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Old 02-28-2002, 06:36 AM   #1
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ESS Modem help? (new to dialup)

Hello, i recently "obtained" an ESS Modem. I have heard that this is a winmodem, and would not work with linux. Although, I have also heard that it is possible that this modem will work.

lspci shows the following:
00:09.0 Communication controller: ESS Technology ES2898 Modem (rev 02)

If anyone has setup an ESS modem similar to mine, please help me.

Thanks alot,
Old 03-01-2002, 12:35 AM   #2
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it is a winmodem, but there's a driver released by ess for the chipset you have.

good news is that the modem CAN work with linux, but only with the 2.2.12-20 red hat kernel version. ESS is one of the less linux-friendly companies when it comes to modem driver support. (luckily, they're much better about it in the sound-card area)

if you already have a 2.4 kernel on your computer - it might not be worth it to change over to the 2.2 kernel. you'd probably be better off getting a better modem. if you have anymore questions, is the best online resource for winmodem questions. if they don't have the answer, it's not out there.


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