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Old 11-12-2005, 09:37 AM   #1
Hugh Jass
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Modem detection


I have installed a Linspire Certified Smartlink PCI modem but although it is recognised I can't get it to dial at all. I remember a long time ago giving up on Linux because of dialup problems and I also remember a lot of tech advice involving IRQ's and first memory address or something.

Anyway the Linspire Forum is telling me to get wvdial software and forget kpp but surely this is do-able since a lot of people have this modem working 'out of the box'!

If anyone can give me technical advice or point me toward a 'How to' article I'd be grateful.
 
Old 11-13-2005, 06:57 AM   #2
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This may help

http://www.linmodems.org/
 
Old 11-13-2005, 10:16 AM   #3
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I have the Linux driver for this modem now on floppy, called <slmodem-2.9.9.tar.gz> but don't really understand how to install it. Any help please.

Sandy
 
Old 11-13-2005, 10:48 AM   #4
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To install the driver, extract the file you have onto hard disc and read the readme. If you follow the instructions you will probably need to run configure, make and make install.

To extract the driver, copy the file to a directory on your hard disc, say /home/modem and the rifght click on it in File Manager and "Extract here", The files will be extractrd into a directory below the one you're in.

Then read the modem howto, here:

http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/doc...dem-HOWTO.html

Warning, it ain't easy or intuitive but you'll probably get there in the end. Anyway, it's raining outside and there's nothing decent on TV
 
Old 12-08-2005, 07:27 AM   #5
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I am afraid I can't get anywhere with installation of the .tar.gz driver mentioned.

I now have a .deb driver which I am told will work : hsfmodem_6.03-2_i356.deb and also that the installation is easier.

Can anyone help?

Sandy
 
Old 12-08-2005, 12:29 PM   #6
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compiling from source is a pain, specialy in Linspire since they don't include the needed tools in their base installation.

to install the DEB-package use the following command in the console :

"dpkg -i hsfmodem_6.03-2_i356.deb"

make sure you do this in the directory where you downloaded hsfmodem_6.03-2_i356.deb
 
  


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