[hsflinux] HSF driver with kernel 188.8.131.52
reluctantconexantuser at driveconsultants.com
Wed Sep 8 00:21:19 EDT 2004
Linuxant support (Jonathan) wrote:
> please make sure that you are using the driver package we offer on our
> web site at :
> If with this package you still have problems, please send us the output
> of 'dumpdiag'. Type the following in a root shell:
> hsfconfig --dumpdiag --noprobe
> Just send us the generated file located in /tmp ('hsfdiag.txt').
> It'll help us solve the problem.
> Technical specialist / Linuxant
> support at linuxant.com
I think I finally know what the problem is, at least in my case. Oddly
enough, the problem isn't directly with the Linuxant driver, more of a
problem with my distro, (Gentoo) and probably several others.
After running hsfconfig for the first time, the modem works. All the
modules load correctly. This is good until after the next reboot. Then
on accessing the modem the system goes screwy and tries to load the
modules over and over again, in an alias loop caused by the fragile
contents of /etc/modprobe.conf. However, modprobe.conf on my system
isn't the same as when it was first configured by hsfconfig, and here
lies the problem. During each boot, the /etc/init.d/modules script runs
modules-update. Now I don't think it ought to be doing this for a 2.6.x
system, since modules-update is a 2.4 function. It updates modules.conf
from the contents of the files in modules.d. It also calls another
script that converts modules.conf to modprobe.conf, and this puts a lot
of extra hsf stuff in that isn't meant to be there. I believe that this
conversion from modules.conf to modprobe.conf should only be done once
ever, at the time you upgrade from 2.4 to 2.6.
So my fix is to edit the file /etc/init.d/modules, and comment out the
line that runs modules-update. After that it will work fine.
I'm not sure that I agree with the concept of forcing all the hardware
modules to load on all systems. If I have a system with a PCI modem, I
don't see why I should load up the hsfmc97ich, hsfmc97via, hsfmc97ali,
and hsfusbcd2 modules. There's room for improvement here Linuxant.
Any comments from Linuxant Support?
> Igor GomeZZ wrote:
>> Hello all...
>> I used the old driver (hsflinmodem-5.03.27.tar.gz) with my old
>> kernel (2.4) with success.
>> But now, with kernel 184.108.40.206 and the newest driver, I'm having
>> problems. When I type "hsfconfig" in terminal, my system crash.
>> Anyone have success with this kernel and this driver?
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