If you know the chipset of the modem it would be easier to get help too. As the linmodem website says, the Model and Model number usually don't help. If you look at the modem and one of the chips says AGERE or LUCENT, odds are it's a winmodem. Don't worry though. Lucent winmodems are supported and work great once you get the drivers installed, which isn't hard if you download the correct RPM for your distro and kernel version. I have a Zoom 56k Internal Faxmodem that is a winmodem and I use it to connect to the internet with no probelms in Red Hat. All it comes down to is finding the drivers that match up with your distro and kernel. You can also get the source if you cannot find a match, which you can easily configure by reading the README files included in the .tar.gz archive. But if you don't have a Lucent/Agere chipset on your modem and you get the error: Sorry, the modem doesn't respond. in KDE's Internet Dialer you have a winmodem and support for non-Lucent/Agere chipsets is a little shaky yet. Good Luck and keep trying though, once you get it to work you won't know the difference.
If you get the rpm that matches up to your distro/kernel all you have to do is this:
Get into a console
cd /directory where drivers are
rpm -i ltmodem-kv*
Then an installation program will run it's course, telling you if the module matches up with the kernel, and if it does, you're good to go. The modem should be under /dev/modem (that's a symbolic link to something like /dev/ttyLT0). If you get an error when you try to use it the first time, you might need to simply restart the Xserver or Reboot.
Last edited by justiceisblind; 05-15-2002 at 07:43 PM.