Re: intel 537 with kernel 3.1.x
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Dear Patrick,As already mentioned, homing a Web site on my computer more accessed during work days rather than week-ends, I propose you if I can't succeed to help you theoretically that you patient a little for a week-end window in my time where I shall power down my computer, move my Intel 536EP modem board from one PCI slot to another (I also suffer from IRQ conflicts) and make more thorough tests with the driver.
Please note that I switched to VoIP and no longer own any analog phone line for costs reasons. So I shan't be able to test any wvdial connection. However this fact does not prevent me from doing some relevant tests with the driver.
However, still suffering from lots of free time since years even when I was employed at HP, if you succeed to manage a remote access for me to your computer, you'll certainly get a quicker satisfaction with much less delay.
In the hope you will understand. Yours truly, Philippe Le 05/01/2012 04:55, Patrick Boyadjian a écrit :
One more piece of info: My dmesg on boot says: 92.709152] [<f9df78f7>] softserial_close+0x77/0xb0 [Intel537] So I can't really do a setserial for irq 20 and that i/o port. Patrick On Wed, Jan 04, 2012 at 08:22:38PM +0100, Philippe Vouters wrote:Hi Patrick, Thank so much for your long reply. First of all about my write up. I do first suggest to use efax to troubleshoot for the driver's installation correctness. It does help much highlighting most of the problems before wvdial or kppp times attemtps to connect to Internet. And the very advantage of the efax command I provide is that it is at no financial cost but an analog phone line subscription. The efax command just engage your phone line without making a real call. So, except the analog phone subscription line, the efax test is at strictly NO additional cost for the end-user and provides lots of very informative data, enabling to best troubleshoot in case of problems. As for /dev/ttyS*, I never felt the necessity, the modem code creating a soft link between /dev/modem and the /dev/[537 | 536ep] real device. /dev/modem is sufficient for both wvdial and kppp. With an example on how to set up /etc/wvdial.conf on my Web site, you are the first one to mention wvdialconf among all the driver end-users since I inhierd this code back in Fedora Core 4. In fact, with all my experience with the end-users of my work, it appears that the most delicate thing is to correctly specify the suitable AT modem commands. Regarding the other technical items of your skills, could I suggest you if possible for you to open up a public Web site on your computer or ask for Web space to your Internet provider in order to share with others all your acquired knowledge. You would be surprised like I am always delighted to notice it with my Web site that the specific work you do for someone in peticular may also interest a vast population over the planet. This is also true with any knowledge whichever its nature and topic. Your efforts would then be very rewarded the very same as mines. Back to your IRQ problem ! Did my suggestions regarding either a possible jumper enabling IRQ selection on your modem board or pluging in the modem into another PCI slot help you ? Yours truly, Le 04/01/2012 19:25, Patrick Boyadjian a écrit :Hi Philippe, First off, well done on this write up. An area that you may like to improve on, as you have suggested to use wvdial as a test app after installation, would be the importance of wvdial needing to see the modem device on a /dev/ttyS* link for use by the wvdialconf tool. As it stands, you have recommended to symbolically link /dev/modem to /dev/537ep which is good, however, for the sake of less tech savvy users that would simply like to run wvdialconf a symbolic link to /dev/ttyS15 (15 being the experimental one) would allow wvdialconf to run successfully - advantages would be init string validation and correctness as well as the creation of /etc/wvdial.conf for post editing of the ISP username and password of course. As far as other technical subjects, you may guffaw at what I have been able to accomplish with my experience with Linux back when I first explored it back in late 1990's. That being said here are my main uses: - openvpn with bridging to allow me to vpn in to my linux machine and obtain an IP on my subnet to see other devices on my network - squid to filter traffic from my kids PC on a whitelist to the internet - httpd to host my archive of pics, tunes and movies for access by anyone in my subnet - chntpw