Eric Dagenais, Canada kernel 2.6.32-32-generic

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Hi i have been reading quite a lot without being able to set this up
extra info, the laptop is ACER Aspire 4520.  
I seem to find lots of how-to that almost fit, but not quite.  Please
help Thank you!


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--------------------------  System information ----------------------------
CPU=i686,  Ubuntu ,  ALSA_version=1.0.21
Linux version 2.6.32-32-generic (buildd@roseapple) (gcc version 4.4.3 (Ubuntu 4.4.3-4ubuntu5) ) #62-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 20 21:54:21 UTC 2011
 scanModem update of:  2011_02_04
The modem symbolic link is /dev/modem -> ttySHSF0
Distrib_ID=Ubuntu
DistribCodeName=lucid
AptRepositoryStem=http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/


The dkms driver upgrade utilities are installed,

 There are no blacklisted modem drivers in /etc/modprobe*  files 

 Potentially useful modem drivers now loaded are:
       snd_hda_intel           

Attached USB devices are:
 ID 046d:c52f Logitech, Inc. 
 ID 064e:a101 Suyin Corp. Acer CrystalEye Webcam
If a cellphone is not detected, see http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-878554.html
A sample report is:  http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/bigarch/archive-nineth/msg00578.html

If a USB modem or cellphone is attached and was not detected, please
provide available information in your request to discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Candidate PCI devices with modem chips are:
00:07.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP67 High Definition Audio (rev a1)
High Definition Audio cards can host modem chips.

For candidate card in slot 00:07.0, firmware information and bootup diagnostics are:
 PCI slot	PCI ID		SubsystemID	Name
 ----------	---------	---------	--------------
 00:07.0	10de:055c	1025:0127	Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP67 High Definition Audio 

 Modem interrupt assignment and sharing: 
 18:        867        749   IO-APIC-fasteoi   ehci_hcd:usb2, HDA Intel
 --- Bootup diagnostics for card in PCI slot 00:07.0 ----
[    0.219914] pci 0000:00:07.0: reg 10 32bit mmio: [0xf4480000-0xf4483fff]
[    0.219914] pci 0000:00:07.0: PME# supported from D3hot D3cold
[    0.219914] pci 0000:00:07.0: PME# disabled
[    0.219914] pci 0000:07:00.0: reg 10 64bit mmio: [0xf4000000-0xf400ffff]
[   14.558322] ath5k 0000:07:00.0: PCI INT A -> Link[LK3E] -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
[   14.558332] ath5k 0000:07:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[   14.558379] ath5k 0000:07:00.0: registered as 'phy0'
[   15.562625] HDA Intel 0000:00:07.0: PCI INT A -> Link[LAZA] -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
[   15.562662] HDA Intel 0000:00:07.0: setting latency timer to 64
[   17.280585] input: HDA Digital PCBeep as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:07.0/input/input11

 The PCI slot 00:07.0 of the modem card may be disabled early in 
 a bootup process,  but then enabled later. If modem drivers load 
 but the  modem is not responsive, read DOCs/Bootup.txt about possible fixes.
 Send dmesg.txt along with ModemData.txt to discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
 if help is needed.
 


===== Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) diagnostics ===== 
The ALSA packages provide audio support and also drivers for some modems.
ALSA diagnostics are written during bootup to /proc/asound/ folders.

The modem cards detected by "aplay -l"  are: None


The /proc/asound/pcm file reports:
-----------------------
00-00: ALC268 Analog : ALC268 Analog : playback 1 : capture 1

about /proc/asound/cards:
------------------------
 0 [NVidia         ]: HDA-Intel - HDA NVidia
                      HDA NVidia at 0xf4480000 irq 18

 PCI slot 00:07.0 has a High Definition Audio Card
 The drivers are in the kernel modules tree at:
 /lib/modules/2.6.32-31-generic/kernel/sound/pci/hda/snd-hda-intel.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.32-21-generic/kernel/sound/pci/hda/snd-hda-intel.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.32-32-generic/kernel/sound/pci/hda/snd-hda-intel.ko
 The modem codec file for the HDA card is: /proc/asound/card0/codec#1
--------------------------------------------------------
Codec: LSI ID 1040
Address: 1
Function Id: 0x2
Vendor Id: 0x11c11040
Subsystem Id: 0x10250127
Revision Id: 0x100200
Modem Function Group: 0x1

 The audio card hosts a softmodem chip:  0x11c11040

The softmodem chip 11c11040 is hosted on the Subsytem of the High Definition Audio card,
and is supported by the AgereSystems/LSI driver pair agrmodem + agrserial, which is provided by 
the most current package agrsm-11c11040-version at http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/packages/ltmodem/11c11040/ 

If not a Conexant modem, the driver agrsm with its dependent drivers:

----------
provide audio + modem support with the modem chip residing on the subsystem.
Any particular card can host any one of several soft modem chips. 

