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July 23rd, 2008, 07:57 PM
Ok have have the modemData but I really don't understand what I am looking for here. Can somebody people help convert this into plain English for me please? :)


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YourName, YourCountry kernel 2.6.24-19-generic
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-------------------------- System information ----------------------------
Linux version 2.6.24-19-generic (buildd@palmer) (gcc version 4.2.3 (Ubuntu 4.2.3-2ubuntu7)) #1 SMP Wed Jun 18 14:43:41 UTC 2008
scanModem update of: 2008_07_21

There are no blacklisted modem drivers in /etc/modprobe* files
Attached USB devices are:
ID 04f2:b008 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd

USB modems not recognized

For candidate card in slot 00:1b.0, firmware information and bootup diagnostics are:
PCI slot PCI ID SubsystemID Name
---------- --------- --------- --------------
00:1b.0 8086:27d8 1179:ff02 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G

Modem interrupt assignment and sharing:
21: 490 0 IO-APIC-fasteoi HDA Intel
--- Bootup diagnostics for card in PCI slot 00:1b.0 ----
[ 165.152133] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1b.0[A] -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 21
[ 165.152194] PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1b.0 to 64

===== Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) diagnostics =====
The ALSA packages provide audio support and also drivers for some modems.
ALSA diagnostics are written during bootup to /proc/asound/ folders.

PCI slot 00:1b.0 has a High Definition Audio Card
The drivers are in the kernel modules tree at:

The ALSA verion is 1.0.15
The modem cards detected by "aplay -l" are: None

The /proc/asound/pcm file reports:
00-00: ALC861VD Analog : ALC861VD Analog : playback 1 : capture 1

about /proc/asound/cards:
0 [Intel ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel
HDA Intel at 0xdc440000 irq 21
=== Finished firmware and bootup diagnostics, next deducing cogent software. ===

Predictive diagnostics for card in bus 00:1b.0:
Modem chipset detected on
NAME="Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G "

For candidate modem in: 00:1b.0
0403 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G
Primary device ID: 8086:27d8
Subsystem PCI_id 1179:ff02
Softmodem codec or chipset from diagnostics:
from Archives: 0x11c11040

Support type needed or chipset: 11c11040

----------------end Softmodem section --------------

Writing DOCs/Intel.txt

Completed candidate modem analyses.

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

Versions adequately match for the compiler installed: 4.2.3
and the compiler used in kernel assembly: 4.2.3

Minimal compiling resources appear complete:
make utility - /usr/bin/make
Compiler version 4.2
linuc_headers base folder /lib/modules/2.6.24-19-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 n. 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 269256 2007-10-04 19:57 /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

Read Modem/DOCs/YourSystem.txt concerning other COMM channels: eth0 wlan0 wmaster0
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/alsa-base:options snd-atiixp-modem index=-2
/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base:options snd-via82xx-modem index=-2
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-modem:# Uncomment these entries in order to blacklist unwanted modem drivers
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-modem:# blacklist snd-atiixp-modem
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-modem:# blacklist snd-via82xx-modem
Within any ancient /etc/devfs files:

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

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

July 23rd, 2008, 08:07 PM
Is this an internal/onboard modem? Please post the output of lspci -v?
Thanks, and welcome to Ubuntu.

There is also a specific Ubuntu guide for dial up modems (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DialupModemHowto).

July 23rd, 2008, 08:09 PM
Send this to the discuss@linmodems.org mailing-list.

July 23rd, 2008, 09:19 PM
Thanks for your replies! I'm going to try emailing it because the other thread was as meaningful to me as if it were written in Greek.

Thankfully, I am only stuck with dial-up for another month. So if all else fails I shall wait until September to kill windows.