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Old 07-21-2018, 11:57 AM   #1
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Question How to config Built-in Modem on Bodhi 4.5.0 on Dell Inspiron 1150


Hello ,
I just try to make the builtin modem works so that I can send
fax from this old laptop.
1) Laptop
Dell Inspiron 1150
2)
Bodhi 4.5.0

3) I run the following command successfully.
sudo apt-get install --reinstall firmware-b43-installer
4) I try to run the following comand, but can't find the command hcfpciconfig on the system


hcfpciconfig --license 2b13cad4adaffaad8d6fe1613d519636
hcfpciconfig: command not found


4)lspci output as follows, looks like the modem is detected.
I can see
"00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M)
AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 01)"

The complete output is as follows:
==
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV
Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
00:00.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV
Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
00:00.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV
Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM
Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated
Graphics Device (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM
(ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM
(ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM
(ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M)
USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 81)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface
Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE
Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM
(ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M)
AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 01)
02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401 100Base-T (rev 01)
02:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g
Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)
02:04.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1510 PC card Cardbus Controller
======

4)
apt-get install --reinstall firmware-b43-installer
16 sudo apt-get install --reinstall firmware-b43-installer
17 exit
18 cd /dev
19 ls
20 hcfpciconfig --license 2b13cad4adaffaad8d6fe1613d519636
21 find / hcfpccinfig 2>/dev/null
22 whic hcfpciconfig
23 which hcfpciconfig
24 who hcfpciconfig
25 cd /
26 find -name hcfpciconfig 2>/dev/null
27 modeproble /dev/ttySCHF
28 modprobe /dev/ttySCHF
29 lsmod
30 lsmod |more
31 modproble /dev/ttySHCF
32 find -name modprobe 2>dev/null
33 ./sbin/modprobe /dev/ttySHCF
34 lspci

Thanks
 
Old 07-21-2018, 08:44 PM   #2
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?
https://wiki.debian.org/bcm43xx
 
Old 07-22-2018, 06:32 AM   #3
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The issue is built in modem, not wireless.
 
Old 07-22-2018, 06:39 AM   #4
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The issue is built in modem, it is aimed to send fax from this laptop online. Now I need to use a fax machine to send fax.need to print the fax contents ,then use the fax machine.thanks for help.
 
Old 07-22-2018, 10:47 AM   #5
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b43 firmware is required by Broadcom wireless adapters and has nothing to do with the MODEM.

hcfpciconfig is included in the hcfpcimodem package and all the information can be found here:
http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/modemident.php

I didn't find much information about this particular MODEM working under linux. It looks like this MODEM is compatible with the HSF driver but since is is longer supported I don't if it will work with anything greater then 2.6 kernel.

Last edited by michaelk; 07-23-2018 at 08:26 AM.
 
Old 07-23-2018, 03:11 AM   #6
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Please provide the result of:
Code:
lspci -nnk | grep -i -A3 modem:
Knowing the pci-id will make google searching easier.
 
Old 07-23-2018, 04:53 AM   #7
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Like Michael has already mentioned, the support for these legacy software modems stopped a long time ago (I last used such devices around ~2004), so the Linuxant drivers will NOT work for kernels beyond version 2.6 AFAIU.

Your best bet is to purchase a proper serial (USB-connected) hardware modem instead (eg USR5637).
 
Old 07-23-2018, 05:00 AM   #8
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puppy linux use to have good modem support. http://puppylinux.org/wikka/WhatpuppyLinuxisbestforyou
 
Old 07-23-2018, 05:54 AM   #9
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No, the support for "softmodems" required Linuxant (or other third-party drivers) to work back in the day. That support has long since disappeared. Any distro will be able to cope with a hardware modem though, and that is the only realistic option here.
 
Old 07-23-2018, 06:27 AM   #10
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Hi Charles,

Please see below:

martin@martin-Inspiron-1150:~$ lspci -nnk |grep -i modem
00:1f.6 Modem [0703]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller [8086:24c6] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Broadcom Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller [14e4:4d64]

Thanks
 
Old 07-23-2018, 08:30 AM   #11
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The PCI ID is 8086:24C6 which is support by the HSF driver.

http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/hsf/oem/index.php
 
Old 07-24-2018, 02:22 PM   #12
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Hi Michaelk,
I have installed the HSF driver use the installation program (cnxtinstall.run). Looks good.
1) But I saw the output show "The password requested by the installer is: 947bc0f9a47b92aee10f19e9ef578737",
I don't know how to use it.
2)
Now I want to verify if the modem really work, I tryt to download the AT package to run this modem.
but can't find where I can download this AT package.

Here is the output:
martin@martin-Inspiron-1150:~/Downloads$ sh cnxtinstall.run
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Linux drivers for Conexant modem chipsets Installer version 1.0.3

If the graphical installer fails to start, you could try the terminal
version that you can start with the following command:

---
sh cnxtinstall.run -- --tty
---

Alternatively, you could manually download and install the packages from the
following pages:

HSF: http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/hsf/full/downloads.php
HCF: http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/hcf/full/downloads.php
DGC: http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/dgc/downloads.php
RIPTIDE: http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/riptide/downloads.php
ALSA driver: http://www.linuxant.com/alsa-driver

Trying to launch a web browser, please wait...

The password requested by the installer is: 947bc0f9a47b92aee10f19e9ef578737
Thanks for help.
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Old 07-24-2018, 03:17 PM   #13
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I don't know how to use the password either.
If the driver loaded correctly you should now see /dev/ttySHSF0

To test the MODEM you should be able to use minicom to dial out.
 
  


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