lal lal.mittal at rediffmail.com
Mon Feb 11 05:25:24 UTC 2008

Hi all,
       I am a newbie in Ubuntu.For the last many days I was trying to install a modem driver for my desktop PC.Attached with this mail is the ModemData.txt(the out put of modem locate program).I couldn't understand the text.Would you please help me by suggesting an appropriate driver installation package and also the place to look for that package(My modem belongs to smartlink2800 family and I am using Ubuntu 6.10).

Dear friends,please help me!

with thanks in advance

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 Only plain text email is forwarded by the  Discuss at Linmodems.org List Server,
 as HTML can contain viruses. Use as the email Subject Line:
           YourName, YourCountry  kernel 2.6.17-10-generic 
 With this Subject Line cogent experts will be alerted, and useful case names left in the Archive.
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They will know your Country's modem code, which may be essential for dialup service.
Responses from Discuss at 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 ----------------------------
Linux version 2.6.17-10-generic (root at vernadsky) (gcc version 4.1.2 20060928 (prerelease) (Ubuntu 4.1.1-13ubuntu5)) #2 SMP Fri Oct 13 18:45:35 UTC 2006 (Ubuntu 2.6.17-10.33-generic)
 scanModem update of:  2008_02_07

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

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

 The /proc/asound/ audio+modem diagostics are being copied.
 Finished copy to Modem/ALSAmurali.tgz

The ALSA verion is 1.0.11
The modem cards detected by "aplay -l"  are:

The /proc/asound/pcm file reports:
00-01: VIA 8235 : VIA 8235 : playback 1 : capture 1
00-00: VIA 8235 : VIA 8235 : playback 4 : capture 1

about /proc/asound/cards:
 0 [V8235          ]: VIA8233 - VIA 8235
                      VIA 8235 with AD1980 at 0xe000, irq 193

USB modem not detected by lsusb

 === Finished modem firmware and bootup diagnostics section. ===
 === Next deducing cogent software ===

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

 Versions adequately match for the compiler installed: 4.1.2
             and the compiler used in kernel assembly: 4.1.2

 Minimal compiling resources appear complete:
   make utility - /usr/bin/make
   Compiler version 4.1
   linuc_headers base folder /lib/modules/2.6.17-10-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 libc6-dev (and for Debian/Ubuntu,  linux-libc-dev). The also required headers of package libc6 are commonly installed by default. 

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 package
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 260920 2006-07-10 15:13 /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/YourSystem.txt concerning other COMM channels: eth0
Which can interfere with Browser naviagation.

 Don't worry about the following, it is for the 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:
/etc/udev/rules.d/60-symlinks.rules:# Create /dev/modem symlink
/etc/udev/rules.d/60-symlinks.rules:KERNEL=="ttyLTM[0-9]*",			SYMLINK+="modem"
     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:

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