Ok I'm going to power down and give that ago ( I let you know how I went). But also I ran ScanModem and here what I got. I'm not sure if it's going to help but here it is (I really don't understand much of the text listed below)
------------ -------------- System information ------------------------
Fedora Core release 3 (Heidelberg)
on System with processor: i686
currently under kernel: 2.6.9-1.667
The kernel-2.6.9-1.667 was compiled with CONFIG_REGPARM, providing more compact and faster code.
The kernel was assembled with compiler: 3.4.2
a gcc-3.4.2 package must be installed to support driver compiling
Checking for kernel-headers needed for compiling.
The kernel-headers have base folder:
A /dev/modem symbolic link is not set.
Checking for modem symbolic link support lines within /etc/udev/ files
USB modem not detected.
02:0c.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs [SB Live! Value] EMU10k1X
Modem candidates are at PCI_buses: 02:0b.0
Providing detail for device at 02:0b.0
Class 0780: 11c1:044c Communication controller: Agere Systems (former Lucent Microelectronics) LT WinModem (rev 02)
SubSystem 11c1:044c Agere Systems (former Lucent Microelectronics) LT WinModem
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 9
Feature List: Primary Subsystem Distr KernelVer kernel default CPU
./scanModem test 11c1:044c 11c1:044c redhat 2.6.9-1.667 3.4.2 none i686
== Checking PCI IDs through modem chip suppliers ==
There are some installer packages
and also resources for compiling drivers:
The modem has a supported Lucent/Agere DSP (digital signal processing) chipset
with primary PCI_ID: 11c1:044c
Agere Systems, Inc provides periodic software releases for theirDSP modems,
which are made more Newbie friendly by volunteers or Linux distros.
for older information.
SuSE/Novell Linux and some other Distros provide compiled drivers +installers.
Search package lists for ltmodem
For other Distros and 2.6.n kernels, browse:
ltmodem-2.6-7-alk-7a.tar.gz has the most general instructions for installations.
ltmodem-2.6-7alk.src.rpm can be used for rpm using Distros.
# rpmbuild --rebuild ltmodem-2.6-7alk.src.rpm
will deposit an installer at:
/usr/src/rpm/RPMS/i686/ltmodem-kv_2.6.9-1.667.rpm Check with
# ls -l /usr/src/rpm/RPMS/i686/ltmodem*
Then install with:
# rpm -i /usr/src/rpm/RPMS/i686/ltmodem-kv_2.6.9-1.667.rpm
has support for ISA card modems, Lucent/Agere chip PCMCIA card modems
and kernels 2.2.n through current 2.6.n (at least up to 2.6.11)
Packages for compiling drivers are:
ResourceName Use for kernel ranges
ltmodem-8.26a.tar.gz kernels 2.4.21 and earlier
ltmodem-8.30a3.tar.gz kernels 2.4.21 and subsequent 2.4.2n kernels
which were assembled with a gcc-2.9n comiler
ltmodem-8.31a10.tar.gz beginning with 2.4.21 through and into 2.6.n kernels
There are also numerous pre-compiled driver packages, though those for older kernels are at::
for some special cases:
Knoppix, Demudi, etc
Some additional 2.4.n installers are available from:
for some other 2.4.n installers
Vendor 11c1 corresponds to Lucent Technologies or subsidiary Agere Systems, Inc.
Information is at: http://www.agere.com/client/modem_dsp.html.
Produced are both:
1) modems identifiable from their primary PCI IDs and
2) soft modem Subystem chips requiring identification through codec readouts.
Call waiting specified by, +pcw=1, is not implmented in the ltmodem drivers.
Configuration with forcing is described in: http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/arch.../msg00055.html
0x044c -- Mars 3 Perseus data/fax only:North America and Global board
0x044c -- Mars 3.2 Mercury data fax only when no eeprom is present, North America DAA
Many installers for RedHat are available at http://dag.wieers.com/packages/kernel-module-ltmodem
The desired installer name is like:
ltmodem-kv-Kernel_FL-LTver--.CPU.rpm explains the versioning.
