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Old 03-23-2005, 06:16 AM   #1
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How to use Win Modem in Linux


Iam using internal Modem i.e " Intel (R) 536 EP V.92 ". Basically it is a Lucent modem but built in intel chip on it .
This modem works fine in windows.I want to run it in Mandrake Linux 10 .Plz guide me that how can i use such kind of modem in Linux . Is it possible to run win modem under linux also.
Aslo let me know about which brand of external modem is best to use it in linux if winmodem does't support .
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Old 03-23-2005, 06:21 AM   #2
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http://www.linmodems.org/

make sure you have the kernel-source package installed. and a development environment ( gcc, make, binutils( you won't need them all, like autoconf or m4, automake etc.., but you will need enough to at least have a working c compiler)).

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Old 03-23-2005, 06:37 AM   #3
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Ok can u guide me that how much free space required
to install
Mandrake Linux 10 =
or
Red Hat Linux 9 =

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Old 03-23-2005, 06:39 AM   #4
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depends on what you install. If I remember correctly, both of them show you while you are choosing packages how much space is being used and how much free space you will have when the installation is done.
 
Old 03-23-2005, 06:44 AM   #5
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Thanks --J i want to use it only in the home .i.e using office & internet . Just like a normal windows user user windows application at home .
Same as i want to use Linux . both KDE ,GNOME, Office ,Messenger & other utility softwares .

now i think u can guide me that good space for both Mandrake & Linux .
 
Old 03-23-2005, 06:54 AM   #6
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if you are cramped for space, you might want to think about choosing between kde or gnome and leaving one off. It's nice to have both around and have a choice on what you want to run that day, but both of them with all of their applications take up a decent amount of space. Also, take a look at Fedora Core, Red Hat 9 is getting a little old so it's going to be harder to locate precompiled applications.
 
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----J .ok what do u think about 20 GB if i alocate as free HD for both KDE & GNOME applications .
 
Old 03-23-2005, 07:18 AM   #8
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yeah 20 is alot of space, you'll be fine. to save yourself some headaches later on, during the install, choose to install the development related files. They don't take up much space, and if you need them later on, you'll save alot of time.
 
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honestly, that's more than enough space... i have about 20 gig dedicated to one distro and it only takes up 2.5 (would be less but i Had to install KDE on top of Enlightenment)

depending on the dsitro you use, 10 gig should be fine... 20 more than enough.
 
Old 03-24-2005, 01:50 AM   #10
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modem help

Modem Help

Here are some notes made to myself on the road to getting internet connected with Linux....hope it helps.

Just got on line with Amigo AMI-IA56 internal PCI dialup modem with Intel 536ep chipset. ( google for it)

Maybe this will help.

1. Your ISP must play nice w/Linux...mine didn't (AOL) , had to change ISP.

2. I guess you know that DSL thru LAN (NIC) connection is easiest. No drivers. Took about 4 minutes.

3. Next easiest is dialup with external serial (NOT USB) modem. Google for Best DATA or US Robotics ($20 - $65). No drivers. Takes about 5-10 min. to configure in Kppp. I bought one for the kid's PC at thrift store. ($4). Everyone's getting rid of older 56k ser. modems. (they work with linux and are faster than some internal PCI modems)

4 .More difficult is internal PCI modem requiring drivers (which includes both soft and hardware modems) You must determine whether your modem is a softmodem or a hardware modem. If you insist on installing an internal PCI modem, be prepared to search for drivers. It could take 1 day or three weeks depending on lots of variables. Also, do not expect much tech support from the modem manufacturer, even if the modem is listed as being linux compatible.
Check here --> http://www.linmodems.org
or here --> http://www.modemsite.com

Of course I chose the most difficult install. This was my tutorial to myself after successful install.
I cannot guarantee any success with your setup:

my setup:
Mandrake 10.0 download.
KDE3.2
Konqueror
2.6.3-7 kernel
Amigo AMI-IA56 internal hdwr PCI modem w/Intel 536ep chipset ($20)

Intel 536ep modem install

Install modem in PC
make sure kernel source is installed by the following:
(you must have your install cd's ready)
open a terminal>logon as root(su)>enter password>then type:
# urpmi kernel-source


Must use EXACT drivers for EXACT modem for EXACT kernel version.
Use the intel 536ep 4.69-mdk10-up.tgz file from Intel site. Drivers on modem disk are outdated (they are for kernel 2.4.x)
Use GUI to create empty folder in /home/user/ ....named Intel
copy .tgz file to folder using GUI
unzip the file by one of the following methods:
In terminal:
# tar -zxvf <filename>.tgz
the file will be unzipped into a new folder in the Intel folder

OR

In the GUI (Konqueror) right click the .tgz file>choose actions>choose extract here. Again, new folder will be created in Intel folder.
Use whichever method DOES NOT impose locked permissions on the unzipped files.
Follow instructions in the readme created in the unzipped folder.
Go back to terminal:
move into the directory created by the unzip action by:
# cd <filename directory>
# make clean
# make 536
#make install
reboot PC
this will create a /dev/modem/ link. Use this setting in the Kppp dialer.

The Kppp dialer is a completely different project once you have loaded the drivers. If you need help, I will try to post, but am still experimenting with modem commands...... ...slower connect speeds (28800 - 45000) actually give the best combination of speed AND stability.
Good luck
 
  


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