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CUPS in Hand (2.17 experimental feedback)
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kirk

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PostPosted: Tue 03 Jul 2007, 10:50    Post subject:  

Did some more searching on my dell d610 modem 8086:266d :

DESCRIPTION: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Modem Controller
VENDOR: 8086 DEVICE: 266d KERNEL MODULE: slamr


Turns out it's an HSF modem that needs the non free Conexant driver.


Oh well.
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Marco_Inge

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PostPosted: Tue 03 Jul 2007, 16:24    Post subject:  

BarryK wrote:
Marco, also, I'm curious what driver is working with your modem? When you start PupDial, at the top it states in bold letters that your modem is found and it gives the device, like this: /dev/something -- what is that "something"?


/dev/ttySL0
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k4bbob


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PostPosted: Tue 03 Jul 2007, 17:38    Post subject: Puppy 2.17 experimental & BCM4306 Broadcom Wireless Chip  

Booted with multi-session cd on my Dell Latitude D800 laptop. This is the first time I could go wifi with the BCM4306 wireless chip in ANY Linux without using ndiswrapper. It configures WPA connection with no problem.

However, must reconfigure on re-boot.

Looks good.
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zygo

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Location: UK

PostPosted: Tue 03 Jul 2007, 18:22    Post subject:  

Barry,

(Booting 2.17 exp1 from cd with no hd & no pup_save. )

I got nothing back when I ran your grep so I had a look in /var/log/messages. I found some errors at the end regarding fd. Sadly, I didn't copy them but thought they were about detection of the drive at bootup. I found that:

1) with floppy inserted just after boot line 159 was:
Code:
Jul  4 05:40:13 (none) user.info kernel: Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M

pmount shows floppy icon and drive was mountable through pmount

2) with no floppy inserted until just before starting pmout line 159 was:
Code:
Jul  4 05:57:57 (none) user.info kernel:  drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M

pmount doesn't show floppy icon but the drive is mountable from ROX and with mount-FULL!

This failure did not happen after a reboot. It required a cold start so maybe my floppy drive is too slow in responding to the kernel when it is cold. I don't know.
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zygo

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PostPosted: Tue 03 Jul 2007, 18:58    Post subject:  

Barry,

(Booting 2.17 exp1 from cd with no hd & no pup_save. I have never booted it any other way. )

With regard to puppyserialdetect: After help from Jesse I have to apolgise. I lead you to believe that I had 2 copies of the program but I didn't.

So the real mystery remains: both 1.1g and 1.2 detected my modem but my modem is not detected at bootup of 2.17 exp1! Now the successful detections were while running 2.16.1.

I thought I'd have a go at modifying pupdial so that it could read my wvdial.conf properly. And it worked I got online!

- I changed how the init strings are read - everything after '= ' (I don't know if this is safe for all strings)
- It reads all 3 init strings now.
- I changed the gui to accomodate longer strings.
- Finally, I changed the bit that saves the ENTRYINITnM's.

Now, I don't understand all the code. I have been meaning to look at gins doc etc but I haven't. I just hacked away. Anyway...
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BarryK
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PostPosted: Tue 03 Jul 2007, 19:59    Post subject:  

zygo wrote:
Init2 has several space-separated items in it but PupDial reads only up to the first space. Init3 is not shown in PupDial.

Ah, yes. I've fixed that in the script. For now, you can get by with not having spaces.

init3 ...do you really need a third init string?
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Béèm


Joined: 21 Nov 2006
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Location: Brussels IBM Thinkpad R40, 256MB, 20GB, WiFi ipw2100. Frugal Lin'N'Win

PostPosted: Tue 03 Jul 2007, 20:06    Post subject:  

Sorry to say so, but the tittle 'CUPS in hand', didn't invite me to give feedback on the 2.17 experimental, CUPS being for me the printing system. If the tittle would have been 'Feedback on 2.17 experimental, I would have jumped on it.

So as requested by Flash I give my feedback on a general basis, well if I am allowed to do so.
Quote:

1. It's a pitty SeaMonkey is still at 1.08 and not 1.11, specially for the spell checking. Hope it comes soon.
2. My ipw2100 is not detected (like before) and a ipw2200 is, altho Dougal has spend quite some time on this problem his efforts aren't in here. Is this for the final version?
3. Once the ipw2100 loaded I tried to configure my WiFi interface through the NetWork Wizard. The device is found, but it was unable to connect to the WiFi access point. I could however connect with RutilT, so in this way I can post as I do now.

