[hsflinux] my modem just segmentations fault when I attempt to open the device...

Tony Earnshaw tonni at billy.demon.nl
Tue Jan 20 01:56:32 EST 2004

tor, 2002-05-30 kl. 18:32 skrev Jeff Wiegley, Ph.D.:
> I don't think the permissions should matter because all the testing I'm
> doing is being done as root so 600 and 644 should be effectively the
> same.

O.k., but you shouldn't do any ofthis testing as root.
> The log files show this:
> May 30 09:27:06 localhost insmod: Warning: loading
> /lib/modules/2.4.19-pre8/misc/hsfich.o will taint the kernel: non-GPL
> license - Copyright (C) 1996-2001 Conexant Systems Inc. All Rights
> Reserved.
> May 30 09:27:06 localhost insmod:   See http://www.tux.org/lkml/#s1-18
> for information about tainted modules
> May 30 09:27:06 localhost insmod: Module hsfich loaded, with warnings
> May 30 09:27:06 localhost kernel: PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:1f.6
> May 30 09:27:06 localhost kernel: PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:1f.5
> May 30 09:27:06 localhost kernel: PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 02:03.0
> May 30 09:27:06 localhost kernel: PCI: Setting latency timer of device
> 00:1f.6 to 64

I can't see any IRQ 4 here. What does Marc say?

> > 3: I don't like pre-release kernels. Is there any special reason why you
> > are running 2.4.19? For example, latest iptables patches demand this,
> > but if you don't have to run 2.4.19, get the 2.4.18 source from
> > kernel.org (*NOT* Red Hat) and compile and install that (with its own
> > kernel modules, and compile the HSF modules against its source code and
> > libraries). You can safely boot on either kernel if you modify lilo.conf
> > or the grub thing properly, so you're not sacrificing anything. I doubt
> > whether Marc has used 2.4.19 for any of his drivers.

> This exhibits the same behavior on other non-prerelease kernels as well.

*What* does? What non prerelease kernels?

> My Dell does support it but my kernel does not. My knowledge of ACPI is
> that it isn't as functional as APM.

Nonsense. It's the latest. APM is dead and forgotten. I can't boast your
academic qualifications, but I know how to go to web sites and enquire
about my hardware, then follow up the leads. Your modem, at least,
doesn't support it (lspci -v).


>Plus I don't know how to configure
> ACPI stuff and I haven't been able to find a good howto on the subject.

Just patch your *kernel.org 2.4.18* kernel ACPI drivers with the latest
ACPI patches. But, as I said, I don't know whether your Dell supports

> So I disable ACPI in the kernel and use APM instead. If you know of a
> good howto or can point in the right direction to learn how to properly
> use ACPI and configure as much ACPI functionality as I can I would be
> willing to spend the time to switch.  What are the advantages to ACPI?

> [We should carry this discussion on external to the hsf mailing list
> though].

Just you get your modem working, first.

> The IRQ item might help I'll check that out later today.

It might just.




Tony Earnshaw

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