Re: Edwin, USA, kernel 3.0.0-12-generic

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I do appreciate all the assistance you've given me, but it seems that what you're missing here is that I'm not going to be using the modem to connect to the internet with (kppp was only being used to check to see if the modem was responding to queries, it is not going to be used for any login sessions), I'm only going to be using it for sending and receiving fax transmissions. And as such it's imperative that I be able to access it as a normal user. This is not a computer that's in use by some huge commercial entity, it's a private in home computer that I use for personal use.

I've managed to gain access to it as a normal user by using a script to create a symbolic link between /dev/ttySM0 and /dev/modem, however I can't seem to get this script to initialize on system bootup, I have placed it in /etc/init.d and have marked it as executable, the contents of the script are as follows:

   #!/bin/sh -e
   #Symbolic link for kppp

   sudo ln -s /dev/ttySM0 /dev/modem

If I manually run the script as root after the system is up and running I have no problem accessing the modem as a normal user, but I'd prefer not to have to manually do this every time I want to access the modem. And please don't give me any lectures on security, Linux as most of us know full well is overly secured against letting normal desktop users do things they should be able to do (that level of security may be necessary in a corporate environment, but not generally in a home use environment such as the one I'm using this system in). In a situation where the system is in use by a home user there is no need for such paranoia usually. Users want to be able to actually use their system the way they want to use it, not have to worry about system permissions and file permissions and whatnot constantly.

Anyway again I thank you for helping me get the drivers compiled, I'm hoping someone can and is willing to help me get that script to properly run at bootup so that the modem is readily accessible to normal users.

As always thank you to anyone who can help,

  On 11/21/2011 06:20 PM, Marvin Stodolsky wrote:
PPP  is considered a Security RIsk.
That is why Root/Adm permission is required to start a PPP connection.

Our general recommendation is to:
$ sudo modprobe martian_dev
$ sudo martian_modem
will setup the modem.  Then
$ sudo wvdialconf
will create a /etc/wvdial.conf  , which you can edit with:
$ sudo gedit /etc/wvdial.conf
removing the ;<   >  symbols as you put in your personal info.
Also add a line:
Carrier Check  =  no
This wvdialconf does not need to be repeated.
Start dialouts with:
$ sudo wvdial

If you have further problems, do write to the List.
We do strongly recommend that you get use to such manual usage, before
using graphical interfaces and changing permissions.


On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 5:30 PM, bartman2589<bartman2589@xxxxxxx>  wrote:
THANK YOU VERY MUCH, It compiled using the new Makefile and seems to run ok,
now I just need to get it configured to allow normal user account access to
the modem.  Running KPPP as root ('kdesudo kppp') and unchecking 'check for
dialtone' allows me to query the modem just fine.  Any chance of getting
some help setting it up for normal user access too now?  I greatly
appreciate all you've both done to help me.  I really don't want to have to
do all my faxing as root if I can avoid it. :)

On 11/21/2011 11:09 AM, Marvin Stodolsky wrote:
Replace the Makefile with the attached , after unzipping.
$ sudo make cleam
$ sudo make all
and the compile will be OK, per below
The problem was an old kernel SUBLEVEL constraint, not cogent under
the 3.0.n  kernels


martian-full-20100123$ sudo make all
make -C kmodule/ modules
make[1]: Entering directory
make -C /lib/modules/3.0.0-12-generic/build
M="/usr/src/pkg/martian/martian-full-20100123/kmodule"  modules
make[2]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.0.0-12-generic'
   CC [M]  /usr/src/pkg/martian/martian-full-20100123/kmodule/martian.o
/usr/src/pkg/martian/martian-full-20100123/kmodule/martian.c: In
function ‘martian_isr’:
warning: value computed is not used [-Wunused-value]
   CC [M]  /usr/src/pkg/martian/martian-full-20100123/kmodule/marsio.o
warning: ‘mars_read_register_rem’ defined but not used
warning: ‘mars_write_register_rem’ defined but not used
In file included from

In function ‘copy_from_user’,
     inlined from ‘mars_download_dsp_user’ at

warning: call to ‘copy_from_user_overflow’ declared with attribute
warning: copy_from_user() buffer size is not provably correct [enabled
by default]
   CC [M]  /usr/src/pkg/martian/martian-full-20100123/kmodule/mfifo.o
   LD [M]  /usr/src/pkg/martian/martian-full-20100123/kmodule/martian_dev.o
   Building modules, stage 2.
   MODPOST 1 modules
   LD [M]
make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.0.0-12-generic'
make[1]: Leaving directory
make -C modem/ all
make[1]: Entering directory
     CC main.o
     CC dumpers.o
     CC log.o
     CC session.o
     CC mport.o
     CC pty.o
pty.c: In function ‘accept_client’:
pty.c:290:18: warning: variable ‘timeout’ set but not used
     CC sysdep.o
     CC isr.o
     CC smp.o
     CC core_if.o
     CC coresubst.o
     CC link.o
     CC tweakrelocsdynamic.o
     CC coreadd.o
     CC elf386tweakrelocs
     LD marscore.o
     TWEAK      marscore.o
     LD martian_modem
make[1]: Leaving directory

On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 8:14 AM, Antonio Olivares
<olivares14031@xxxxxxxxx>    wrote:

I don't get the errors that you are getting :(  I get WARNINGS, but
that is about it.  martian module is created see below:

[students@localhost martian-full-20100123]$ cat README
Martian is an alternative to the ltmodem and provides Linux support
for Agere WinModem hardware. Major difference is that core moved to
the user space.

