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Old 06-29-2012, 03:42 PM   #1
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56K Modem help


Hi ,

I'm new here , just installed UBUNTU 11.10 on my PC
I cannot get it to setup/recognize my modem.
i looked at the UBUNTU official doc site, it seems to be mostly
in french, so i thought i'd try here .

my pc is a DELL Optiplex GX280
Win xp pro on /DEV/SDA1
UBUNTO (LINUX 3.0.0-12 GENERIC) on /DEV/SDA2
modem is a : PCI SoftV92 modem made by Conexant.

The only modem driver file i can locate on the windows partition is a SETUP.EXE file Maybe i need a LINUX modem, i don't know,
can anyone help me with this, thanks.

best regards
bob zimmermann
 
Old 06-29-2012, 04:18 PM   #2
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This driver may work for you but you would want to double check that it does. Do an lspci to see your modems device info and compare to the list.

http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/hsf/
 
Old 06-29-2012, 04:23 PM   #3
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Welcome to LinuxQuestions.
Your correct that you can not use the windows drivers.
Here you go. The first step is to determine the actual chipset of the MODEM.

http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/
 
Old 06-29-2012, 04:26 PM   #4
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That is what is called a soft modem or a winmodem. It is a software based modem. Rather than having a real hardware chip to do the work they relied on partial software to do processing.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Di...owto/Conexant/

Kind of old but most still applies.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...dems_and_Linux

http://linmodems.org/

Last edited by jefro; 06-29-2012 at 04:27 PM.
 
Old 06-29-2012, 04:48 PM   #5
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thanks for that catch jefro, I thought this was a physical piece of hardware. Software emulated devices are usually only written for one OS, Windows 99% of the time, so getting it to work in Linux would require that someone has written a driver for the Linux os. Linuxant is your best bet but if its not there I wouldn't know where else to point you.
 
Old 06-29-2012, 04:53 PM   #6
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Windmodems are generally just a card with a UART and IO buffer on them, the actual "modem" exists in software, there is no hardware modem chip. Some can be made to work, some not.
 
Old 06-29-2012, 09:44 PM   #7
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Kustom42, you were correct in your first post. I just added in more data to the mix. Hope that was OK.

We just don't know how it is connected.
 
Old 06-30-2012, 01:29 PM   #8
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Look here
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Di...Howto/Conexant
 
Old 06-30-2012, 03:17 PM   #9
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Umm, I posted that link already.
 
  


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