=== Finished firmware and bootup diagnostics, next deducing cogent software. ===

Predictive  diagnostics for card in bus 00:07.0:
	Modem chipset  detected on
NAME="Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP67 High Definition Audio "
CLASS=0403
PCIDEV=10de:055c
SUBSYS=1025:0127
IRQ=18
HDA2=00:07.0
SOFT=10de:055c.HDA
HDAchipVendorID=11c1
CHIP=0x11c11040
IDENT=agrsm
Driver=agrsm
package=agrsm-11c11040

 For candidate modem in:  00:07.0
   0403 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP67 High Definition Audio 
      Primary device ID:  10de:055c
    Subsystem PCI_id  1025:0127 
    Softmodem codec or chipset from diagnostics: 0x11c11040
                               from    Archives: 
                        The HDA card softmodem chip is 0x11c11040
      

Support type needed or chipset:	agrsm


The AgereSystems/LSI agrsm code supports compiling of a agrmodem + agrserial driver pair.
There are a few different chipsets which use this driver pair, but they use different code resources:
Chipsets			KV*	PackageNames (most current as of November 2009)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
11c1:048c and 11c1:048f         2.6.29	agrsm048pci-2.1.60_20100108_i386.deb or agrsm048pci-2.1.60_20100108.tar.gz
11c1:0620                       2.6.31  agrsm06pci-2.1.80_20100106_i386.deb or agrsm06pci-2.1.80~20100106.tar.gz !!
11c11040 (on HDA audio cards)   2.6.31  agrsm-11c11040_20091225_i386.deb or agrsm-11c11040-2.1.80~20091225.tar.bz2  !!
   All available at: http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/packages/ltmodem/11c11040/   
Additionally there are;
automation & testing                    agrsm-tools_0.0.1_all.deb or agrsm-tools-0.0.1-2.noarch.rpm
General background                      agrsm_howto.txt 
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
* KV == latest kernel release with a reported success 
!! Latest update with major credit to  Nikolay Zhuravlev
   But see conflict issue: http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/bigarch/archive-nineth/msg02753.html 
   For the 11c11040 chip with kernels 2.6.31 and later a change in a modules loading settingmay be necessary.
   Within the file /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf  (or equivalent for your Distro), change the phrase:
      options snd-hda-intel power_save=10
   to:
      options snd-hda-intel power_save=0
   or the agrsm drivers will not function. For Ubuntu related systems this can be done with:
   $ sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

Report from  Bjorn Wielens:
Please note- trying to load the modules on a OpenSuSE 11.2 system gives
 an error about the module_version symbol. Using:
# modprobe --force agrmodem
# modprobe --force agrserial 
is necessary to load the drivers, and does not appear to cause ill effects.


All of the above packages are dkms competent.  This means that if your Linux distros dkms package
is previously installed, if provides for future updates matching forthcoming kernels.

-------------- end Agere Systems section -------------------

 Completed candidate modem analyses.

 The base of the UDEV device file system is: /dev/.udev

 Versions adequately match for the compiler installed: 4.4.3
             and the compiler used in kernel assembly: 4.4.3


 
 Minimal compiling resources appear complete:
   make utility - /usr/bin/make
   Compiler version 4.4
   linuc_headers base folder /lib/modules/2.6.32-32-generic/build

 However some compilations and executable functions may need additional files,
 in the FileNames.h (so called kernel "h"eaders) collection installed in  /usr/include/ .
 For martian_modem, additional required packages are needed. The also required headers of package libc6 are commonly installed by default. 
 Compiling hsfmodem drivers does require linux-libc-dev and libc6-dev packages, for kernels 2.6.24 and later versions.
 In not included on your install CD, search for them at http://packages.ubuntu.com
 or comparable Repository for other Linux distros.
 When compiling ALSA drivers, the utility "patch" will also be needed.


