This is the release note for the PC-TEL HSP modem driver for Linux. This file explains how to build and use the HSP modem driver.
PC-TEL HSP Modem Driver Module for Linux kernel 2.4.xx
Serial Version 4.27.217-Beta (PCTEL OASIS) (08/07/2003 Release)
Linux code maintained by Robert Ju (email@example.com)
Minimum Hardware Requirements
You need any x86 motherboard with a CPU speed of at least 166 MHz and 32M Byte of RAM. The PCTEL Linux PCI card must be inserted properly in the PCI slot.
The modem driver auto-detects the correct PCI vender and device ID to
install the correct interrupt handler.
You should copy these following files into the same directory: (what directory and where will i place it?)
To have all rights to access all folders and do the necessary preparation to install the driver, you must log in as root. Any other user will not have access to make nodes and make necessary changes. (i did this)
Make a Node for the modem (only one time)
If you don?t already have a File Manager window open with path file:/root,
launch it by clicking on the Home icon on the task bar. Click on the ?File? menu on the title bar. From the drop down list, select Open Terminal to open a working terminal. This will open another window.
In the terminal window, type the following. Make sure you type everything as it appears below. This will make a node for the modem, give access to everyone and make a link between that mode and /dev/modem. Linux is case sensitive. This is done only once after a fresh installation of the OS.
mknod /dev/ttyS15 c 62 79
chgrp uucp /dev/ttyS15
chmod 666 /dev/ttyS15
ln -s /dev/ttyS15 /dev/modem
(here is where my problem lies...)
(edit: corrected typo. dalek moderator)
Load and unload PCTEL Linux driver
For loading, run installation script by typing ?chmod 777 install_oasis_beta? and followed by ?./install_oasis_beta?
For unloading, please type ?rmmod ptserial; sleep 1s; rmmod pctel?
6. Set and report country code.
Default country code is USA. Please ignore this section if the modem is intended
for use in USA.
26 CTR21 COUNTRIES
32 NEW ZEALAND
Setting up the Minicom Terminal
To make sure modem driver is installed correctly, you can run the application Minicom. This is an application like Hyper Terminal that will allow you to make calls. To run Minicom, open a hyper-terminal and type ?minicom?. Press ?control-A?, then ?z? for menu. To dial out, please start typing AT commands.
Set up ISP
Click on the button with the letter ?K? on the task bar. A menu will pop up. Click on Internet -> KPPP. If using Red Hat, click on the start button (a foot icon), select KDE Menu -> Internet -> KPPP.
You will need to unlock by commenting this lock. To do so, open a terminal, change directory to /etc/ppp. Use Emacs or any other editor to open the file options. Find a line with the word lock. Comment this line out by putting a # in front of it. Close and re open KPPP again. A window with title ?Recent Changes? will come up. Click on Don?t Show This Hint Again box and click on the OK button. The KPPP Box will come up. Click on the Setup button. This will bring up the KPPP Configuration window. Click on the Accounts tab. Click on New. Another window will come up. Click on the Dial tab. Type Connection Name and phone number in the boxes provided. The connection name could be anything like the name of the ISP provider. Phone number is the number of the ISP you would dial to connect. Leave Authentication as either PAP or CHAP. PAP is usually the default.
Click on the DNS tab. In the Domain Name section, give any name. You will need two DNS addresses. If you don?t already know the DNS addresses of your ISP, you can call their tech support and find out. Here are a couple of DNS addresses.
If you are using Pacific Bell, you can use the following numbers.
If you are using Earth Link, you can use the following numbers.
After you enter the two DNS numbers, click on the OK button and get back to the KPPP window. Click on Show Log Window check box. Type Login ID and Password and click on the Connect button. After connection, launch Netscape by clicking on the Netscape icon on the task bar or any other browser icon.