app to constantly help my friends who have forgotten their windows NT admin account passwords - simple ffmpeg conversions such as: ffmpeg -i input.wav output.mp3 ffmpeg -i input.avi -b 64k -s 320x240 -r 24 output.mp4 - sendmail.mc and access config for the mail command for my scripts below - mbr backup and restore scripts (dd if=blah blah) - samba for giving my archives access to any UNC connection on my subnet - tcpdump commands to sniff my network - I have a network attached IP camera that ftps motion detected images to my linux machine on vsftpd - iptables of course to firewall the entire operation scripts I use: - a tclsh script that logs all incoming calls to a text file (i.e. date, number, name) - current ip script that checks my external ip every 30 mins and if it changes to email me the new one - script to email me the previous days proxy violations from squid - script to email me the previous days tty login attempts - script to email me the previous days call log - lmsensors script to read the internal temperature of my PC including fan speeds and basement temperature via snmpget...typical output is: [pboyadjian@pb3000 scripts]$ temp Basement Temperature = 17 C PC Internal Temperature = 34 C PC Chip Fan = 672 RPM PC Case Fan = 1132 RPM [pboyadjian@pb3000 scripts]$ If you would like my technical documentation on any of the above I would be more than happy to offer it. Regards, Patrick On Wed, Jan 04, 2012 at 03:23:19PM +0100, Philippe Vouters wrote:Patrick,If there is anything I can ever do to repay you please let me know!Yes, indeed, you can repay us by attentively redeading my litterature on the Intel modems subject at http://vouters.dyndns.org/Intel/Intel-Readme.html and give us your feedback upon it. What we do expect are your detailled impressions about this document clarity and informations completeness. Post-scriptum : if you are looking for informations on either Linux, Unix, OpenVMS or Windows, you may refer to another side of my Web site at http://vouters.dyndns.org/tima/ If, even better, you mail me with technical subjects I can study and document, you'll make the worldwide IT community happy. Yours truly, Philippe Le 04/01/2012 14:46, Patrick Boyadjian a écrit :Brilliant, it works! Philippe and Antonio, thank you so much for your support in this regard! If there is anything I can ever do to repay you please let me know! Regards, Patrick On Wed, Jan 04, 2012 at 12:27:39PM +0100, Philippe Vouters wrote:My work ought to support your modem. [philippe@victor ~]$ grep e159:0001 intel-536-537/* intel-536-537/makefile_537: vendor_device_ids="e159:0001";\ The alternative to modifying the bash files is to download http://vouters.dyndns.org/Intel/intel-536EP-537EP_2012_01_04.tar.bz2 Please reply whether you are fully satisfied or not. Regards, Philippe Le 04/01/2012 04:03, Patrick Boyadjian a écrit :Thanks for the swift reply Antonio. Well originally I had a conexant chipset for a HCF modem that the linuxant group had drivers for, however those drivers ONLY worked on pre 3.x kernels so they broke when I upgraded. Dev team from Linuxant has informed me they are aware of the API break in the driver for the newer kernel and say they should fix it sometime soon. Meanwhile I dug up the Intel modem you see below to try and get it to work. So short answer I never should have upgraded!! :) Regards, Patrick On Tue, Jan 03, 2012 at 07:47:12PM -0600, Antonio Olivares wrote:Patrick, I am unsure if that modem in particular is served by Phillipe's driver. IT does not seem to be a true INTEL 537 modem :( However, there was a recent update to the driver since it was failing to build up in Ubuntu and it was working fine in Fedora 15. Did you make sure that you got the latest driver available from Phillipe's website? Oops sorry, you did get the latest one. Maybe Phillipe can comment here to make sure that maybe something went wrong, or that it may be specific to 537 modem, since the driver also works with 536 Intel based modems. Regards, Antonio BTW, since you have experience with linux since the Red Hat days, did you get to use this particular modem before? If you did and the drivers worked, I see no reason why the modem should not work with the newer kernels. On Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 7:24 PM, Patrick Boyadjian <patrick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:Hi, This is my first attempt to contact this group so apologize in advance if I= don't provide sufficient information. I'm not exactly a newbie to linux and Fedora since I've used it back when i= t was called red hat...I've