The "hidden" modules in the 220.127.116.11 PET package were named with .koHIDE suffix. I have changed that to .HIDE.
The latest PET:
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Here are previous blog posts:
Apart from the usual problem with PupDial first finding /dev/ttyUSB1 -- which reports "no carrier" when I try to dial out, after changing to ttyUSB3 it works.
What is really great is that it is working in both situations, when plugged in at bootup, and when I hot-plug it.
I never got it to work plugging it in after bootup before, so I am very pleased.
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The current project is to extend it to support the 3G dual-mode modems.
It is very complicated, and to help with understanding, I decided to install a pristine usb-modeswitch package, without all of the customisation that is in Puppy.
The usb-modeswitch package has one Tcl script, so I installed Jim, which is a tiny Tcl interpreter -- the stripped binary is just 179KB and has everything needed to run the script.
...I installed version 0.63.
Note, regarding the future of this 'zzz' package, I might use it for the next release of Quirky, as that is the appropriate venue for experiments.
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My Vodafone USB mobile broadband unit was left with a relative in Perth, so this morning I drove to Perth (4 hours).
Then I decided to purchase another unit. This time I bought an Optus modem for $69, which is a Huawei E160E device.
But then I discovered that it is not supported by usb_modeswitch. Which is good, I had to do some deeper investigation. Now it works!
Using it now.
This is where I found out how to do it:
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I am online using it right now.
I have a box of old modems, eight of them. Testing today, 4 of them work. Well, if you count the one that disconnects a few seconds after getting online.
In addition, there is the Agere modem in my laptop, and PcTel modem in another of my old PCs, both of which work.
So that is 6 out of 10, not a bad success rate...
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This one uses /dev/ttyS1 and PupDial detects it and dials out, however it disconnects after a few seconds -- barely enough time to bring up my blog!
This modem card is an Agere Systems, Venus Modem (V90 56Flex), chip numbers 11c1:0480.
Success, using it right now. Uses /dev/ttySHCF0. However, PupDial has a bug -- it tests for existence of /etc/hcfmodem/nvm, when in fact it should be /etc/hcfpcimodem/nvm -- and the 'CONNECT' button was grey-out -- I edited the script and was able to dialout.
The Conexant chip is Conexant Systems, Inc., HCF 56k Data/Fax Modem, chip 14f1:1033.
Actually, this is the first time I have had these modems working. I am running Wary "100" with my 'zzz' PET.
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I am now testing on a different PC, with SiS audio -- works, get the "woof woof".
And have an ESS technology "ES2898 Modem" modem plugged in (chip numbers 125d:2898).
No problem, PupDial detected it, and online right now.
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It worked nicely, downloaded 'nvidia-71.86.14-k18.104.22.168-w5.pet' and it worked.
However, when I fired up Hardinfo and chose System information -> Display, the Hardinfo application froze and so did mouse and keyboard.
I am running in RAM only, so rebooted, this time I installed the DRI package first: 'mesa-6.5.2-w5.pet'.
So, I will post this message, then try Hardinfo again ...don't know if the mesa package will make any difference, we shall see.
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I have compiled version 2.0, that works.
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01micko has created a later version, 'nvidia-260.19.12-k22.214.171.124-w5.pet', that two testers so far have confirmed works.
I have uploaded 01micko's PET and updated the Video Upgrade Wizard to use it instead of the older one.
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