that no modem was found, but I proceed with the configuration
> > by manually typing an entry for /dev/ttySHSF0.
> > I also ran hsfconfig which assured me "all is well", but it isn't.
> > The modem, now, at least, dials but never seems to get a successful
> > connection, because, after a brief interval, it redials and repeats
> > this process until I terminate it.
> > Thanks in advance for any suggestions. As Linux "newbie", this has been
> > a very painful experience.
> > -- jv
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