[hsflinux] Re: HSF worked originally but have ceased to function

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

man, 2002-10-07 kl. 11:30 skrev Thomas Johnson, Jr.:

> Kernel Version:
> 2.4.19

> I originally used the binary source rpm of hsflinmodem-5.03.03.L3mbsibeta02090500,
> and this is the version that worked one time. I then upgraded to the binary source rpm of
> hsflinmodem-5.03.03.L3mbsibeta020930000.
> When I performed hsfstop and then hsfconfig -nvram, no errors were produced. Neither were
> there any when I performed modprobe hsfserial besides the silly tainted kernel warning. Same
> goes for dmesg. The only error I do get comes when I monitor the messages log is

> devfsd[117]: error calling: "symlink" in "GLOBAL",

I can only proffer the following - which probably won't help in the

1: It's --nvram, not -nvram. At least, that's what I used and it works;

2: You don't list the output of hsfconfig. But if the binary rpm can't
find modules for your kernel, it goes on to do its own compiling anyway.
It's very important that the same compiler version is used both for the
kernel and for the HSF driver. And if you don't compile your own kernel,
how do you know what compiler was used?

> and of course I don't even know if this is associated with the modem. I know my way around
> the command line, but I have yet to custom compile my own kernels. :)

> I went ahead and reinstalled Linux hoping that I would be able to connect at least one time, but
> KPPP had other thoughts when it gave me the same error message, "Sorry the modem doesn't
> respond."

This was where I once got an error message in dmesg to the effect that I
should use --nvram after the hsfconfig command. 




Tony Earnshaw

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