upgraded to Fedora 16 recently and boy how thin= gs have changed! Anyways, here is where I'm at: lspci shows my modem as: 01:01.0 Communication controller: Tiger Jet Network Inc. Tiger3XX Modem/ISD= N interface scanModem details as: For candidate card in slot 01:01.0, firmware information and bootup diagnos= tics are: PCI slot PCI ID SubsystemID Name ---------- --------- --------- -------------- 01:01.0 e159:0001 8086:0003 Communication controller: Ti= ger Jet Network Inc. Tiger3XX Modem/ISDN interface Modem interrupt assignment and sharing: --- Bootup diagnostics for card in PCI slot 01:01.0 ---- [ 0.109098] pci 0000:01:01.0: [e159:0001] type 0 class 0x000780 [ 0.109120] pci 0000:01:01.0: reg 10: [io 0xa000-0xa0ff] [ 0.109133] pci 0000:01:01.0: reg 14: [mem 0xf1004000-0xf1004fff] [ 0.109200] pci 0000:01:01.0: supports D2 [ 0.109203] pci 0000:01:01.0: PME# supported from D0 D2 D3hot D3cold [ 0.109209] pci 0000:01:01.0: PME# disabled The PCI slot 01:01.0 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 fixes= . Send dmesg.txt along with ModemData.txt to discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx if help is needed. Predictive diagnostics for card in bus 01:01.0: Modem chipset detected on NAME=3D"Communication controller: Tiger Jet Network Inc. Tiger3XX Modem/ISD= N interface" CLASS=3D0780 PCIDEV=3De159:0001 SUBSYS=3D8086:0003 IRQ=3D11 HDA2=3D00:1b.0 IDENT=3DINTEL537 For candidate modem in: 01:01.0 0780 Communication controller: Tiger Jet Network Inc. Tiger3XX Modem/ISD= N interface Primary device ID: e159:0001 Support type needed or chipset: INTEL537 So I visited http://vouters.dyndns.org/Intel/ and heeded Philippe's note to= : If you execute a 3.x.y kernel, download: ../Intel/intel-536EP-537EP_2011_12_11.tar.bz2<http://vouters.dyndns.org/Int= el/intel-536EP-537EP_2011_12_11.tar.bz2> ...and continued to untar and try to build. Issuing make clean and make 537 seem to work with a warning: [root@pb3000 intel-536-537]# make clean cd coredrv; make clean make: Entering directory `/root/intel-536-537/coredrv' rm -f *.ko .*.o.cmd *.mod.c .*.ko.cmd *.o *~ core Module.* modules.* rm -rf .tmp_versions make: Leaving directory `/root/intel-536-537/coredrv' rm -f *.o *.ko [root@pb3000 intel-536-537]# make 537 cd coredrv; make clean make: Entering directory `/root/intel-536-537/coredrv' rm -f *.ko .*.o.cmd *.mod.c .*.ko.cmd *.o *~ core Module.* modules.* rm -rf .tmp_versions make: Leaving directory `/root/intel-536-537/coredrv' rm -f *.o *.ko Module precompile check Current running kernel is: 3.1.6-1.fc16.i686 /lib/modules... autoconf.h exists diff: /boot/vmlinuz.autoconf.h: No such file or directory autoconf.h matches running kernel diff: /boot/vmlinuz.version.h: No such file or directory version.h matches running kernel make: Entering directory `/root/intel-536-537' Building for 537 3.1.6-1.fc16.i686 make: Entering directory `/root/intel-536-537/coredrv' make -C /lib/modules/3.1.6-1.fc16.i686/build M=3D/root/intel-536-537/coredr= v modules make: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/3.1.6-1.fc16.i686' CC [M] /root/intel-536-537/coredrv/coredrv.o CC [M] /root/intel-536-537/coredrv/clmmain.o CC [M] /root/intel-536-537/coredrv/rts.o CC [M] /root/intel-536-537/coredrv/task.o CC [M] /root/intel-536-537/coredrv/uart.o CC [M] /root/intel-536-537/coredrv/wwh_dflt.o CC [M] /root/intel-536-537/coredrv/locks.o CC [M] /root/intel-536-537/coredrv/softserial_io.o CC [M] /root/intel-536-537/coredrv/softserial_ioctl.o CC [M] /root/intel-536-537/coredrv/softserial.o CC [M] /root/intel-536-537/coredrv/afedsp_int.o LD [M] /root/intel-536-537/coredrv/Intel537.o Building modules, stage 2. MODPOST 1 modules WARNING: could not find /root/intel-536-537/coredrv/.537core.lib.cmd for /r= oot/intel-536-537/coredrv/537core.lib CC /root/intel-536-537/coredrv/Intel537.mod.o LD [M] /root/intel-536-537/coredrv/Intel537.ko make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/3.1.6-1.fc16.i686' make: Leaving directory `/root/intel-536-537/coredrv' make: Leaving directory `/root/intel-536-537' [root@pb3000 intel-536-537]# However, make install fails complaining about kernel version: [root@pb3000 intel-536-537]# make install make: Entering directory `/root/intel-536-537' rm -f /usr/sbin/hamregistry.bin bash 537_inst running kernel 3.1.6-1.fc16.i686 unsupported kernel version: only 2.4.x and 2.6.x are supported make: *** [install] Error 1 make: Leaving directory `/root/intel-536-537' [root@pb3000 intel-536-537]# Am I missing something? Any help here is super appreciated. 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