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Hi, I have been trying to setup a US-Robotics 33k xjack pcmcia modem card on Slackware-7.1. This card is the XJEM3336 multifunction card which pcmcia doentation states has interrupt problems if the ethernet and ppp connections are used at the same time. The solution is to turn off the eth0 interface with 'ifconfig' and inspite of the amount of google searches I have found saying that this card works ok I have not been able to get it going. On boot the Acernote laptop emitts two high beeps to confirm that the card has been found and configured. But when ...

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    Default pcmcia 33k modem card gives "No Dialtone"



    Hi,
    I have been trying to setup a US-Robotics 33k xjack pcmcia modem
    card on Slackware-7.1. This card is the XJEM3336 multifunction card
    which pcmcia doentation states has interrupt problems if the ethernet
    and ppp connections are used at the same time. The solution is to turn
    off the eth0 interface with 'ifconfig' and inspite of the amount of
    google searches I have found saying that this card works ok I have
    not been able to get it going.

    On boot the Acernote laptop emitts two high beeps to confirm that the
    card has been found and configured. But when I attemp to dial with
    'ppp-go' or 'minicom' all I get is the "No Dialtone" message and the
    interrupt count of the "serial_cs" module always remains at 0.

    Using either polling or setting it to irq 5 with 'setserial' has not
    worked and trying different initialization strings in the pppscript
    still gives the "no dialtone" message.

    examples: 'setserial /dev/ttyS1 irq 5' and init strings "AT&FH0X3"

    The pcmcia scripts will select /dev/ttyS1 and irq 3 after autoprobing
    if no interrupts are excluded in the /etc/pcmcia/config.opts file.

    Also I have tried commenting out the ibm token ring and higher ports
    in /etc/pcmcia/config.opts but it has not made any difference.

    Below are relavant scripts and messages.

    thanks for any suggestions,
    keith.


    ######### /etc/ppp/pppscript (using X3 to dial without waiting for tone)

    TIMEOUT 60
    ABORT ERROR
    ABORT BUSY
    ABORT "NO CARRIER"
    ABORT "NO DIALTONE"
    "" "AT&FX3"
    OK "atdt087403162"
    TIMEOUT 45
    CONNECT


    ######## lsmod output - serial_cs module interrupt count remains at
    zero whether using polling or setserial irq 5.


    Module Size Used by
    serial_cs 5280 0 (unused)
    smc91c92_cs 15308 0 (unused)
    ds 6184 2 [serial_cs smc91c92_cs]
    i82365 21600 2
    pcmcia_core 48416 0 [serial_cs smc91c92_cs ds i82365]
    bsd_comp 3764 0 (unused)
    ppp 20652 0 [bsd_comp]
    slip 7388 0 (unused)
    slhc 4504 0 [ppp slip]
    lp 5924 0 (unused)
    parport_pc 7396 1
    parport 6952 1 [lp parport_pc]



    ###### 'cardctl' command outputs showing detection and setup of card.


    ###`cardctl status`

    Socket 0:
    no card
    Socket 1:
    5V 16-bit PC Card
    function 0: [ready]


    ###`cardctl config`

    Socket 0:
    not configured
    Socket 1:
    Vcc 5.0V Vpp1 0.0V Vpp2 0.0V
    interface type is "memory and I/O"
    irq 3 [shared] [level]
    Speaker output is enabled
    function 0:
    config base 0x0100
    option 0x61 status 0x08
    io 0x0300-0x030f [auto]
    io 0x02f8-0x02ff [8bit]
    memory 0x0000-0x0fff 0x000d1000 [attr] [8bit]


    ###`cardctl ident`

    Socket 0:
    no product info available
    Socket 1:
    product info: "MEGAHERTZ", "CC/XJEM3336", "DATA/FAX/CELL ETHERNET MODEM"
    manfid: 0x0102, 0x0006
    function: 2 (serial)



