Anybody ever hear of a DPAL modem error?
Posted on 1998-10-31
I have a supramax 56i pci voice modem running on win98.
amd 233. 96 MB. qdi titanium ib+ mainboard tx chipset
i get a blue bomb "dpal error" from /.hdlc.c at line 550
the error says it is caused by a "illegal parameter at line 550 in file ./hdlc.c"
i have attempted on several occasions to contact the manufacturer (diamond sucks) but have recieved no response from them (auto-response only).
this error causes win98 to crash into a blue error screen from which there is no recovery other then to turn the machine off. no soft reset is possible it loops back to the error screen. pushing a manual reset also does not work completly. on reboot i get a mem test fail (sometimes) or it loads win98 ok but then the modem will still be active and not respond (won't hang up). then i turn the machine off reboot and it works for a time until the next dpal error. there does not seem to be any particular "thing" that sets it off. it seems to be totaly random.
the other thing is that the modem is data only even though the tag says pci voice. manufacturers reject no doubt.
i have the newest 2260 driver set from diamond.