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Re: Lucent winmodem on Debian?

Hello Mark,

> I've got a ThinkPad i 1480 and I had a little bit of trouble getting the
> binary kernel module working for the Lucent winmodem that's avaiable on
> linmodems.org.  It appears that it was compiled for the kernel in RedHat 6.1
> (2.2.12-20).  What I'm wondering is if I should use the kernel packages for
> Potato (2.2.13) or get the source for 2.2.12, or even switch to RedHat if I
> want to get the modem working.

The Lucent modem in my Toshiba Satellite 2100CDS is working using the
binary-only driver you mention. I am running slink with a 2.2.13 kernel.

The last line of the install script tries to append to the file
/etc/rc.d/rc.local but this file does not exist in debian. I commented this
line, run the script, tried minicom and it worked. 
So the module is not loaded automatically during boot (which is a good thing
because it has more then 500Kb!) and I have to insert it manually using
"insmod -f ltmodem". My /var/log/syslog says:

kernel: Lucent PCI Modem driver version with MANY_PORTS MULTIPORT SHARE_IRQ enabled
kernel: ttyS14 at 0x1c00 (irq = 3) is a Lucent

There are some problems that I notice. After inserting the module I start
getting lots of "bug: kernel timer added twice at c206fd19" messages.
Sometimes the computer seems to freeze for a second or two. I also had
twice a kernel oops message and had to press the reset button.

This is what you get from binary-only modules. :( Fortunatly I won't be
needing the modem much because most of the time I will be connected to an

Ruben Leote Mendes - ruben@doctor.com

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