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Old 10-14-2002, 08:57 AM   #1
Xiphias
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Modem problems


I'm using SuSE 8.1 and KDE (I think its the latest linux kernal too)

I'm new to linux and having modem problems. My modem isn't showing up in YaST so I downloaded the drivers and followed the instuctions in the readme file (running some scripts) and it said it was done ok but my modem still remains undetected.

Can someone explain what I should be doing to install it.
 
Old 10-14-2002, 11:44 AM   #2
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What kind of modem is it? Are the drivers for 8.1?
 
Old 10-14-2002, 11:55 AM   #3
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Well I think its a rockwell modem (I don't know which model) but it uses an Ambient HaM chipset.

I have a working windows driver from http://developer.intel.com/design/mo...rt/drivers.htm
 
Old 10-14-2002, 04:25 PM   #4
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If it's a winmodem, you have been bitten by THE INFAMOUS LINUX WINMODEM PROBLEM. As of now, I only know of drivers for Lucent chipsets, and even those are problematic.

You may need to get a full-hardware modem. After that, you will have to check to see if your ISP supports Linux. Basically, if you log in using Windows DUN, you should be able to log in from Linux.
 
Old 10-15-2002, 05:11 AM   #5
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Is this modem internal or extrnal ?

All External modems are hardware and should work.
Anyway hardware modems are faster then WinModems as all of the work is done without the use of the CPU.

I have a External modem and it works with NTL and Freesco.
 
Old 10-15-2002, 04:28 PM   #6
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Its an Internal modem. if I got an external modem it would have to go on top of my case, which would probably fry it.

What about the drivers on that site, should they work with (probably) the latest version of SuSE (8.1 bought 3 days ago)?
 
Old 10-15-2002, 06:48 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by dbtlightning
All External modems are hardware and should work.
Not meaning to sound rude, but not all external modems are hardware... some USB ones are software (I should know... I had one of the bloody things!). I used to say the same thing but have trained myself to say 'All serial modems are hardware modems'. Sorry to butt in here.
 
Old 10-16-2002, 08:30 AM   #8
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It sounds like your modem has a similar Intel chipset to mine.

YaST did not recognise it because it scans the serial ports (/dev/ttyS0, /dev/ttyS1, etc.) whilst the driver makes it's own pseudo-serial device; /dev/modem. YaST doesn't bother scanning this.

Use the manual setup in YaST, and type /dev/modem when it asks where your modem is.

Last edited by viciousfish; 10-16-2002 at 08:32 AM.
 
Old 10-16-2002, 04:34 PM   #9
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I have and it still gives me the "modem not responding" message, which I'm assuming means its not set up properly.
 
  


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