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Old 11-29-2004, 01:36 AM   #1
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Unhappy conexant v.92 internal modem not detecting in redhat linux 9.0


hi,
i recently installed redhat linux 9.0 on my computer.
my computer is now running dual operating systems-linux and winxp.
i have an internal conexant v.92 modem integrated on the motherboard.
i have installed linux and everything is working fine except for the modem.
every time i try to set up kppp to dial, it says no modem detected.
please let me know what to do?
thanks
 
Old 11-29-2004, 01:54 AM   #2
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Winmodem??

Well as much as I ahte to tell you this, it is very likely that you have yourself a "winmodem". Theyr a breed of modems the are missing certain components that get emulated by windows software in order to save money. i.e. you have to have the windows software running to use them. Fortunately by means of reverse engineering some great hackers have written drivers for some of these winmodems. Luckily for you conexant is one of the better supported winmodems.

To find out if it will work with linux or not, your going to need to know the model # of this modem.

If it is a winmodem your going to need to know the chipset, i'm guessing you prolly don't know it off the top of your head, so you can use this prog to find out http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/packages/scanModem.gz
 
Old 11-29-2004, 02:02 AM   #3
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The linuxant driver (available at www.linuxant.com) is another solution to your problem, as I also have a piece of crap Conexant v92 modem. The FREE (haha) driver only operates at 14.4, so you have to pay 15 dollars to get 56K functionality. However, there is a beta version out there on the internet somewhere (I couldn't get it to work with my modem, but it's worth a try). Linuxant has the driver in (I believe deb, rpm, and tarball formats)

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Old 11-29-2004, 07:41 AM   #4
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the modem is integrated on an intel 845 laptop chipset.
when i ran scanmodem i got

pci bus 0 , device 31, function 6

actiontec conexant MD560RD V.92 MDC Modem

IRQ- 10
I/O 0x2400
I/O 0x2000

i downloaded an hsf conexant modem driver from linuxant
but it is not working either!!!

Last edited by supersac; 11-29-2004 at 07:43 AM.
 
Old 11-29-2004, 02:26 PM   #5
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It seems your in luck

I just found this french site http://www.olitec.com/pci56kv2.html which seems to have a driver for your modem. If you dont speak french, just tell me what distro you useing and i'll just give you a link to what you should install, and tell you how to do it.
 
Old 11-29-2004, 07:32 PM   #6
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using an internal modem

I have a similar problem...
I have xp and Mandrake 9.2 on separate drives and I was finally able to get on-line with a USR 56K pro modem. The problem is after I configured the modem with the help of USR support and then went back to XP, Mandrake "lost" the modem.

I have two addtional questions: Is there a way to configure to modem so if you switch between operating systems, one does not interfere with the other OS. And, would an external modem solve this problem?
greenlinux
 
Old 11-30-2004, 06:30 AM   #7
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i am running redhat linux 9.0
kernel 2.4.20-8
on an i686

do let me know the link.
i can't understand french.
 
Old 11-30-2004, 06:54 AM   #8
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I use Compaq laptop too , seems the new kernel is better with Conexant PCI Modem...I am not sure , or SuSe has that thing bulit in

I think you need kernel headers to compile a modem driver and you need to read the readme file on how-to compile the kernel and run the modem.

I still can't get my SmartUSB56 to work in Red Hat 9/Fedora Core 1/2....hmm...Thats why I got suSe
 
Old 11-30-2004, 01:07 PM   #9
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Worst case scenario

Keep in mind that you can always use a external modem, to the best of my knowledge, they don't make external winmodems, so theres always that if you continue to have trouble
 
Old 11-30-2004, 02:04 PM   #10
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an easy solution is to just replace the modem rather than fuss over it. Though i can and have gotten such modems to work i often find it very annoying.

one class of modems that works well is the intel 536 based modems, called a "full hardware" despite the fact i hear it is still a win modem. either way they have direct linux drivers, and they work well. its also fairly cheap, a local store sells them for $9. I have had great luck with this modem. its dirvers work well. i have tried it on mandrake, red hat and suse.
 
  


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