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Old 01-20-2004, 01:25 PM   #1
tuckerg76
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Unhappy dialup modem not recognized


I am using a generic soft 56k dialup modem on my pc and am trying to set up internet access thru linux. However when i went to the setup wizard, it did not recognize my modem. The modem works without problem in windows, but i am trying to get away from that sys. Please help. (Going dsl or cable is not an option for me right now)
 
Old 01-20-2004, 01:30 PM   #2
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You could have searched the forums first and noticed the 5 billion questions like this. Its a win-modem. It may, or most likely will not ever work with linux. You need a real, actually chipset based modem which doesnt rely on the computer to do all its work.
 
Old 01-20-2004, 01:46 PM   #3
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I did search some of the other entries, i didn't find anything particular to what i described. And please, I've had linux on my pc for less than two weeks, i'm still learning over here. I don't even know the difference between the modems you speak of, but will look it up. Do me a favor, if you wanna take a dump on someone send your posts elsewhere.
 
Old 01-21-2004, 10:18 PM   #4
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OK, I've got a similar problem, except my modem IS a Linux modem. When trying to install my modem, the set-up told me to locate the file where my modversions.h file is. In the makefile, I changed the path to the correct path, but now when I install, it gives me these errors:
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Modules should never use kernel-headers system headers but rather from an appropriate kerne;-source package.

Change -I/usr/src/linux/include (or similar) to -I/lib/modules/$(uname -r)/build/include to build against currently running kernel.
but this doesn't make sense since the path to modversions.h is in /usr/include where I specified it at. Please help! If anyone is familiar with the product, it is Smart Link Soft Modem by Smart Link Ltd. I tried asking support at smlink.com, but to no avail, for no reply. Thanks in advance.

PS. If anyone needs the file, I could send it via email. Thanks again
 
Old 01-21-2004, 10:21 PM   #5
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oh and tuckerg76, in order to have your modem work with Linux, it has to be linux compatible, it probably isn't. Plus it wouldn't be automatically recognized by Linux anyway. Try checking Office Depot, I found one there for $30, but instead I bought mine off ebay for $20.
 
Old 01-22-2004, 10:35 AM   #6
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I think you are right. Right now i am investigating to see if the manufacturers have anything out that would make it ok. In the meantime i wish i could say i had some help for your problem. You can try a site called

www.linmodems.org

I've seen that floating around some other threads, they might have some more details. That's where i am currently checking out this problem. I'll keep looking to see if i can find something to get my soft modem going on linux for a couple more weeks, if there's no luck I'll buy a good hardware modem. Any recomendations anybody?
 
Old 01-22-2004, 11:19 AM   #7
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Your best bet would be an external modem. As long as it is serial and not USB most should be linux compatible. I just picked one up (Cendyne I think was the brand) locally for $35. I hooked it up, just had to select the proper port in kppp and it worked right away. One can be had for even cheaper on ebay. Also take a look at www.compgeeks.com for $18 here: http://www.compgeeks.com/details.asp...d=5RJTAI-35500 but they may be just about sold out.

Good luck,
Eric
 
  


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