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Old 04-08-2002, 10:30 AM   #1
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Question Modem Drivers For a Novice Linux User


I am trying to locate drivers for a MRI-1456PCI-R modem. The manufacturer does not support Linux, but I wondered if anyone out there knows of one that has been written??
 
Old 04-08-2002, 10:32 AM   #2
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check linmodems.org for the best source of info.
 
Old 04-08-2002, 11:17 AM   #3
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I tried to do a search with just "MRI-1456PCI-R modem linux" on google and turned up absolutely nothing. I tried other search engines and you're totally right... there are no linux drivers for this beast just yet... still, though, it is possible to write your own drivers- yes, it can be done-- check out this page... i have used the tutorial to write a driver for a piece of unsupported hardware although only once...and to be truthful i probably got lucky to make it work... maybe you can too... at th very least it has given me a fairly decent idea on how drivers are written and how to control hardware thru the operating system... give it a shot and see what you think...

good luck
 
Old 04-08-2002, 11:18 AM   #4
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I totally forgot the link:

http://www.networkcomputing.com/unix...0/010.txt.html
 
Old 04-08-2002, 12:08 PM   #5
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Talking Thanks Guys n Gals

Thanks I'll take your advice and put it some good use, maybe I'll get it to work?
If not can you give me an idea of a good modem to use with Mandrake?
I am very new to this and haven't even received the OS yet, just prepping early,
Thanks again
 
Old 04-08-2002, 12:43 PM   #6
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Does this modem use a Conexant/Rockwell HCF chipset? Perhaps then this link will help?

http://www.mbsi.ca/cnxtlindrv/

Conexant says its HCF generic modem Linux drivers will be available May 2002.

Last edited by no1zhome; 04-08-2002 at 01:11 PM.
 
Old 04-08-2002, 12:47 PM   #7
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Smile Amazing!!

I was just looking at that site myself. I have found the generic drivers and will have a play. Once I have found out how to install, ha ha!!
 
  


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