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Pctel modem not working in redhat 9

Posted on 2004-08-05
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Hello

I'm using red-hat 9 kernel 2.4.20-6 ver

      Well my modem is pctel hsp 56 micromodem. I got the latest drivers pctel-0.9.7 drivers from linmodems suggested by scan modem.

1) Installed the drivers by running ./setup
2) everything went fine [detected my chipset as pct789] and the installation was successful
3) inserted the two modules using insmod -f pctel and insmod -f ptserial. It was loaded with some errors
4) I tried to dial using wvdial ...the message was 'modem not responding'.
5) i tried kppp ...message was 'initializing modem..'
6) I read an article in which disabling the sound driver will sometime make the modem work...did that by commenting the sound line in modules.conf..again modem didn't work
7) btw when i dial using any of the applications my phone line dies away..i have to restart my linux to activate my phone again

THe MOST IMportant thing is that LINUX IS VERY SLOW .iam using amd 2400 + and 256 MB ram ..what is the problem?
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by:jlevie
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> It was loaded with some errors

What errors?
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by:intercodes
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The error message is

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[root@localhost root]# insmod -f pctel
Using /lib/modules/2.4.20-6/misc/pctel.o
Warning: The module you are trying to load (/lib/modules/2.4.20-6/misc/pctel.o)
is compiled with a gcc
version 2 compiler, while the kernel you are running is compiled with
a gcc version 3 compiler. This is known to not work.
Warning: loading /lib/modules/2.4.20-6/misc/pctel.o will taint the kernel: non-GPL license - GPL linked with proprietary libraries
  See http://www.tux.org/lkml/#export-tainted for information about tainted modules
Warning: loading /lib/modules/2.4.20-6/misc/pctel.o will taint the kernel: forced load
Module pctel loaded, with warnings
[root@localhost root]# insmod -f ptserial
Using /lib/modules/2.4.20-6/misc/ptserial.o
Warning: loading /lib/modules/2.4.20-6/misc/ptserial.o will taint the kernel: non-GPL license - GPL linked with proprietary libraries
  See http://www.tux.org/lkml/#export-tainted for information about tainted modules
Warning: loading /lib/modules/2.4.20-6/misc/ptserial.o will taint the kernel: forced load
Module ptserial loaded, with warnings
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by:jlevie
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The first warning, "The module you are trying to load s compiled with a gcc version 2 compiler, while the kernel you are running is compiled witha gcc version 3 compiler. This is known to not work." pretty much says it all. To get this to work you are going to need modules compiled for this version of RedHat. It looks to me like that means downloading the source tarball (pctel-0.9.7-9.tar.gz ) from http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/pctel-linux/ and building your own copy.
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by:intercodes
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I have the file [pctel 0.9.7.9] drivers. I did the ./configure -manual as well as -auto..but again it says the same errors. How can i build my own copy using the source file.
Plz iam very new to linux.
thanks
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by:jlevie
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Did you do:

cd src
./configure -auto
make
make install
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by:intercodes
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I did that too. As  i said earlier the installation was perfect. I tried all the modes of installation. Iam getting problems only in dialing part.

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Are you still getting the errors when attempting to load the pctel module?
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by:intercodes
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Yea. i get the errors
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