Driver comprises two parts:
        martian_dev - kernel module to configure devices, and serve irqs
from it
        martian_modem - user mode application to supply major IO, buffers,
                user level streams.

For specific details concerning distribution and usage look in

When configuring wvdial add "Carrier Check = no" line. No modem status
is checked yet. Kernel mode part is linux-2.6 module.

Project has a site
There is also maintenance within the Debian distribution
At  ,  search with "martian" for
direction to the most recent code.
[students@localhost martian-full-20100123]$ ls
ChangeLog     Concept  kmodule   martian.h  README      scripts
Cleaning.txt  INSTALL  Makefile  modem      sample.txt
[students@localhost martian-full-20100123]$ cat INSTALL

In root directory run
$ make all


In root directory run
$ su
# make install


Load module and run martian_modem first.
# modprobe martian_dev
# martian_modem [Options] [Tty]

Now Tty is the name of the device file to represent your modem. You'll
supply it to the dialer. /dev/ttySM0 if argument omitted. Left
martian_modem running and start the dialer.

See options available
# martian_modem --help


In scripts/ directory run
$ cd scripts/
$ ./

You can supply the option to be passed to martian_modem on loading like
$ ./automate --mode 0660

See ./ --help for more options.


'martian_modem' program is a crucial part of the driver. It should be
running as long as you access the modem.

For technical reasons carrier status support is not available for the
modem client. Configure dialer respectively. For wvdial add "Check
Carrier = No" line to the configuration file.

x86_64 platform.

martian_modem is a 32-bit application. It can be built on x86_64 the
way prescribed, but you need 32-bit development environment for that.
Second option is to use binary built on i386.

To compile and install module only do
$ make -C kmodule/ modules
$ su
# make -C kmodule/ install

[students@localhost martian-full-20100123]$ make -C kmodule/ modules
make: Entering directory
make -C /lib/modules/3.1.1-2.fc16.x86_64/build
M="/home/students/Downloads/martian-full-20100123/kmodule"  modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/3.1.1-2.fc16.x86_64'
  CC [M]  /home/students/Downloads/martian-full-20100123/kmodule/martian.o
/home/students/Downloads/martian-full-20100123/kmodule/martian.c: In
function ‘martian_isr’:
warning: value computed is not used [-Wunused-value]
  CC [M]  /home/students/Downloads/martian-full-20100123/kmodule/marsio.o
warning: ‘mars_read_register_rem’ defined but not used
warning: ‘mars_write_register_rem’ defined but not used
  CC [M]  /home/students/Downloads/martian-full-20100123/kmodule/mfifo.o
  LD [M]
  Building modules, stage 2.
  MODPOST 1 modules
  LD [M]
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/3.1.1-2.fc16.x86_64'
make: Leaving directory
[students@localhost martian-full-20100123]$ make -C kmodule/ install
make: Entering directory
make -C /lib/modules/3.1.1-2.fc16.x86_64/build
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/3.1.1-2.fc16.x86_64'
cp: cannot create regular file
`/lib/modules/3.1.1-2.fc16.x86_64/extra/martian_dev.ko': Permission
  DEPMOD  3.1.1-2.fc16.x86_64
FATAL: Could not open
/lib/modules/3.1.1-2.fc16.x86_64/modules.dep.temp for writing:
Permission denied
make[1]: *** [_emodinst_post] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/3.1.1-2.fc16.x86_64'
make: *** [install] Error 2
make: Leaving directory
[students@localhost martian-full-20100123]$ su -c 'make -C kmodule/
make: Entering directory
make -C /lib/modules/3.1.1-2.fc16.x86_64/build
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/3.1.1-2.fc16.x86_64'
  DEPMOD  3.1.1-2.fc16.x86_64
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/3.1.1-2.fc16.x86_64'
if ! /sbin/modprobe -nq martian_dev ; then /sbin/depmod -a; fi
make: Leaving directory
[students@localhost martian-full-20100123]$ ls /lib/modules/`uname -r`/
build                modules.dep.bin      modules.pcimap
extra                modules.devname      modules.seriomap
kernel               modules.drm          modules.softdep
modules.alias        modules.ieee1394map  modules.symbols
modules.alias.bin    modules.inputmap     modules.symbols.bin
modules.block        modules.isapnpmap    modules.usbmap
modules.builtin      modules.modesetting  source
modules.builtin.bin  modules.networking   updates
modules.ccwmap       modules.ofmap        vdso
modules.dep          modules.order
[students@localhost martian-full-20100123]$ ls /lib/modules/`uname
[students@localhost martian-full-20100123]$ ls /lib/modules/`uname
-r`/extra/ -l
total 536
-rw-rw-r--. 1 root root 546982 Nov 21 07:08 martian_dev.ko

