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Old 01-28-2004, 09:41 PM   #1
billybob92
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Question PCI Modem under slack 9.1 Q


Aight, so I figured I was in for the long haul, when I came to realize that no data/drivers/support for my specific "modem?" where available from the usual resources.

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Never really spent an time with linux, decided to dive right into slack 9.1 with no X. Thats where I am at the moment. To complicate matters furthers because of geographical conditions or something (probably government conspiracy) I only have access to dial-up. All my computers have internal modems, I have never even looked at and my computer knowledge is very limited. I did the research on this particular box's modem, which is,

GVC
MOD # F-1156IV/R9F
"Conexant HCF V90 56k Data/Fax PCI Modem"

FCC PArt 68 Reg. NO.K4TAI-34649-M5-E

Conexant Chip
RH56D-PCI
R6795-12
E167238.1
0146 MEXICO

Anyway what brings me here is when finding the command "lspci -vv" and running it, I noticed that unlike the majority of the other devices, besides a sound card, that the modem was recognized. Specifically it did not show the "Unknown Device 010f" message. Instead listing "Subsystem: GVC Corporation Dell Copper" and some other information following.

MY Q
Is this good news by any chance? If so what can I interpret from it and how does it effect my capabilities?

Thnx in advance for any help, and if the information I provided wasn't enough, or was totally off base, please point me in the right direction or ask a specific Q.
 
Old 01-29-2004, 06:57 AM   #2
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I think you have a winmodem, based on the fact that it has a Conexant chipset. Go to www.linmodems.org (try the link to the Linmodem-Howto at the top of the page) to find out more about them. They can be made to work in Linux, and it's probably worth a try, but IMO it's often more trouble than it's worth.

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Old 01-29-2004, 09:39 PM   #3
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I have already done this, those I referred to as usual resorces. thats what I meant sorry shoulda been more specific. Just wanna know if I need to look further into drivers and stuff, or is it already in there and able to work ?
 
  


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