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Re: Winmodem test disk


I recently bought a Tecra 8100 which includes a Lucent linmodem. Lucent released a binary-only driver for this modem by the time of kernel 2.2.12. Unfortunately with later version of the kernel, it didn't work. Yesterday I found the reason why and patched the 2.2.18 kernel source tree.

I don't know if this info is still useful. If you are interested, I can send te patch.


On Thu, Jan 04, 2001 at 05:20:14PM +0000, Marvin Stodolsky wrote:
> Developers,
>    This is a request for some startup assistance.  You can read the
> horror stories a few of us are trying to deal with at:
> Linmodem-HOWTO http://walbran.org/sean/linux/linmodem-howto-all.html
> or the archives:
> http://linmodems.org/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi/1
> Basically most of the new laptops/desktops are coming with cheapie
> WinModems whose chipsets are hard to identify, and then probably do not
> have Linux support.  It would be very useful to have a Debian style
> Rescue Disk just to run tests on such modem hardware. Thus Linux folk
> might be able to determine whether their IntendedNewBoxPC/Laptop has a
> chance of supporting Dialup under Linux.
> The following capabilites would be desirable:
>    a) Minimal software to support mimicom, ppp and if space permits
> wvdail functionality.
>    b) A menu supporting successive trials of candidate modem drivers
> which could be on a floppy disk, WinSwish or Linux partition
>    c) fdisk -l (list) capability, but all other fdisk action Blocked so
> that Newbies couldn't be destructive. 
>    d) Menu callup  of a succession of informative text files.
> This is  not Deep work for someone experienced,and I could eventually
> work it out myself.  But the Help would get out to the NewBies much
> faster with some help from you Install Disk experts.  Once a first
> ModemTester Disk is made, I'll be able to do updates myself.
> Incidentally this laptop is currently serving for testing experimental
> drivers for the Lucent Winmodem being improved by Mark Spieth (Redhat
> installation) in Australia:
> koala:/home/marv# uname -r
> 2.4.0-test12
> koala:/home/marv# lsmod
> Module                  Size  Used by
> ppp_generic            12928   1  (autoclean)
> ltmodem               364960   1 
> isa-pnp                27888   0  [ltmodem]
> Your help would be appreciated.
> MarvS
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Please don't send proprietary format documents, I can't (and don't want to) open them.
Appreciated are open-source formats like .txt or .rtf. Dvi, ps or tex files are welcome.

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