Please try the following and send it to us(listdiscuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx)
$ cd martian-full-20100123
$ make clean
$ make
$ sudo make install

if one of these commands fails, please post all messages that you get
and attach them here.



On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 6:58 AM, Antonio Olivares
<olivares14031@xxxxxxxxx>    wrote:

It could be a detection problem?  kernel 3.0.X is newer than 2.6.20,
2.6.39.X, etc.  Maybe martian code is not 3.X kernel friendly, I
thought that there could be error messages about some
things(functions) that have changed with the new kernel releases, but
the make command returns something different.  I will try to check up
on that and cc. to Marv in case he has some suggestions for you to try



On Sun, Nov 20, 2011 at 10:51 PM, bartman2589<bartman2589@xxxxxxx>
Antonio, thanks for taking the time to try to help me with this, when I
running just 'make' from within the folder I extracted the source to I
the following message:

"The martian_dev.ko driver and the complementary helper martian_helper
for use with kernels after 2.6.20. Use the martian-20080407.tar.gz for
earlier kernels."

It's as if it isn't recognizing that my kernel is newer than 2.6.20, I
noticed in the ModemData.txt file that it doesn't seem to notice that
'linux-headers-3.0.0-12-generic' package is in fact already installed
(though I think this is more of a problem with scanmodem itself).


On 11/20/2011 12:35 PM, Antonio Olivares wrote:

On Sun, Nov 20, 2011 at 11:23 AM, bartman2589<bartman2589@xxxxxxx>
Hi to everyone who ends up receiving this, I'm having trouble
compiling/installing the 'martian-full-20100123' drivers obtained
Kubuntu 11.10 32 bit (if indeed that's the one I'm supposed to be
I've attached the output from scanmodem (the ModemData.txt file and
scanout file), and here is the relevant output from the command 'sudo

03:01.0 Communication controller: Agere Systems 56k WinModem (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Zoom Telephonics Inc Device 9300
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 9
    Memory at feaffc00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
    I/O ports at bc00 [size=8]
    I/O ports at b800 [size=256]
    Capabilities: [f8] Power Management version 2

I'm hoping someone can help me get this working.  I'm a bit of a
and certainly not a linux programmer, but when I try to run 'make
a shell prompt in the folder I extracted the source code into
(/home/edwin/martian-full-20100123), I get the following error:

"make: *** No rule to make target `all'.  Stop.'"
Did you try just make?

$ make

if it succeeds then,  run
$ sudo make install
afterwards.   If it does not please reply to this message and post the
error messages.

You do have the correct driver as scanModem recommends:

For candidate card in slot 03:01.0, firmware information and bootup
diagnostics are:
  PCI slot      PCI ID          SubsystemID     Name
  ----------    ---------       ---------       --------------
  03:01.0       11c1:0442       141b:9300       Communication
Agere Systems
56k WinModem

  Modem interrupt assignment and sharing:
  19:          0   IO-APIC-fasteoi   uhci_hcd:usb3
  --- Bootup diagnostics for card in PCI slot 03:01.0 ----
[    0.177339] pci 0000:03:01.0: [11c1:0442] type 0 class 0x000780
[    0.177356] pci 0000:03:01.0: reg 10: [mem 0xfeaffc00-0xfeaffcff]
[    0.177366] pci 0000:03:01.0: reg 14: [io  0xbc00-0xbc07]
[    0.177376] pci 0000:03:01.0: reg 18: [io  0xb800-0xb8ff]
[    0.177421] pci 0000:03:01.0: supports D2
[    0.177424] pci 0000:03:01.0: PME# supported from D2 D3hot D3cold
[    0.177428] pci 0000:03:01.0: PME# disabled

  The PCI slot 03:01.0 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
  Send dmesg.txt along with ModemData.txt todiscuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  if help is needed.

If you are able to install the driver but the modem is unresponsive
please do as instructed above.


I have tried searching on the Internet to find references on how to
this problem but I can't seem to find anything relevant that I can
sense of.  So I'm turning to the Linmodems community in the hopes
somebody can help me figure this out.  Incidentally I'm also trying
install a similar modem into another computer, but I'll wait to see
learn here before I attempt to proceed further with the other system
knows I may not need any help with that one once I get this one
:) ).

Thanks for any help anyone can provide,
Edwin Barton

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