View Full Version : [ubuntu] Install a Lucnet dialup modem in 10.04 or 10.10

November 26th, 2010, 02:06 PM
Hello all.
I have a dialup modem.
I want using this modem in ubuntu 10.04 or 10.10, Can i?(if yes, how?)
Output of scanmodem:

Only plain text email is forwarded by the Discuss@Linmodems.org List Server,
as HTML can contain viruses. Use as the email Subject Line:
YourName, YourCountry kernel 2.6.32-21-generic
With this Subject Line cogent experts will be alerted, and useful case names left in the Archive.
YourCountry will enable Country specific guidance. Linux experts in YourCountry
can be found through: http://www.linux.org/groups/index.html.
They will know your Country's modem code, which may be essential for dialup service.
Responses from Discuss@Linmodems.org are sometimes blocked by an Internet Provider mail filters.
So in a day, also check the Archived responses at http://www.linmodems.org
-------------------------- System information ----------------------------
CPU=i686, Ubuntu , ALSA_version=1.0.21
Linux version 2.6.32-21-generic (buildd@rothera) (gcc version 4.4.3 (Ubuntu 4.4.3-4ubuntu5) ) #32-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 16 08:10:02 UTC 2010
scanModem update of: 2010_05_29


Presently install your Linux Distributions dkms package. It provides for automated driver updates,
following upgrade of your kernel. For details see http://linux.dell.com/projects.shtml#dkms

There are no blacklisted modem drivers in /etc/modprobe* files

Potentially useful modem drivers now loaded are:

Attached USB devices are:
ID 09da:000a A4 Tech Co., Ltd Port Mouse
ID 047e:2892 Agere Systems, Inc. (Lucent) Systems Soft Modem
If a cellphone is not detected, see http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-878554.html
A sample report is: http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/bigarch/archive-nineth/msg00578.html

Candidate PCI devices with modem chips are:
High Definition Audio cards can host modem chips.

=== Finished firmware and bootup diagnostics, next deducing cogent software. ===

Predictive diagnostics for card in bus 001:
Modem chipset detected on
SLOT="Bus 001 Device 003:"
NAME="Agere Systems, Inc. (Lucent) Systems Soft Modem"

For a detailed USB cellphone usage report, see http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/bigarch/archive-eighth/msg03240.html
For candidate modem in: 001
Agere Systems, Inc. (Lucent) Systems Soft Modem
Primary device ID: 047e:2892
Support type needed or chipset: agrsm

The AgereSystems/LSI agrsm code supports compiling of a agrmodem + agrserial driver pair.
There are a few different chipsets which use this driver pair, but they use different code resources:
Chipsets KV* PackageNames (most current as of November 2009)
11c1:048c and 11c1:048f 2.6.29 agrsm048pci-2.1.60_20100108_i386.deb or agrsm048pci-2.1.60_20100108.tar.gz
11c1:0620 2.6.31 agrsm06pci-2.1.80_20100106_i386.deb or agrsm06pci-2.1.80~20100106.tar.gz !!
11c11040 (on HDA audio cards) 2.6.31 agrsm-11c11040_20091225_i386.deb or agrsm-11c11040-2.1.80~20091225.tar.bz2 !!
All available at: http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/packages/ltmodem/11c11040/
Additionally there are;
automation & testing agrsm-tools_0.0.1_all.deb or agrsm-tools-0.0.1-2.noarch.rpm
General background agrsm_howto.txt
* KV == latest kernel release with a reported success
!! Latest update with major credit to Nikolay Zhuravlev
But see conflict issue: http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/bigarch/archive-nineth/msg02753.html
For the 11c11040 chip with kernels 2.6.31 and later a change in a modules loading settingmay be necessary.
Within the file /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf (or equivalent for your Distro), change the phrase:
options snd-hda-intel power_save=10
options snd-hda-intel power_save=0
or the agrsm drivers will not function. For Ubuntu related systems this can be done with:
$ sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

Report from Bjorn Wielens:
Please note- trying to load the modules on a OpenSuSE 11.2 system gives
an error about the module_version symbol. Using:
# modprobe --force agrmodem
# modprobe --force agrserial
is necessary to load the drivers, and does not appear to cause ill effects.