Compressed files at: /usr/src/alsa-driver.tar.bz2


If a driver compilation fails, with message including some lack of some FileName.h (stdio.h for example), then
Some additional kernel-header files need installation to /usr/include. The minimal additional packages are libc6-dev
and any of its dependents, under Ubuntu linux-libc-dev

If an alternate ethernet connection is available,
$  apt-get update
$  apt-get -s install linux-kernel-devel
will install needed packages.
For Debian/Ubuntu related distributions, run the following command to display the needed package list:

Otherwise packages have to be found through http://packages.ubuntu.com
Once downloaded and transferred into a Linux partition,
they can be installed alltogether with:
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb


Checking pppd properties:
	-rwsr-xr-- 1 root dip 273312 2010-03-06 22:59 /usr/sbin/pppd

In case of an "error 17" "serial loopback" problem, see:
    http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/linmodems/archive-sixth/msg02637.html

To enable dialout without Root permission do:
	$ su - root  (not for Ubuntu)
        sudo chmod a+x /usr/sbin/pppd
or under Ubuntu related Linuxes
	sudo chmod a+x /usr/sbin/pppd

Checking settings of:	/etc/ppp/options
asyncmap 0
noauth
crtscts
lock
hide-password
modem
proxyarp
lcp-echo-interval 30
lcp-echo-failure 4
noipx

In case of a message like:
   Warning: Could not modify /etc/ppp/pap-secrets: Permission denied
see http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/bigarch/archive-sixth/msg04656.html

For guidance on FAX usage, get from http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/packages/  get faxing.tar.gz
It has samples for a modem using port /dev/ttySL0, which must be changed to match your modem's port.

Read Modem/DOCs/YourSystem.txt concerning other COMM channels: eth0 wlan0
Which can interfere with Browser naviagation.

 Don't worry about the following, it is for experts should trouble shooting be necessary.
==========================================================

 Checking for modem support lines:
 --------------------------------------
     /device/modem symbolic link:   lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 8 2011-06-01 21:24 /dev/modem -> ttySHSF0
slmodemd created symbolic link /dev/ttySL0:  
     Within /etc/udev/ files:
/etc/udev/rules.d/00-hsf.rules:KERNEL=="ttySHSF0", SYMLINK="modem"
     Within /etc/modprobe.conf files:
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-modem.conf:# Uncomment these entries in order to blacklist unwanted modem drivers
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-modem.conf:# blacklist snd-atiixp-modem
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-modem.conf:# blacklist snd-via82xx-modem
/etc/modprobe.d/hsf.conflicts.conf:install snd-via82xx-modem /bin/true # temporarily disabled by hsf - conflicts with hsfmc97via
/etc/modprobe.d/hsf.conflicts.conf:install snd-atiixp-modem /bin/true # temporarily disabled by hsf - conflicts with hsfmc97ati
/etc/modprobe.d/hsf.conf:alias /dev/modem /dev/ttySHSF
/etc/modprobe.d/hsf.conf:install /dev/ttySHSF /sbin/modprobe hsfpcibasic2; /sbin/modprobe hsfpcibasic3; /sbin/modprobe hsfmc97ich; /sbin/modprobe hsfmc97via; /sbin/modprobe hsfmc97ali; /sbin/modprobe hsfmc97ati; /sbin/modprobe hsfmc97sis; [ -e /lib/modules/`uname -r`/extra/hsfusbcd2.ko ] && /sbin/modprobe hsfusbcd2; /sbin/modprobe snd_hda_intel; [ -e /lib/modules/`uname -r`/extra/snd-hda-codec-hsfmodem.ko ] && /sbin/modprobe snd-hda-codec-hsfmodem; /bin/true
/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf:options snd-atiixp-modem index=-2
/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf:options snd-via82xx-modem index=-2
/etc/modprobe.d/agrsm.conf:## setup agrsm modem with only: "sudo modprobe agrserial" 
/etc/modprobe.d/agrsm.conf:install agrserial /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install agrmodem ; /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install agrserial && \
/etc/modprobe.d/agrsm.conf:remove agrserial /sbin/modprobe -r --ignore-remove agrserial ; /sbin/modprobe -r --ignore-remove agrmodem && { if test -L /dev/ttySAGR; then rm /dev/ttySAGR; fi } ; true
/etc/modprobe.d/agrsm.conf:# to automate bootup  "sudo modprobe agrmodem"
/etc/modprobe.d/agrsm.conf:## to setup agrsm modem with only: "sudo modprobe agrmodem"
/etc/modprobe.d/agrsm.conf:# install agrmodem /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install agrmodem && \
/etc/modprobe.d/agrsm.conf:## of effects of agrmodem and agrserial loading
     Within any ancient /etc/devfs files:

     Within ancient kernel 2.4.n /etc/module.conf files:
/etc/modules.conf:alias /dev/modem /dev/ttySHSF
/etc/modules.conf:probeall /dev/ttySHSF hsfpcibasic2 hsfpcibasic3 hsfmc97ich hsfmc97via hsfmc97ali hsfmc97ati hsfmc97sis hsfusbcd2 snd_hda_intel snd-hda-codec-hsfmodem
--------- end modem support lines --------


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