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BarryK
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PostPosted: Tue 03 Jul 2007, 20:08    Post subject:  

Marco_Inge wrote:
BarryK wrote:
Marco, also, I'm curious what driver is working with your modem? When you start PupDial, at the top it states in bold letters that your modem is found and it gives the device, like this: /dev/something -- what is that "something"?


/dev/ttySL0

Ah, the Smartlink drive, very good. Could I bother you with one more request, type this in a terminal window:
# lsmod
... do you see any entry fo 'slusb' or 'slamr'?
... what entry is there for sound? It will be something starting with 'snd_'
(note, just drag mouse over text to highlight, it will automatically be in the clipboard)

Does sound work on your system? -- you can test, go to /usr/share/audio and click on a sound file.
The rason I ask that, is Smartlink can use some ALSA sound drivers for the modem, but in some cases it is known to clash with sound support.

Note, Smartlink has been bought out by Conexant. I hope that doesn't mean the end of the free Smartlink driver support.
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BarryK
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PostPosted: Tue 03 Jul 2007, 20:17    Post subject:  

zygo wrote:
1) with floppy inserted just after boot line 159 was:
Code:
Jul  4 05:40:13 (none) user.info kernel: Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M

pmount shows floppy icon and drive was mountable through pmount

2) with no floppy inserted until just before starting pmout line 159 was:
Code:
Jul  4 05:57:57 (none) user.info kernel:  drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M

pmount doesn't show floppy icon but the drive is mountable from ROX and with mount-FULL!

This failure did not happen after a reboot. It required a cold start so maybe my floppy drive is too slow in responding to the kernel when it is cold. I don't know.

Okay, I've modified the script so that it only looks for the string ' fd0 '.
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BarryK
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PostPosted: Tue 03 Jul 2007, 20:34    Post subject:  

Béèm wrote:

2. My ipw2100 is not detected (like before) and a ipw2200 is, altho Dougal has spend quite some time on this problem his efforts aren't in here. Is this for the final version?

I need to know the details on this. Please post the url of forum thread that discusses this. Is it just your particular chip that needs ipw2100 instead of ipw2200, or does ipw2200 have a more widespread problem?
If it's just your chip, let me know the vendor:chip IDs and I can fix it.
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tempestuous

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PostPosted: Tue 03 Jul 2007, 21:39    Post subject:  

Here is the initial discussion regarding ipw2200 detection -
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=18183

Dougal has done a lot of script tweaks but these have generally not been made public, and he's still working on them.
Maybe send a PM to Dougal to get the work-in-progress?
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Firefox

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PostPosted: Wed 04 Jul 2007, 12:58    Post subject: feedback on modems  

I have a Diamond Supraexpress modem on the serial port (com1)
I tried for the first time for me a multisession disc.
The pupdial did not find my modem, but after using wizard to click on the ttsy0 port it
found my modem and i was able to configure gkdial. I now runs ok.
On saving to disc and rebooting it did not remember any settings or any added programs like wvdial and gnome-ppp which I use. Is this normal for a multisession? ie new each time?
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willhunt


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PostPosted: Wed 04 Jul 2007, 17:45    Post subject: unable to pipe
Subject description: a funny thing happened on the way to ect
 

running 217exp I tried to pipe results to several files inside /ect/
gives back error no such file ect so did ls from console and no ect directory anyone else have this problem?

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PostPosted: Wed 04 Jul 2007, 18:52    Post subject:  

BarryK wrote:
Béèm wrote:

2. My ipw2100 is not detected (like before) and a ipw2200 is, altho Dougal has spend quite some time on this problem his efforts aren't in here. Is this for the final version?

I need to know the details on this. Please post the url of forum thread that discusses this. Is it just your particular chip that needs ipw2100 instead of ipw2200, or does ipw2200 have a more widespread problem?
If it's just your chip, let me know the vendor:chip IDs and I can fix it.

Barry,
Dougal and I have worked on this.
Dougal developed some scripts for detection and loading executed at boot and finally the ipw2100 was loaded and not the ipw2200.
I did the testing having the hardware and we did it through PM sessions.
I'll try to make a compilation of the PM messages.
It may take some time.
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PostPosted: Wed 04 Jul 2007, 18:58    Post subject:  

tempestuous wrote:
Here is the initial discussion regarding ipw2200 detection -
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=18183

Dougal has done a lot of script tweaks but these have generally not been made public, and he's still working on them.
Maybe send a PM to Dougal to get the work-in-progress?

Correct Dougal has done tweaks which I tested for the ipw2100 part.
As far as the ipw2100 is concerned I think the tweaks are working, at least on my machine.
I think Dougal was searching for someone with a ipw2200 hardware to be sure that part was working as well. I don't know if he found someone.

We did this through PM sessions and I could make a compilation of this.

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