All of the above packages are dkms competent. This means that if your Linux distros dkms package
is previously installed, if provides for future updates matching forthcoming kernels.

-------------- end Agere Systems section -------------------

The base of the UDEV device file system is: /dev/.udev

Versions adequately match for the compiler installed: 4.4.3
and the compiler used in kernel assembly: 4.4.3

The patch utility is needed for compiling ALSA drivers, and possibly others.

Minimal compiling resources appear complete:
make utility - /usr/bin/make
Compiler version 4.4
linuc_headers base folder /lib/modules/2.6.32-21-generic/build

However some compilations and executable functions may need additional files,
in the FileNames.h (so called kernel "h"eaders) collection installed in /usr/include/ .
For martian_modem, additional required packages are needed. The also required headers of package libc6 are commonly installed by default.
Compiling hsfmodem drivers does require linux-libc-dev and libc6-dev packages, for kernels 2.6.24 and later versions.
In not included on your install CD, search for them at http://packages.ubuntu.com
or comparable Repository for other Linux distros.
When compiling ALSA drivers, the utility "patch" will also be needed.

If a driver compilation fails, with message including some lack of some FileName.h (stdio.h for example), then
Some additional kernel-header files need installation to /usr/include. The minimal additional packages are libc6-dev
and any of its dependents, under Ubuntu linux-libc-dev

If an alternate ethernet connection is available,
$ apt-get update
$ apt-get -s install linux-kernel-devel
will install needed packages.
For Debian/Ubuntu related distributions, run the following command to display the needed package list:

Otherwise packages have to be found through http://packages.ubuntu.com
Once downloaded and transferred into a Linux partition,
they can be installed alltogether with:
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Checking pppd properties:
-rwsr-xr-- 1 root dip 273312 2010-03-07 07:29 /usr/sbin/pppd

In case of an "error 17" "serial loopback" problem, see:

To enable dialout without Root permission do:
$ su - root (not for Ubuntu)
sudo chmod a+x /usr/sbin/pppd
or under Ubuntu related Linuxes
sudo chmod a+x /usr/sbin/pppd

Checking settings of: /etc/ppp/options
asyncmap 0
lcp-echo-interval 30
lcp-echo-failure 4

In case of a message like:
Warning: Could not modify /etc/ppp/pap-secrets: Permission denied
see http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/bigarch/archive-sixth/msg04656.html

For guidance on FAX usage, get from http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/packages/ get faxing.tar.gz
It has samples for a modem using port /dev/ttySL0, which must be changed to match your modem's port.

Read Modem/DOCs/YourSystem.txt concerning other COMM channels: eth0
Which can interfere with Browser naviagation.

Don't worry about the following, it is for experts should trouble shooting be necessary.
================================================== ========

Checking for modem support lines:
/device/modem symbolic link:
slmodemd created symbolic link /dev/ttySL0:
Within /etc/udev/ files:

Within /etc/modprobe.conf files:
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-modem.conf:# Uncomment these entries in order to blacklist unwanted modem drivers
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-modem.conf:# blacklist snd-atiixp-modem
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-modem.conf:# blacklist snd-via82xx-modem
/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf:options snd-atiixp-modem index=-2
/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf:options snd-via82xx-modem index=-2
Within any ancient /etc/devfs files:

Within ancient kernel 2.4.n /etc/module.conf files:

--------- end modem support lines --------


SLOT="Bus 001 Device 003:"
NAME="Agere Systems, Inc. (Lucent) Systems Soft Modem"
I guess my modem is a Lucent modem.

December 1st, 2010, 06:19 AM
We have the same modem!

Any luck? As usual with Ubuntu you need LOTS OF LUCK.

January 8th, 2011, 09:33 AM
is there any chance to solve this problem?!