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Old 11-11-2004, 04:12 PM   #1
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snag with USB MODEM

I have an external USB 56K fax modem, slackware 10 with 2.4.26 kernel version. When it was installed it didn't detect the modem. I did the following
gunzip /lib/modules/2.4.26/kernel/drivers/usb/acm.o.gz
insmode /lib/modules/2.4.26/kernel/drivers/usb/acm.o

lsusb has detected him! U.S Robotics 56K modem

In /proc/bus/usb/devices there is the following
If you see 'cls = ff(vend)' you're out of luck. What does it mean?

I've downloaded the ScanModem tool frm, but it doesn't give the answer 'to be or not to be'...

what should I do? Should I switch on usbcore.o,uhci.0 or namybe something else?
Old 11-13-2004, 12:39 AM   #2
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USB Devices will normally be loaded as SCSI drives (sda). Also USB modems are winmodems (win = Windows) normally, which require Windows drivers to work. Get your self a NON-WinModem PCI Card and install it
Old 11-13-2004, 05:34 AM   #3
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Are you sure it is a winmodem? It has cost $50! It's the most important to me to determine wether it is a winmodem or not....(I'm sorry for my terrible English )
Old 11-13-2004, 09:09 PM   #4
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Hello MX,

Are there any more markings on the modem?

US Robotics made a few USB modems the last few years.

With kind regards,



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