For your System
Kernel_FL is 2.6.9-1.667 , the full kernel version displayed by: uname -r
LTver is 8.31a10, the release of the compiler kit
8.nn is the Agere core code designation.
The proccesor type or CPU is: i686 dispayed by: uname -m
used in compiling and assembling driver packages.
For usage with the udev file system of fedora core 3, see http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/arch.../msg01177.html
A suitable installer is not available as of this 2005_August_24 update.
Check in the section fedora at http://ltmodem.heby.de/
for a subsequent Installer submission.
Older releases have been archived at:
Also there is a RPM search engine at: http://rpm.pbone.net
The closest match to your i686=CPU is recommended.
The closest match to your i686=CPU is recommended.
For example replacements in order of preference for an
i686 would be i586, i486 and i386
If not present use the ltmodem-8.31a10.tar.gz compiler kit.
The list of available Installers for fedora as of this 2005_August_24
is inserted into to Modem/YourModem.txt
======= PCI_ID checking completed ======
A PCMCIA CardBus is not detected on this System.
For information on modem port creation under the UDEV device file system see:
for Conexnant modems
for Lucent/Agere DSP modems
The following information blocks just query some ppp support items.
grep -rs ppp /etc/modprobe.*
/etc/modprobe.conf.dist:alias tty-ldisc-3 ppp_async
/etc/modprobe.conf.dist:alias tty-ldisc-14 ppp_synctty
/etc/modprobe.conf.dist:alias ppp-compress-18 ppp_mppe
/etc/modprobe.conf.dist:install ppp-compress-21 /bin/true
/etc/modprobe.conf.dist:alias ppp-compress-24 ppp_deflate
/etc/modprobe.conf.dist:alias ppp-compress-26 ppp_deflate
PPP support module bsd_comp.ko not found!
Resident PPP support modules are properly uncompressed .
COMM services are not active
DEVPPP=crw------- 1 root root 108, 0 Sep 5 2005 /dev/ppp
A /dev/modem symbolic link is not present
No devfsd.conf file found, indicated absense of the devfsd daemon package
for device file system (devfs) symbolic link support.
---- dmesg queries -------
ACPI: BIOS age (2000) fails cutoff (2001), acpi=force is required to enable ACPI
ACPI: Interpreter disabled.
apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x03 (Driver version 1.16ac)
audit: initializing netlink socket (disabled)
Beginning with Fedora 2 kernel-2.6.6-1.427, kernel-headers needed
for compiling drivers are provide at: /lib/modules/kernel-version/build/
Thus upgrading above kernel 2.6.5-1.358 to 2.6.6-* is Stongly Recommended
pppd version 2.4.2 may not be fully compatible with 2.6.8 kernel releases.
If an initial CONNECT is achieved without PPP being subsequently established,
drop back to a 2.4.1 version. This has worked for PCTEL AMR modem users,
supported by the http://www.smlink.com
Check pppd version with:
For kernel-version 2.4.20-8 , a failure in automatic loading of PPP related modules
has been reported. It was necessary to manually load with:
/sbin/modprobe /lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net ppp_generic
/sbin/modprobe /lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net ppp_deflate
/sbin/modprobe /lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net ppp_synctty
/sbin/modprobe /lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net ppp_async
or dialout efforts failed.
The Internet Configuration Wizard writes a configuration file:
containing a line default line
Stupid Mode = yes
Better dialup performance may be achieved by commenting out this line as:
# Stupid Mode = yes
If the Smartlink slmodemd is used for port creation, an added line is necessary
Carrier Check = no
Also non-USA Users may need to add to the [Modem0] block:
Init2 = AT+GCI=hexadecimal_country_code
but test without it first.
redhat is not yet providing pre-compiled drivers for WinModems