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Old 01-12-2004, 03:05 PM   #1
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Unhappy Am I having modem problems or PCI problems??


I'm brand new to Linux (just installed Red Hat 9 yesterday, alongside XP Pro) and eager to get my hands dirty. The transition from Windows has been peaceful so far, except for issues with my modem.

My modem is a U.S. Robotics 56k Voice Win 1806. After contacting U.S. Robotics, I found out that it is a generic OEM not manufactured by USR. Anyway, when I run the Internet Config Wizard, it can't see my modem. I ran wvdialconf and every port that it tests says "Device or Resource busy". I realize (from reading other posts) that I may just have a Winmodem and need to get an external serial to do the job.

However, my modem and my sound card (Creative Audio PCI ES 1371) are both PCI and Red Hat can't see either of them. When I run lspci from a terminal, I get "command not found". Am I having hardware compatibility problems, or is this a PCI problem?????????????

If anyone out there wouldn't mind enlightening a newbie, I'd be grateful. Feel free to reply and speak to me as if I were a complete idiot, because like I said, I'm new at this.

Thanks,

Chris
 
Old 01-12-2004, 03:22 PM   #2
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Are you running lspci or scanpci as root?
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Old 01-12-2004, 03:25 PM   #3
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In any case, cheeck http://linux.maruhn.com/sec/pciutils.html to get these utilities. On my (debian) box they are in /sbin - you might want to try /sbin/lspci -vvv on your machine (or /bin/lspci -vvv or /usr/sbin or...), depending on what is in your path. When it comes to the sound card, RedHat installer usually picks them up, however, (I am not an expert on sound cards and don't care for them too much), a kernel recompile or a modprobe <the-right-module> might do the trick...

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Old 01-12-2004, 03:38 PM   #4
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Here is the output from /sbin/lspci:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440/BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:07.2 USB controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
00:0e.0 Multimedia Audio Controller: Ensoniq ES1371 [AudioPCI-97] (rev 06)
00:0f.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado] (rev 6c)
00:10.0 Communication controller: US Robotics/3Com Winmodem
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV4 [RIVA TNT] (rev 04)

I'm not sure what kernel I have.... 2.4.??.??

Thanks,

Chris
 
Old 01-12-2004, 03:55 PM   #5
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for anything winmodem check out:
http://www.linmodems.org
for the Ensoniq google : 'Ensoniq es1371 linux'
 
  


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