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Old 11-01-2006, 08:44 PM   #1
EdNewbee
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HSF Modem Not Detected With Puppy2.10 And HSF Wizard.


This is my first linux gig. I like it a lot, much better than MS. I've been a MS nut for ten years and now understand the error of my ways.

I don't know puppy, that said, this modem wont work for me:

Rockwell revision 1 HSF/Data/Fax/Voice/Speaker Phone, Revision 2015 Vendor 127A verified.

Is there a work around for the 2.6 kernel or must I use a 2.4 kernel version and a wrapper or the 2.2 official version? The HSF wizard doesn't detect the modem.

I am linux stupid. My laptop has the IRQ assigned in ME but will this mean Puppy will see this? I think yes. Is it the 2.6* kernel?

Please help a resent convert. The other forum was too busy to post to.

Thanks

Ed

PS: I don't understand Linux yet.
 
Old 11-02-2006, 06:04 AM   #2
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Ed, thanks for posting your question. I hope that an actual modems-with-Puppy expert will be along shortly to help, but in the meantime I would suggest a couple things.

First, try using Puppy 2.11 (2.6 kernel) and also try Puppy 1.09CE (2.4 kernel) and tell us if one of them works.

Second, with Puppy booted, type "lspci" in a terminal and give us the output, especially anything that seems related to the modem. The more info you supply the easier it is to provide useful help.

Third, a lot of the Rockwell chips are softmodems and so they only function in Linux if there is a specific driver available. If Puppy doesn't have the driver, and you cn identify where to get the Linux driver, Barry will generally accede to requests to insert that driver in the next Puppy version.

BTW: the Linux kernel does not know what IRQs are set on your modem by Win ME (*shudder*). It should read what IRQs are set in the BIOS at boot time, though.

Cheers,
Mark
 
Old 11-02-2006, 03:57 PM   #3
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I have the 1.08 iso I'll put it on a CD after I get some more and test it.

I read up on it last night and the driver as far as I can tell wont work with the 2.6 kernel. Something about the driver maker not releasing the source code after kernel 2.2 and the wrapper someone made for the 2.4 kernel not working with 2.6 also. If 1.08 works I'll download 1.09ce and use it on the laptop. It's old with only 64 Megs of RAM so it's not my main machine.

I'll know in a few days if Puppy 1.08 works and post it for others to look at.
 
Old 11-02-2006, 07:32 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by marksouth2000
Ed, thanks for posting your question. I hope that an actual modems-with-Puppy expert will be along shortly to help, but in the meantime I would suggest a couple things.

First, try using Puppy 2.11 (2.6 kernel) and also try Puppy 1.09CE (2.4 kernel) and tell us if one of them works.

Second, with Puppy booted, type "lspci" in a terminal and give us the output, especially anything that seems related to the modem. The more info you supply the easier it is to provide useful help.

Third, a lot of the Rockwell chips are softmodems and so they only function in Linux if there is a specific driver available. If Puppy doesn't have the driver, and you cn identify where to get the Linux driver, Barry will generally accede to requests to insert that driver in the next Puppy version.

BTW: the Linux kernel does not know what IRQs are set on your modem by Win ME (*shudder*). It should read what IRQs are set in the BIOS at boot time, though.

Cheers,
Mark
NOTE: Make sure that your BIOS settings are set to non-plug and play OS. That way the IRQs will be set by the BIOS.

I hope this helps.
 
  


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