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Old 10-01-2003, 12:33 AM   #1
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Another Newbie who can't get his modem to work. Please Help

Hi guys,

I am new to linux and as my post states, I cannot get my modem to work with Red Hat 9. Here is what is going on:

In the hardware browser I can see my modem listed. It lists it as a CM8738 modem made by C-Media Electronics inc. It says that the driver is "cmpci"

I have gone to the internet configuration wizard and have attempted to make a new modem connection. When I do this, I get a screen that has internet providers for a bunch of countries (none are US) and then fields for standard dial-up information (username, password, etc). I fill out this information and complet the wizard. After this I see a screen with my network connetcions listed, but they are all listed as inactive. I select the modem connection I have just created and it says "activating network device ppp1, please wait..." and just hangs on that.

I also downloaded a linux driver from the website that had the windows drivers for my modem listed. I unzipped it and it had the following things:

Folder: Lib
its contents are:


Folder: Src
Its contents are another folder labeled module
that folders contents are


the ptmodule.c has a comment at the top that says
"For the definition of __Module_Kernal_Version[] so that the modem driver can be compatible with various linux Kernal versions.

The file is to be linked with the rest of the libraries in the distribution package."

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Old 10-01-2003, 01:38 AM   #2
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CM8378 is a sound card not a modem

(as far as i know, Cmedia don't make modems)
Old 10-01-2003, 04:20 AM   #3
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su in a terminal and try cat /proc/pci or lspci -vv.this should give you the info about your modem.

Old 10-01-2003, 01:16 PM   #4
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Ok, I tried those commands:

From cat /proc/pci I got:

Bus 0, device 15, function 0
Communication Controller C-Media Electronics inc CM8738 (rev 16)
I/O at 0xda00 [0xda3f]

lspci -vv gave me a command not found

Where do I go from here?



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