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NCC-1701&NCC-1701-D 06-06-2005 04:58 AM

Modem Wars
These are the voyages of a winmodem in linux, a success story. I love Debian, but until recently I couldn't connect to the net. I downloaded the linuxant (free) and now i'm trying to hack it. Until a week ago, only root could surf the internet. Then I discovered pon/poff and everything is ok. Now I'm trying to develop my owm driver for conexant modems(or at least hack them)...

To boldly go where no TCP/UDP/IP packet has gone before!

exit3219 06-06-2005 07:16 AM

I also spent 2 weeks trying to get something with my USR 56K int modem.

But it worked! Now I use wvdial to connect.

microsoft/linux 06-26-2005 05:17 PM

what model is you computer? I've been trying to get my conexant modem working, but then when I run pppconfig, it will not find my modem, help?

exit3219 06-27-2005 08:42 AM

MS/Linux, you'll probably have to use

to find out your modem's I/O port and IRQ (or you may find them out from Windows, for example).

But first, make sure your modem is not a winmodem (i.e. it is possible to make it work in Linux): and TLDP's Linux Hardware Compatibility HOW-TO (


cd /dev;ls ttyS*
to list your serial ports.
If the last one is ttyS3, for example, create a new one:

Then use setserial to set the port and IRQ:

setserial ttyS4 uart=<put your UART here, I don't remember it :D port=<put your port here, with 0x in front if it doesn't have it irq=<irq here>
(You can check out the UART of other ports, e.g.

setserial ttyS0
will display you the UART (and many other things) about COM1.).

Then use pppconfig and it will detect your modem.

microsoft/linux 06-27-2005 09:41 PM

Ok, I used the scanModem utility, and it said that my chipset does work. I downloaded the hsfmodem *.deb file from linuxant, and it installed fine. However, in dmesg it said something about a bit cleared, set perhaps by a buggy trident driver. Thoughts? I'll have to get the actual dmesg readout for you

exit3219 06-28-2005 12:54 PM


Originally posted by microsoft/linux
I'll have to get the actual dmesg readout for you
You do that!

microsoft/linux 06-29-2005 01:22 PM

here's my dmesg, (only the part pertaining to my modem)

hsfmc97ali: cleared ALI_AC97_AUDIO_BUSY bit, set by buggy trident driver?
ttySHSF0 at I/O 0x8800 (irq = 3) is a Conexant HSF softmodem (PCI-10b9:5457-103c:0024)

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