    ##### stab file.

    # /var/run/stab

    Socket 1: Megahertz CC/XJEM3336 Ethernet/Modem
    1 network smc91c92_cs 0 eth0
    1 serial serial_cs 0 ttyS1 4 65





    ######## /var/log/messages - kernel detection and pcmcia scripts setup
    of the card followed by a dialup attempted
    using 'ppp-go"


    Nov 30 14:36:54 tux kernel: PPP: version 2.3.7 (demand dialling)
    Nov 30 14:36:54 tux kernel: PPP line discipline registered.
    Nov 30 14:36:54 tux kernel: PPP BSD Compression module registered
    Nov 30 14:36:54 tux kernel: Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.1.16
    Nov 30 14:36:54 tux kernel: kernel build: 2.2.16 #1 Thu Jun 8 16:37:54
    PDT 2000
    Nov 30 14:36:54 tux kernel: options: [pci] [cardbus] [pnp]
    Nov 30 14:36:54 tux kernel: Intel PCIC probe:
    Nov 30 14:36:54 tux kernel: Cirrus PD672x rev 00 ISA-to-PCMCIA at port
    0x3e0 ofs 0x00
    Nov 30 14:36:54 tux kernel: host opts [0]: [ring] [65/6/0] [1/15/0]
    Nov 30 14:36:54 tux kernel: host opts [1]: [ring] [65/6/0] [1/15/0]
    Nov 30 14:36:54 tux kernel: ISA irqs (default) = 3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12
    polling interval = 1000 ms
    Nov 30 14:36:54 tux kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding
    0x178-0x17f 0x358-0x35f 0x368-0x36f 0x3b8-0x3e7 0x4d0-0x4d7
    Nov 30 14:36:54 tux kernel: cs: memory probe 0x0d0000-0x0dffff: clean.
    Nov 30 14:36:54 tux kernel: eth0: smc91c94 rev 1: io 0x300, irq 3, hw_addr
    00:00:86:17:06:B8
    Nov 30 14:36:54 tux kernel: 4608 byte buffer, auto xcvr
    Nov 30 14:36:54 tux kernel: tty01 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
    Nov 30 14:36:58 tux apmd[135]: Version 3.0beta8 (APM BIOS 1.1, Linux driver
    1.13)
    Nov 30 14:36:58 tux apmd[135]: Charge: * * * (-13221224220nknown)
    Nov 30 14:37:17 tux login[150]: ROOT LOGIN on `tty1'
    Nov 30 14:37:36 tux kernel: registered device ppp0
    Nov 30 14:37:36 tux pppd[172]: pppd 2.3.11 started by root, uid 0
    Nov 30 14:37:37 tux chat[173]: timeout set to 60 seconds
    Nov 30 14:37:37 tux chat[173]: abort on (ERROR)
    Nov 30 14:37:37 tux chat[173]: abort on (BUSY)
    Nov 30 14:37:37 tux chat[173]: abort on (NO CARRIER)
    Nov 30 14:37:37 tux chat[173]: abort on (NO DIALTONE)
    Nov 30 14:37:37 tux chat[173]: send (AT&FX3^M)
    Nov 30 14:37:38 tux chat[173]: expect (OK)
    Nov 30 14:37:38 tux chat[173]: AT&FX3^M^M
    Nov 30 14:37:38 tux chat[173]: OK
    Nov 30 14:37:38 tux chat[173]: -- got it
    Nov 30 14:37:38 tux chat[173]: send (atdt087403162^M)
    Nov 30 14:37:38 tux chat[173]: timeout set to 45 seconds
    Nov 30 14:37:38 tux chat[173]: expect (CONNECT)
    Nov 30 14:37:38 tux chat[173]: ^M
    Nov 30 14:38:23 tux chat[173]: alarm
    Nov 30 14:38:23 tux chat[173]: Failed
    Nov 30 14:38:24 tux pppd[172]: Exit.

