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Distribution: Gentoo Hardened using OpenRC not Systemd
Drivers For Aopen Modem On Fd3
I have recently installed Linux Fedora Core 3. I tryed to set up the internet. It's not working. I called the ISP. The technicians only are trained for Mac and Windows, but one of them said that the settings were right for the internet configuration. I can only think that Linux does not see the modem, and Linux needs a driver for it. The model of the driver is FM56-PV the manufacturer is AOpen. I've looked at websites for this driver, even the company's website. None of them have a driver that supports linux. What can I do to get it working?
Distribution: Gentoo Hardened using OpenRC not Systemd
i got this info about my modem from scanmodem.gz. what is kppp dialer? i tried getting help from linmodems.org. i am waiting for a reply.
DO use the following line as the email Subject Line, to alert cogent experts:
scanModem, Fedora Core release 3 (Heidelberg)
Kernel kernel 2.6.9-1.667
Occassionally reponses are blocked by an Internet Provider mail filters.
So do in a day also check the Archived responses at DISCUSS@linmodems.org
Code updated on: 2005_June_24
------------ -------------- System information ------------------------
Fedora Core release 3 (Heidelberg)
on System with processor: i686
currently under kernel: 2.6.9-1.667
The kernel-2.6.9-1.667 was compiled with CONFIG_REGPARM, providing more compact and faster code.
The kernel was assembled with compiler: 3.4.2
with current System compiler GCC=3.4.2
Checking for kernel-headers needed for compiling.
The kernel-headers have base folder:
Please install the package WVDIAL for modem testing and dialout.
A /dev/modem symbolic link is not set.
USB modem not detected.
00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Sound Controller (rev a0)
Modem candidates are at PCI_buses: 00:0b.0
Providing detail for device at 00:0b.0
Class 0780: 14f1:10b6 Communication controller: Conexant: Unknown device 10b6 (rev 89)
SubSystem a0a0:00c2 AOPEN Inc.: Unknown device 00c2
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 11
Feature List: Primary Subsystem Distr KernelVer kernel default CPU
./scanModem test 14f1:10b6 a0a0:00c2 redhat 2.6.9-1.667 3.4.2 3.4.2 i686
Information on several modem chipset providers is provided below,
because ambiguities remain on the correct choice of supporting software.
== Checking PCI IDs through modem chip suppliers ==
14f1:10b6 could be either an HSF or an HCF Conexant modem
Vendors 127a and 14f1 are Conexant, inheritor of Rockwell modem technology. There are also Conexant chipsets
in some modems from vendors 158b - Allied Data Tech., 1024 - Zenith ,141a - Apache Micro and 148d Digicom Systems.
With respect to software support there are two main types, hcfpcimodem* and hsfmodem* .
Download drivers from http://www.Linuxant.com/drivers/
At http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/resources.html#conexant , there are scripts aiding installation:
For HSF modems.
For HCF modems.
There is additional Conexant information written to Modem/Conexant.txt
======= PCI_ID checking completed ======
A PCMCIA CardBus is not detected on this System.
For information on modem port creation under the UDEV device file system see:
http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/arch.../msg03299.html for Conexnant modems
http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/arch.../msg01177.html for Lucent/Agere DSP modems
The following information blocks just query some ppp support items.
grep -rs ppp /etc/modprobe.*
/etc/modprobe.conf.dist:alias tty-ldisc-3 ppp_async
/etc/modprobe.conf.dist:alias tty-ldisc-14 ppp_synctty
/etc/modprobe.conf.dist:alias ppp-compress-18 ppp_mppe
/etc/modprobe.conf.dist:install ppp-compress-21 /bin/true
/etc/modprobe.conf.dist:alias ppp-compress-24 ppp_deflate
/etc/modprobe.conf.dist:alias ppp-compress-26 ppp_deflate
PPP support module bsd_comp.ko not found!
Resident PPP support modules are properly uncompressed .
COMM services are not active
DEVPPP=crw------- 1 root root 108, 0 Jun 25 09:45 /dev/ppp
A /dev/modem symbolic link is not present
No devfsd.conf file found, indicated absense of the devfsd daemon package
for device file system (devfs) symbolic link support.
---- dmesg queries -------
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKE] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 14 15) *0, disabled.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKF] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 14 15) *0, disabled.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNK0] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 14 15) *0, disabled.
apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x07 (Driver version 1.16ac)
apm: overridden by ACPI.
audit: initializing netlink socket (disabled)
Beginning with Fedora 2 kernel-2.6.6-1.427, kernel-headers needed
for compiling drivers are provide at: /lib/modules/kernel-version/build/
Thus upgrading above kernel 2.6.5-1.358 to 2.6.6-* is Stongly Recommended
pppd version 2.4.2 may not be fully compatible with 2.6.8 kernel releases.
If an initial CONNECT is achieved without PPP being subsequently established,
drop back to a 2.4.1 version. This has worked for PCTEL AMR modem users,
supported by the http://www.smlink.com slmodem software.
Check pppd version with:
For kernel-version 2.4.20-8 , a failure in automatic loading of PPP related modules
has been reported. It was necessary to manually load with:
/sbin/modprobe /lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net ppp_generic
/sbin/modprobe /lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net ppp_deflate
/sbin/modprobe /lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net ppp_synctty
/sbin/modprobe /lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net ppp_async
or dialout efforts failed.
The Internet Configuration Wizard writes a configuration file:
containing a line default line
Stupid Mode = yes
Better dialup performance may be achieved by commenting out this line as:
# Stupid Mode = yes
Also non-USA Users may need to add to the [Modem0] block:
Init2 = AT+GCI=hexadecimal_country_code
but test without it first.
redhat is not yet providing pre-compiled drivers for WinModems
Looks like your modem uses the HSF chipset from conexant, go to www.linuxant.com for the drivers....BUT...the drivers are restricted to i think 15kbs so thats 1.5 kb/s unless you pay for the full ones which are 56k. SHouldnt be too hard to install, there might even be a FD3 package around somewhere.