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Old 10-29-2004, 08:19 PM   #1
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Linux SuSE not detecting modem...


Hey all. I'm a newbie ( ) to Linux and I need a little help setting up my modem on Linux SuSE 9.2. I've got a Conexant modem on COM3. How do I set it up, and do I need to download any special drivers? I went to Linuxant but they were gonna charge me to get the drivers unless I only want a 14.4k connection, which is just too slow.

Also, I've got a GeForce 6800 GT. What drivers do I need to get to be able to install that on Linux?

Thanks a lot,
Johnny
 
Old 10-29-2004, 08:30 PM   #2
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Hi, and welcome to LQ!

As a general rule of thumb the so-called
WinModems don't do too well under Linux,
some of them have driver-support.

Locate your modem in the output of
lspci -v and then search for it in
http://www.google.com/linux


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Old 10-29-2004, 08:42 PM   #3
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* begins sobbing histericly... cannot stop sobbing *
I've got a SupraMAX 56i, that I knew, and from what I've read on Diamonds site it's a 100% winmodem with likely no chance of working on Linux. Anyone know of any way of getting it to work at all? If not, I'll just have to wait until I get DSL to use Linux online.

Also, I've got a cheap modem that I'm gonna put in and see what it is to.
 
Old 10-29-2004, 08:44 PM   #4
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Open a terminal, type
lspci -v

What does it say?


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Old 10-29-2004, 09:19 PM   #5
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Well, it's very long, and I don't have a way to transfer it to my Windows directory, so I had to write it out, but here's what it says about my modem:

0000:01:08.0 Communication Controller: Conexant HCF 56k Data/Fax modem (rev 08)

Subsystem: Diamon Multimedia Systems: Unknown Device 0abe

Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 5

Memory at e3000000 (32-bit, non prefetchable)

I/O ports a c000 [size=8]

Capablilities: [40] Power Management version 2
 
Old 10-29-2004, 10:49 PM   #6
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You could try LinuxAnt, see http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/ -- it's my understanding, though, that you must pay for LinuxAnt software (somebody correct me if I'm wrong).
 
Old 10-30-2004, 12:00 AM   #7
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Re: Linux SuSE not detecting modem...

I quote myself:
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Originally posted by UniMatrixJohnny
I went to Linuxant but they were gonna charge me to get the drivers unless I only want a 14.4k connection, which is just too slow.
 
Old 10-30-2004, 12:16 AM   #8
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no need to go to DSL. Get an External modem.

http://www.compgeeks.com/products.asp?cat=MDM
 
Old 10-30-2004, 09:57 PM   #9
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I'm not wasting my money on another modem when I'm getting DSL here soon. I just want to get my modem working for now. Linux detects my ethernet card, so there's not problem there.

Thanks anyway though guys
 
Old 10-31-2004, 09:23 AM   #10
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Hello Johnny,

Do you have a email account I can send you a (helpfull) file?

Mod edit

With kind regards,

Richard

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