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Old 08-12-2003, 01:10 AM   #1
shanmuga
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Conexant Modem - Problem


This is the output of List modem query done in Win XP,

= SYSTEM INFORMATION =
=====================================================================
Date : 8/11/2003
ListMdm Ver : 1.6
Windows OS : Microsoft Windows XP
Build Number : 2600

=====================================================================
= RESULT OF MODEM QUERY =
=====================================================================
NUMBER OF MODEMS FOUND = 1

MODEM #1:
PCI CONFIGURATION INFORMATION READ:
VENDOR ID : 14F1
DEVICE ID : 1033
SUBVENDOR ID : 13E0
SUBDEVICE ID : 02C0
REVISION ID : 08

DEDUCED INFORMATION:
VENDOR NAME : CONEXANT
DEVICE NAME : HCF P85 DATA/FAX
SUBVENDOR NAME : GVC
MODEM TYPE : HCF
WINXP INBUILD SUPPORT : YES

I am facing the following problems when i try to install this modem in Mandrake 9.1

1. ScanModem does'nt work, it gives the message "lspci not found".

2. After coming to know that lspci is part of 'pciutils', I tried to install "pciutils-2.1.11-2mdk.src", the drake RPM manager returns with the message that it is already installed . I am not able to find it in the installed software files in drake.

3. Tried to install 'hcfpcimodem-0.99lnxtbeta03042700k2.4.20_9-1rh.i586" from linuxant.com, it returns with the message that it is unable to install for want of "pciutils"

How do i proceed now?
 
Old 08-12-2003, 05:16 AM   #2
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Ya even I got similar results with my conexant modem. But because I use an external modem for my ISDN connection I didnt bother configuring the internal modem.

You would be better of buying an external modem. All external modems work with linux!!!.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 08:12 AM   #3
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Re: Conexant Modem - Problem

Hi, just check the following

I am facing the following problems when i try to install this modem in Mandrake 9.1

1. ScanModem does'nt work, it gives the message "lspci not found".

++make sure you are log as root in your console

2. After coming to know that lspci is part of 'pciutils', I tried to install "pciutils-2.1.11-2mdk.src", the drake RPM manager returns with the message that it is already installed . I am not able to find it in the installed software files in drake.

++the name of the package is
++pciutils-2.1.11-2mdk
++and not src (not the source code package)

++go to desinstalled software and type pciutils to check if it's already installed
++if yes then you were not root as 1.


3. Tried to install 'hcfpcimodem-0.99lnxtbeta03042700k2.4.20_9-1rh.i586" from linuxant.com, it returns with the message that it is unable to install for want of "pciutils"

The correct mandrake rpm driver is :

hcfpcimodem-0.99lnxtbeta03042700k2.4.21_0.13mdk-1mdk.i586.rpm

and it works fine with hcf modem connextant
download it and install it and enjoy
steph
 
Old 08-12-2003, 08:22 AM   #4
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Re: Conexant Modem - Problem

Quote:
Originally posted by shanmuga
This is the output of List modem query done in Win XP,

I am facing the following problems when i try to install this modem in Mandrake 9.1

3. Tried to install 'hcfpcimodem-0.99lnxtbeta03042700k2.4.20_9-1rh.i586" from linuxant.com, it returns with the message that it is unable to install for want of "pciutils"

How do i proceed now?
Dont try to install the redhat rpm in mandrake ( and ofcourse vice versa) . Search for a mandrake rpm ( i think they are providing mandrake rpms also) . Or the best soln is to install it from the source..
 
Old 08-12-2003, 09:24 AM   #5
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If you are feeling saucy do what I do and by a router, failing that external modems work with little config issues
 
Old 08-13-2003, 09:03 AM   #6
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Thanks to all who have replied.
Now i have installed the correct 'pciutils' and 'hcfpcimodem-0.99lnxtbeta03042700k2.4.21_0.13mdk-1mdk.i586.rpm', cool stepthis.
The modem is still not recognised in hardware drake.In controlpanel networking, after selecting winmodem the message is that the system does not support this modem.
Please help!
 
Old 08-13-2003, 09:19 AM   #7
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use the command hcfpciconfig ( if i remember correctly) to configure your modem ...
 
Old 08-13-2003, 09:30 AM   #8
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Hey, I have a conexant hcf modem, and when I moved to 9.1, I just compiled from source rpm. I havent tried the new version of the driver that came out in april. But this should work with the new on as well as the old one.

I did this as root too I think, even though, I dont think you're technically supposed to compile as root.

type su from a console then

cd to the directory the src.rpm is in. then

I just typed rpm --rebuild hcf..

(you have to finish the spelling of the src.rpm)

then, install the newly created rpm, which is located in
usr/src/RPMS/i586 I think, this is where its at. Im on 2k right now.. At any rate its in the usr/src for sure.

then su on a console, and type hcfpciconfig. you must have the kernel source installed to do this.

After that no problems. I used kppp to set up my conection and away I went. I might try the new drivers later. But the old one worked fine for me.

If it won't compile just get any dependencies you have from the web and install them first. But I didnt have any myself.
 
Old 08-17-2003, 02:39 AM   #9
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okay, i have run hcfpciconfig and the message was 'your modem should be accessible as /dev/ttyshcf0'. So, i ran networking in drake control panel and selected winmodem(?), i still get the message that this modem is not recognized by the system.
 
Old 08-17-2003, 01:26 PM   #10
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After you run hcfpciconfig, there's nothing left to do except use it! I coiuldn't get the network utility in mandrake control center to work either. I usually just set up and account with kppp, and use firestarter to configure a basic firewall. Im not clear whether or not you have to always run firestarter after you initially configure it, as I haven't tested for this. I'm pretty sure ipchains starts at boot, and there's an option in firestarter to start the firewall on dial-out.

Back to the modem, when I set up kppp, i usually use dev/modem for the device. I know that hcfpciconfig says that, its accessable as something else, but /dev/modem usually works. If not use the one hcfpciconfig tells you to. I'm not sure why the mandrake utiltiy won't let you configure the firewall and connection from there perhaps someone else may know...

Hope everything works out ok.
 
Old 09-07-2003, 01:04 PM   #11
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Same Problem here. Got a Conexant PCI HCF Internal Modem which none of the Linux distros are able to recognize. Got the drivers both the source and mandrake rpm. Installed it,

But Still modem not recognized. Any luck anyone else had.

Thinking of getting an external modem
 
Old 09-07-2003, 02:55 PM   #12
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after you run the config, just open up kppp and set evertyhing up./
 
  


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