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Linux - Modem is sometimes detected at boot

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by djungk, Jan 25, 2007.

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  1. djungk

    djungk Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I'musing Mepis Linux 6.0.1 with an internal modem that sits in the modem slot, not a PCI slot. The modem is detected at boot up about 50% of the time. Other times, I have to reboot and reboot until it is seen. When it fails, it says that the system cannot detect the modem and the mouse cursor freezes for about 2 seconds. So:
    Does anyone know if there is a place to give the system more time to wait for a response from the modem?
    Is there some program that will find the modem after boot up that I could run?
    any other ideas?

    Thank you for your time,
    Don Jungk

    MEPIS linux 6.0.1
    Pentium-IV 2.4 GHz
    1.5 GB RAM
     
  2. arochester

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    "sits in the modem slot, not a PCI slot". I've seen many computers but never one with a dedicated modem slot.

    How do you normally connect to the internet? Is is dial-up? What is the make and model of your modem?
     
  3. djungk

    djungk Thread Starter

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    Hi Arochester,
    >>"sits in the modem slot, not a PCI slot". I've seen many computers but never one
    >> with a dedicated modem slot.

    It's a short little slot about 1/3 the length of a PCI. The motherboard diagram lists it as "CNR1"

    >>How do you normally connect to the internet? Is is dial-up?

    yes it is dial up. I use KPPP (part of KDE) to connect


    >> What is the make and model of your modem?

    A modem querry shows:
    ATI SmartLink Soft Modem
    ATI 1 2.9.9d Smart Link Ltd.
    ATI 3 alsa modem driver

    I'll mention that this modem always works if I boot with my old MEPIS 2004 Linux system.
    it is found at boot up about half the time with my new MEPIS 6.0.1 system.

    I believe this is probably a WinModem.
    Before I upgraded the system, I tried 2 different PCI modems that both said "Linux compatible" on their boxes, but neither could be recognized by the installers. So I went back to the original modem that came with the computer.

    What I'm hoping is that someone will know how to either give the system more time to locate the modem at boot up or some way to have the system rescan for hardware after boot up. It is working now, It's just that I sometimes have to reboot 2 or 3 times to get the modem recognized.

    Thanks for your time,
    Don Jungk
     
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