PowerBook G3 internal modem
barrow_dj at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 17 20:50:45 EST 1999
I have problems ( more than likely different ) too
with my modem too on a desktop G3 with the 2.2 kernel,
& on an older 6100 with a version of linuxppc from
when I went serial debugging the line I noticed bit
errors for particular combinations of characters.
On my G3 to get the modem to work reliably I have to
start the Mac OS first then warm boot into linuxppc.
I believe this causes some registers in the scc serial
chip to be initialialised by the MAC OS which aren't
being initialised by the linuxppc driver.
--- Patrick Callahan <pac1 at tiac.net> wrote:
> There's some problem I have that prevents kppp from
> working correctly when I
> start it from a terminal window of a user account.
> When started this way it
> freezes after receiving just a few packets. When
> started from a terminal
> window that has been su'ed to root, It works just
> I don't know what the cause of this problem is, but
> I could reproduce it several
> times on one occasion. I havn't tried to run kppp
> from the user account since.
> Hey developers, I saw something in the lists
> recently about ppp freezes. are we
> on to something with this user vs root stuff or are
> we just ignorant of something
> and need to set stuff up correctly so it works from
> the user account.
> -Pat icq 17780787
> Gilbert Fernandes wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I've installed CS 1.1 on a PowerBook G3,
> WallStreet II model.
> > I' using KDE, and I've configured kPPP and I've
> got a problem. The
> > internal modem (cobalt modem) is at ttyS2. If I
> open a console, I can
> > launch minicom and communicate with the modem
> (I've setup /dev/modem to
> > /dev/ttyS2). I can give the modem an ATZ and do
> whatever I want.
> > When I'm using kPPP under KDE, I got more trouble.
> First, I can only use
> > the dialing once. If I try to connect, everything
> works fine, but once I
> > was connected, everything freezed! I couldn't do
> anything: I tried
> > clicking in the KDE tool bar, launching a console
> (I didn't know about
> > the Option+Ctrl+Fn at that time, I'm a complete
> > When the modem connection fails (like this
> morning, I'm in Germany and I
> > tried to connect to my ISP; I've clicked on the
> "modem forces the CD"
> > button) the modem no longer works with kPPP. I can
> open a console, and
> > talk to the modem, but kPPP cannot speak to the
> modem. Whatever I do,
> > the log window shows the modem doesn't answer to
> kPPP (and I've checked
> > there is a lock file, so the modem should only be
> answering to kPPP
> > since minicom isn't running).
> > It's not really a problem, since the modem dials
> but only in France.
> > But, I'd like to be able to connect from Canada or
> Germany (or whereever
> > I may be) so if someone had that problem once,
> please help.
> > I've not tried to connect from France, and first
> (and last) time I
> > tried, everything froze. I'll try again, and I've
> put 'netscape' as
> > program to launch on kPPP so perhaps it'll work
> > Is it possible to write some script I would launch
> under the console,
> > that would connect and make the pppd deamon work,
> then I would 'startx'
> > and use the KDE mail program and netscape
> communicator? I don't know how
> > to to that yet, and my "Linux pour les Nuls" book
> uses a very different
> > way to manage connections to Internet, but when I
> tried it, I got a
> > "unknown command 'CONNECT' so I gave up that
> method for the moment).
> > I've tried several commands, to ask the modem to
> 'ignore the carrier'
> > from the phone (the modem waits for a french tone,
> a continuous 440 Khz
> > tone, the A tone in fact for musicians around) and
> the german one is a
> > non-continous tone. I've tried those:
> > 1. &C0 instead of &C1 (but this should change the
> way the modem answers
> > to the carrier from the modem it's talking to, so
> this should not be the
> > good one).
> > 2. NC6 ; this one is to tell the modem the country
> code is 6, that is
> > Germany. But the modem didn't react to it.
> > 3. Xn I've tried several numbers from 0 to 4 (4
> being the minicom
> > default). Gave nothing.
> > 4. Sn=x I've used S6=1 to tell the modem "wait
> line before blind
> > dialing" but it didn't work either :P
> > I've browsed some archive at Yellow Dog Linux
> site, and it looks like
> > several people tried using the internal modem of
> the PowerBook G3. Some
> > didn't found it (I found ttyS3) and the messages
> remained unanswered for most.
> > --
> > Gilbert Fernandes
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