ltmodem update (was : Re: Debian and compaq presario)
For people with Lucent winmodems, which don't closely
follows the mailing list of linmodems.org :
There is now a way to use ltmodem.o with kernel 2.2.16 and 2.2.17
(not the hack of using ppp.o from 2.2.14 in 2.2.17 : a more clean
solution, involving patching a .h file and recompile kernel & modules ).
Many thanks to Mark Spieth, which posted the solution on linmodems ML.
Here it is the solution:
1) in your kernel source tree, edit the file linux/tty.h : in the structure
tty_struct, move the field poll_wait in the last position.
2) rebuild and reinstall kernel and kernel modules.
That's it. It shows that complex problems become simple ... if you know the
I just tried this on my box with kernel 2.2.17 and it works fine. I was so
happy about that, I couldn't help posting my joy :-)
Now, I just hope that when I'll need to use 2.4.x, an open-source driver will
be available ... or I will have a better modem.
N.B : If anybody already knows this fix, I apologize for the
waste of bytes and bandwidth. ;-)