[hsflinux] HSF worked originally but have ceased to function
tonni at billy.demon.nl
Tue Jan 20 01:56:32 EST 2004
tor, 2002-10-03 kl. 05:55 skrev valedaemon at att.net:
> Then the other day I installed LM 9.0 Final and again installed the hsf
> drivers. The first time I used it, everything again worked beautifully. Then I
> rebooted into Windows XP, connected from there, and a day later rebooted back
> into Linux. I tried to connect... and I received the error from KPPP "Sorry,
> the modem doesn't respond." I can hear the modem open the port and then
> immediately cut it off.
Kernel version? hsf driver version? rpm, srpm or .tar.gz?
> I've ran "modprobe hsfserial", and I receive,
> "Hsfserial loaded, but with warnings: Module can taint kernel: non-GPL'ed
> license." (Abbreviated)
Simply because the kernel is released under the GPL license and the hsf
driver isn't. Therefore the hsf driver is "tainted", smells. It's a
racist announcement from Linux and doesn't mean anything serious.
> Lsmod produces no kernel errors that I can see.
> Is this an irq issue?
> Or another problem I am not comprehending?
Probably. Do 'hsfstop', run 'hsfconfig' again with '--nvram' after it on
the command line and see what happens; then 'modprobe hsfserial'.
> Between the
> successful connection and the unsuccessful ones, I had not changed anything
> with my Linux box. I have also attempted reinstalls of the hsf rpm with no
It was probably a judgement for daring to boot Windows. Never do that
"There are many people who can't face the truth ... If you rob a
normal person of life's lies, at the same time you'll be robbing
him of his happiness."
>From Henrik Ibsen's "Vildanden", "The wild Duck."
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