    ## The error message is ALARM because X3 was used in the init
    ## string.




    ################################################## ######

    # /etc/pcmcia/serial.opt

    # Serial device configuration
    #
    # The address format is "scheme,socket,instance".
    #
    case "$ADDRESS" in
    *,*,*)
    INFO="Default modem setup"
    # Symbolic link to dialout device
    LINK=""
    # Options for 'setserial'
    #SERIAL_OPTS="cs_irq=0"
    # Should we create an inittab entry for this port?
    #INITTAB="/sbin/mgetty"
    # Card eject policy options
    NO_CHECK=n
    NO_FUSER=n
    ;;
    esac

    ################################################## #########


    # /etc/pcmcia/config.opts

    # System resources available for PCMCIA devices

    include port 0x100-0x4ff
    #, port 0x800-0x8ff, port 0xc00-0xcff
    include memory 0xc0000-0xfffff
    include memory 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff, memory 0x60000000-0x60ffffff

    # High port numbers do not always work...
    # include port 0x1000-0x17ff

    # Extra port range for IBM Token Ring
    #include port 0xa00-0xaff

    # Resources we should not use, even if they appear to be available

    #
    # First built-in serial port
    #exclude irq 4
    # Second built-in serial port
    #exclude irq 3
    # First built-in parallel port
    #exclude irq 7


    # Examples of options for loadable modules

    # To fix sluggish network with IBM ethernet adapter...
    #module "pcnet_cs" opts "mem_speed=600"

    # Options for IBM Token Ring adapters
    #module "ibmtr_cs" opts "mmiobase=0xd0000 srambase=0xd4000"

    # Options for Raylink/WebGear driver: uncomment only one line...
    # These are the default settings for use with the WebGear Windows driver:
    module "ray_cs" opts "essid=NETWORK_NAME hop_dwell=128 beacon_period=256
    translate=0"
    # Generic ad-hoc network
    #module "ray_cs" opts "essid=ADHOC_ESSID hop_dwell=128 beacon_period=256
    translate=1"
    # Infrastructure network for older cards
    #module "ray_cs" opts "net_type=1 essid=ESSID1"
    # Infrastructure network for WebGear
    #module "ray_cs" opts "net_type=1 essid=ESSID1 translate=1 hop_dwell=128
    beacon_period=256"

    # Options for WaveLAN/IEEE driver (AccessPoint mode)...
    #module "wvlan_cs" opts "station_name=MY_PC"
    # Options for WaveLAN/IEEE driver (ad-hoc mode)...
    #module "wvlan_cs" opts "port_type=3 channel=1 station_name=MY_PC"

    # Options for Xircom Netwave driver...
    #module "netwave_cs" opts "domain=0x100 scramble_key=0x0"

























    Otako Guest

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    Default Re: pcmcia 33k modem card gives "No Dialtone"

    On 3 Dec 2003 23:44:48 +1200, Otako <net.nzREMOVETHIS>: 

    Have you tried irq 3?
     

    Good.
     

    Why?
     
    ^^^^^ 
     
    ^^^^^^^^^


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    Default Re: pcmcia 33k modem card gives "No Dialtone"

    On 2003-12-03, s. wrote: 
    >
    > Have you tried irq 3?[/ref]

    yes, irq 3 and ttyS1 is what the pcmcia scripts will select by
    default, irq 5,10,11,12 are other irqs I have chosen in
    /etc/pcmcia/serial.opts as a irq_list and using 'setserial'.
     
    >
    > Good.[/ref]
     
    >
    > Why?[/ref]

    calling from outside the US. Other countries telcos sometimes use
    different dialtones (to US Bell?) that the pcmcia hardware will not
    recognise.
    X3 in the init string forces the pcmcia modem to dial first without
    waiting for a dialtone.

    Apparently the modem is hayes compatible so I'll retry the X3 in the
    pppscript and irq 3 again.

     
    > ^^^^^ [/ref]
    Otako Guest

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