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Old 07-14-2008, 03:46 PM   #1
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Unhappy Lost Newbie - Please help with Internet Connection!


Hi there Gang,

I am glad I came upon this Website today, and hope you all can help me. I am a Windows Convert-to-be, working on building my first Linux system, and I seem to be stuck. Though I have followed the steps on the Ubuntu Website for connecting to the Internet via a dial-up modem, I seem to still be struggling with this challenge. I have already run ScanModem on my machine, and the ModemData.txt tells me that I have a VIA82XX-Modem, VIA8237.

It also states

PCI SLOT
00:11.6

PCI ID
1106:3068

SubsystemID
1543:4c21

Name
Communcations Controller: Via Technologies, INC. AC'97 Modem Controller


I understand that I need a driver for this modem, in order to make it operate and become visible to Ubuntu, yet I am struggling to locate that driver. I was hoping that there may be some kind souls here, that would be able to help me find the driver, and configure it to my machine. I am dying to use Linux as my primary operating system, I just need to learn how to use it as well as I know that "Other" one.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Orangestng

Sorry Gang, forgot to add that I have installed the newest Ubuntu 8.04 Desktop Editon.

Last edited by Orangestng; 07-14-2008 at 03:54 PM. Reason: Added Important Info.
 
Old 07-14-2008, 04:37 PM   #2
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If it's a WintelModem (software modem that uses the machines processor instead of having it's own) It probably wont work. Get an external modem with it's own processor and hook it to a com port and It'll work.

Otherwise google and see if the company is supporting Linux. Also look at Linux hardware compat list. Some manufactures support Linux.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/index.php/cat/121
 
Old 07-15-2008, 04:59 AM   #3
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Modem Driver

Hi,
Not all WinModems are unsupported in Linux.
Those using Rockwell/Conexant chipsets have drivers, in fact I am currently browsing the net using such a modem

Goto
http://linux.dell.com/files/ubuntu/g...em-drivers/hsf
and download the file
hsfmodem-7.68.00.18oem.tar.gz
It doesn't matter if you are using something other than Ubuntu. The file contains a generic driver that has to be compiled.
Unpack it and follow the given instructions. It might work for you. Post back if you need help.
 
Old 07-15-2008, 12:03 PM   #4
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Hey Guys,

Thanks for the advice. I will see if the WinModem Download will work first, and if not I guess it will be time for a new modem.

Thanks Again
Orangestng
 
Old 07-15-2008, 04:34 PM   #5
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watch out

if you have netzero, there is (that in my extensive digging and testing) no way to connect....

sucks for all of us forced windows users
 
Old 07-26-2008, 10:08 AM   #6
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if you have netzero must have java runtime installed i have a post on how to get netzero to work
 
  


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