USB Modems and LinuxPPC

USB Modems and LinuxPPC

Post by Daniel J. McKa » Sun, 07 May 2000 04:00:00

     I know I've asked this question before, but I've noticed while
compiling v2.2.15pre19 that USB communications are supported by it.  The
problem is though, when I run menuconfig the conifigurator will not
allow the USB options to be embedded within the kernel.  Everytime I try
and hit the return key (to move from the "M" to a "*") the system beeps
and nothing happens.  I can continue through and the compiling goes
without fail but when I try to boot with the new kernel the USB ports
are not recognized.  So far I have been forced to use the precompiled
kernel I downloaded for booting with BootX.
     Is there anyone who has successfully configured either the
2.2.15pre19 or 2.3.99pre6 for a Yikes! G4/400?  I've been using the
instructions I downloaded for the 2.2.14pre9 kernel and I'm wondering if
there are some steps that I've been missing.  Do I need to include a ln
-s /usr/src/linux/include/usb/ usb to the 7th step in the instructions?
     If there is someone who knows the steps, please reply to this with
an instruction list.
my computer set-up:

Yikes! G4/400 w/ 256MB RAM
2 gig drive (1.9GB=root, 64MB=swap)
USB keyboard and 3 button Interex Scrolling USB mouse
USB 56k Global Village Teleport - will I need a special driver from GV
for it to run?
gPort serial adapter (fits into the internal modem slot and acts like a
serial port)

If you solve this for me you are indeed Superman!




1. USB modem support with LinuxPPC

  I have posted here before about losing my iMac serial modem and having
to rely on USB modems, which I haven't gotten working.
  After researching the issue over on the USB page, I find that USB
support for modems comes in the ACM driver. And it seems that most of
the USB being backported includes the ACM as a module. (I downloaded a
2.2.14 kernel that had 2.3.whatever USB support backported in and use it
for my Epson 740 printer, which works fine.)
  I also found out that there are USB modems that use the ACM standard.
For example I see Zoom, Diamond and some 3Com's listed.
  Assuming I had such a modem, and have an acm.o module (I do, I
checked), what do I have to do to get it to work. Just do an insmod for
the module? Is there more to it? What's my next step?
  Thanks in advance.

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