[Nottingham] Ububtu & dial-up networking
dob_3001 at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Jul 19 13:41:35 BST 2006
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--- Martin Kirk <martin at applab.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi All,
> i recently installed Ububtu 6.06 on my mum's machine
> (at her request!).
> i need to get her dial-up networking set up but i'm
> kind of lost when it comes
> to modems.
> i've got as far as running scanModem but sifting
> through the resulting output
> is making me dizzy (& the heat isn't helping...).
> the modem is identified as "Broadcom Corporation
> BCM4212 v.90 56k modem (rev
> the machine it's in is a Dell Dimension 2300 and i
> think it's a softmodem but
> i'm not sure.
> the machine has no network card so i can't connect
> it to the lan to download
> stuff, but i can download elsewhere & transfer to it
> via cd-rom or usb-stick.
> can anyone give me any pointers on identifying,
> obtaining & installing the
> correct modem drivers ?
> i've pasted the contents of scanModem's
> 'ModemData.txt' below, if there's any
> other info i should provide, please let me know.
> scanModem, Ubuntu 6.06 LTS kernel 2.6.15-23-386
> ------------ -------------- System information
> Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
> on System with processor: i686
> currently under kernel: 2.6.15-23-386
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DialupModemHowto has good
> general guidance.
> DEVPPP=crw------- 1 root root 108, 0 2006-05-31
> 02:15 /dev/ppp
> A /dev/modem symbolic link is not present
> USB modem not detected.
> Checking for audio card
> 0000:00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel
> Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM
> (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
> Reading /proc/asound/pcm
> 00-00: Intel ICH : Intel 82801DB-ICH4 : playback 1 :
> capture 1
> 00-01: Intel ICH - MIC ADC : Intel 82801DB-ICH4 -
> MIC ADC : capture 1
> 00-02: Intel ICH - MIC2 ADC : Intel 82801DB-ICH4 -
> MIC2 ADC : capture 1
> 00-03: Intel ICH - ADC2 : Intel 82801DB-ICH4 - ADC2
> : capture 1
> 00-04: Intel ICH - IEC958 : Intel 82801DB-ICH4 -
> IEC958 : playback 1
> The potentially supporting audio + modem drivers
> now loaded on this System
> 0 snd_intel8x0
> The kernel was assembled with compiler: 4.0.3
> No compiler installed.
> a gcc-4.0.3 package must be installed to support
> driver compiling
> If compiling a modem driver proves to be necessary,
> one of the two procedures
> must be followed.
> If not yet on the Internet, put the Dapper install
> CD in the drive
> Open a terminal and therein:
> $ sudo apt-get install gcc-4.0 make
> Additionally the package linux-headers-2.6.15-23-386
> must be downloaded.
> Goto http://packages.ubuntu.com/ and search for
> After downloading, it can be installed with:
> $ sudo apt-get install linux-header*.deb
> Or alternatively if online through Ethernet do:
> $ sudo apt-get install build-essential
> will do all the necessary installations mentioned
> In either installation case, set a symbolic link
> which will be expected later:
> $ sudo ln -s /usr/bin/gcc-4.0 /usr/bin/gcc
> After check with:
> $ ls -l /usr/bin/gcc*
> which should display:
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 16 2006-07-09 21:53
> /usr/bin/gcc -> /usr/bin/gcc-4.0
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 93584 2006-04-20 18:22
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 16245 2006-04-20 18:13
> Compiling utility make Not found.
> Checking for kernel-headers needed for compiling.
> Kernel-header resources needed for compiling are
> not manifestly ready!
> Modem candidates are at PCI_buses: 0000:01:04.0
> Providing detail for device at 0000:01:04.0
> with vendor-ID:device-ID
> Class 0703: 14e4:4212 Modem: Broadcom Corporation
> BCM4212 v.90 56k modem
> (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Generic])
> SubSystem 1028:0001 Dell: Unknown device 0001
> Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 32, IRQ 169
> Checking for IRQ 169 sharing with modem.
> O-APIC-level uhci_hcd:usb1, i915 at pci:0000:00:02.0
> Feature List: Primary Subsystem Distr
> KernelVer kernel default CPU
> ./scanModem test 14e4:4212 1028:0001 debian_version
> 2.6.15-23-386 4.0.3 none
> Information on several modem chipset providers is
> provided below,
> because ambiguities remain on the correct choice of
> supporting software.
> == Checking PCI IDs through modem chip suppliers ==
> Vendor 14e4 is BroadCom
> 14e4:4212 is a BCM V.90 56k modem
> There is a driver for 2.2.n kernels called
> Search for it at http://www.dell.com
> However the code has not been updated for some
> For 2.4 kernels, fix by Giacomo Comes must be
> used. See :
> There is no support under 2.6.n kernels for the
> 14e4:4212 BCM V.90 56k modem
> When serving under softmodem controllers like the
> Intel ICH series,
> the Broadcom Subsystem 14e4:4d64 has mc97 codec
> Kernels of version 2.6.6 or later are necessary.
> See success reports:
> The support is achieved through a combination of:
> 1) the snd-intel8x0m.ko of 2.6.n kernel releases,
> which provides a low
> level interface with the modem;
> 2) an slmodemd which creates ports and provides
> higher level functions.
> Get the slmodem-CurrentVersion.tar.gz from
> To compile the slmodemd, it is first Necessary to
> install a libasound2-dev
> package, providing alsa headers. Alternately follow
> the link SLMODEMD.gcc4
> to an already compiled slmodemd with
> documentation. The slmodemd is not
> kernel specific.
> 3) After compilation and installation of
> slmodemd, initiate service with:
> # sudo modprobe snd-intel8x0m
> # sudo slmodemd --alsa --country=YOURCOUNTRY hw:1
> Read the accompanying documentation for details
> and Modem/Slmodem.txt
> ======= PCI_ID checking completed ======
> A PCMCIA CardBus is not detected on this System.
> Checking for modem symbolic link support lines
> within /etc/udev/ files
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