Hello!

I am a newbie in Linux and trying to use winmodem on RH9 on my laptop. When
I tried to connect I've got this message after dialing using wvdial

My machine always crashes right after the internet connection established

using modem (using slmodem-2.9.6.tar.gz). The system hangs everytime I try
to

open Mozzila browser. When I dial the modem there's no volume too.

I guess the driver was installed appropriately, by running the following
commands:

# gzip -dc slmodem-2.9.6.tar.gz | tar xf -
# cd slmodem-2.9.6
# make KERNEL_DIR=/usr/src/linux-2.4.20-8
# make
# make install

Using scripts provided to load slamr0
# ./slmodemd start
Starting SmartLink Modem driver for slamr0: [ OK ]
Then I ran:
# wvdialconf /etc/wvdial.conf
[root@tecra-a1 scripts]# wvdial
--> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.53
--> Initializing modem.
--> Sending: ATZ
ATZ
OK
--> Sending: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
OK
--> Modem initialized.
--> Sending: ATDT21579000
--> Waiting for carrier.
ATDT21579000
CONNECT 49333
--> Carrier detected. Waiting for prompt.
Welcome to 3Com Total Control HiPer ARC (TM)
Networks That Go The Distance (TM)
login:
--> Looks like a login prompt.
--> Sending: nicop
nicop
Password:
--> Looks like a password prompt.
--> Sending: (password)
[7f][03]@![01][01]
[18][01][04][05]j[02][06][7f][7f][7f][7f][05][06]RY[18][[07][02][08][02]~[7f
}#@!}!}"}
}8}!}$}%j}"}&[7f][7f][7f][7f]}%}&RY}8[}'}"}(}"[17]z~
--> PPP negotiation detected.

Here is some other log:
ot@tecra-a1 root]# tail -f /var/log/pppmsg
Aug 19 20:51:55 tecra-a1 insmod:
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/parport/parport_pc.o: init_module:
Device or resource busy

Aug 19 20:51:55 tecra-a1 insmod: Hint: insmod errors can be caused by
incorrect

module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters. You may find more
information in syslog or the output from dmesg

Aug 19 20:51:55 tecra-a1 insmod:
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/parport/parport_pc.o: insmod
parport_lowlevel failed

Aug 19 20:51:55 tecra-a1 modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module
char-major-188

Aug 19 20:51:56 tecra-a1 last message repeated 15 times

Aug 19 20:52:02 tecra-a1 modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module
char-major-226

Aug 19 20:52:02 tecra-a1 last message repeated 3 times

Aug 19 20:58:32 tecra-a1 insmod: Warning: loading
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/misc/slamr.o will taint the kernel: non-GPL license -
Smart Link Ltd.

Aug 19 20:58:32 tecra-a1 insmod: See http://www.tux.org/lkml/#export-tainted
for information about tainted modules

Aug 19 20:58:32 tecra-a1 insmod: Module slamr loaded, with warnings
--> Starting pppd at Sat Jul 31 16:46:10 2004
--> pid of pppd: 2749



Any helps will be much appreciated.

Rgds,
Nico