I have read many many forums on this topic. I'm very new to Linux and realise that this is a common problem, but never seem to find an answer.
Linux wont recognise my modem. It is a Conexant HSF V92 modem that I know is a winmodem. I went to Linuxant.com and downloaded their free driver for this modem and followed the instructions best as I can.
If I go to Hardware Properties, or whatever it is called in Linux
it now tells me that I have a Conexant HSF V92 modem and a driver is listed.
When I try to set up a network device though, Linux doesn't find my modem and sets up a 'Generic modem' as a device. I then can't activate the thing. It used to just activate (or so it said) but nothing happened...
I went to Linuxant support for help and sent the relevant "hsfconfig -dump" and got this reply:
the drivers seem to be installed properly and the modules are loaded by
Please try to manually enter "/dev/modem" or "/dev/ttySHSF0" for the modem
device in the Internet Configuration Wizard. The ICW does not
detect your modem because it does not verify if these devices exist (they
are not in the default list).
modem device: /dev/modem
baud rate: 115200
flow control: hardware (crtscts)
Well I tried that and with both /dev/modem or /dev/ttySHSF0 I got an activation error message - the latest is "failed to activate ppp0 with error 8" although I was getting error 2 for a while....
I heard that I should try kppp but when I downloaded it I got a long ...tar.tar file and don't know what to do with it!!
I read on here another person with problems and a member asked them to try two commands and list the results here.
I ran first
I printed the results and my modem is happily recognised as a device
I then ran
setserial -g /dev/ttyS*
and an unidentified piece of kit (ie my modem) is sitting in /dev/ttySHSF0
If anyone can help me, or point me in the right direction I would be SO happy (PS I don't want to buy a new modem!!!)
I am a knowledgeable PC chap.. but find myself back at the 'total novice level' now I'm with linux!
(The printer won't work either....!!)