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vayira 01-04-2010 10:07 AM

stting up fax modem in ubuntu 9.10
 
I've just installed efax-gtk-3.0.17 but it doesn't seem to recognise my internal modem or ubuntu doesn't. Does anyone have experience in this area?

When I do lshw I get the following info about the modem

*-communication UNCLAIMED
description: Communication controller
product: HSF 56k HSFi Modem
vendor: Conexant Systems, Inc.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:04:00.0
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=64
resources: memory:febf0000-febfffff ioport:ec00(size=8)


My system is 64 bit by the way. Could that effect things?

Does this mean ubuntu hasn't recognised the hardware?

Any ideas how I can get it working?

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TB0ne 01-04-2010 10:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vayira (Post 3813667)
I've just installed efax-gtk-3.0.17 but it doesn't seem to recognise my internal modem or ubuntu doesn't. Does anyone have experience in this area?

When I do lshw I get the following info about the modem

*-communication UNCLAIMED
description: Communication controller
product: HSF 56k HSFi Modem
vendor: Conexant Systems, Inc.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:04:00.0
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=64
resources: memory:febf0000-febfffff ioport:ec00(size=8)


My system is 64 bit by the way. Could that effect things?

No...
Quote:

Does this mean ubuntu hasn't recognised the hardware?
It obviously has recognized it, since it reports FINDING the modem. The problem is, it looks like you've got a Winmodem, not a 'real' modem. That means, a good part of the firmware/software needed for it to work, depends on the Windows 'driver' for it.

As I see it, you've got two choices. You can buy a cheap, external fax/modem, and plug it in via serial port (or USB to serial converter works just as well), and it'll just work from there. Or, you can go to the Linuxant site, spend $20 on their Linux driver, and make the one you've got work. Be warned, though...their driver will be tied to ONE machine. If you upgrade your hardware, it'll be tied to the modem/setup you have now, and you'll have to spring another $20 for a new license.

vayira 01-04-2010 10:42 AM

I've now found this thread...
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=190728

Which seems to indicate that there are free drivers. I don't have time to deal with it now, but I'll report back when I do.

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