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Old 06-23-2005, 02:38 PM   #1
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Angry Drivers For Aopen Modem On Fd3

I have recently installed Linux Fedora Core 3. I tryed to set up the internet. It's not working. I called the ISP. The technicians only are trained for Mac and Windows, but one of them said that the settings were right for the internet configuration. I can only think that Linux does not see the modem, and Linux needs a driver for it. The model of the driver is FM56-PV the manufacturer is AOpen. I've looked at websites for this driver, even the company's website. None of them have a driver that supports linux. What can I do to get it working?
Old 06-25-2005, 06:19 PM   #2
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i got this info about my modem from scanmodem.gz. what is kppp dialer? i tried getting help from i am waiting for a reply.

 DO use the following line as the email Subject Line, to alert cogent experts:
      scanModem, Fedora Core release 3 (Heidelberg)
Kernel  kernel 2.6.9-1.667
 Occassionally reponses are blocked by an Internet Provider mail filters.
 So do in a day also check the Archived responses at
Code updated on:  2005_June_24
------------ --------------  System information ------------------------
 Fedora Core release 3 (Heidelberg)
 on System with processor: i686
 currently under kernel:   2.6.9-1.667

 The kernel-2.6.9-1.667 was compiled with CONFIG_REGPARM, providing more compact and faster code.

 The kernel was assembled with compiler:  3.4.2
 with current System compiler GCC=3.4.2

Checking for kernel-headers needed for compiling.
The kernel-headers have base folder: 
Please install the package WVDIAL for modem testing and dialout.

 A /dev/modem symbolic link is not set.
 USB modem not detected.

00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Sound Controller (rev a0)

Modem candidates are at PCI_buses:   00:0b.0
Providing detail for device at  00:0b.0
  with vendor-ID:device-ID
Class 0780: 14f1:10b6   Communication controller: Conexant: Unknown device 10b6 (rev 89)
  SubSystem a0a0:00c2   AOPEN Inc.: Unknown device 00c2
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 11
                  -----PCI_IDs-------                    --CompilerVer- 
    Feature List:  Primary  Subsystem Distr  KernelVer   kernel default  CPU
 ./scanModem test 14f1:10b6 a0a0:00c2 redhat 2.6.9-1.667  3.4.2 3.4.2    i686

 Information on several modem chipset providers is provided below,
 because ambiguities remain on the correct choice of supporting software.
 == Checking PCI IDs through modem chip suppliers ==
 14f1:10b6 could be either an HSF or an HCF Conexant modem

 Vendors 127a and 14f1 are Conexant, inheritor of  Rockwell modem  technology. There are also Conexant chipsets
 in some modems from vendors 158b - Allied Data Tech., 1024 - Zenith ,141a - Apache Micro and 148d Digicom Systems.
 With respect to software support there are two main types, hcfpcimodem* and hsfmodem* .
 Download drivers from
 At  , there are scripts aiding installation:
      For HSF modems.
      For HCF modems.
 There is additional Conexant information written to Modem/Conexant.txt 

  ======= PCI_ID checking completed ====== 
A PCMCIA CardBus is not detected on this System.
For information on modem port creation under the UDEV device file system see:  for Conexnant modems  for Lucent/Agere DSP modems
The following information blocks just query some ppp support items.

   grep -rs ppp /etc/modprobe.*
/etc/modprobe.conf.dist:alias tty-ldisc-3 ppp_async
/etc/modprobe.conf.dist:alias tty-ldisc-14 ppp_synctty
/etc/modprobe.conf.dist:alias ppp-compress-18 ppp_mppe
/etc/modprobe.conf.dist:install ppp-compress-21 /bin/true
/etc/modprobe.conf.dist:alias ppp-compress-24 ppp_deflate
/etc/modprobe.conf.dist:alias ppp-compress-26 ppp_deflate
 PPP support module  bsd_comp.ko  not found!
 Resident PPP support modules are properly uncompressed .
 COMM services are not active
DEVPPP=crw------- 1 root root 108, 0 Jun 25 09:45 /dev/ppp
A /dev/modem symbolic link is not present

 No devfsd.conf file found, indicated absense of the devfsd daemon package
 for device file system (devfs) symbolic link support.

 ---- dmesg queries -------
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKE] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 14 15) *0, disabled.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKF] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 14 15) *0, disabled.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNK0] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 14 15) *0, disabled.
apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x07 (Driver version 1.16ac)
apm: overridden by ACPI.
audit: initializing netlink socket (disabled)

  Beginning with Fedora 2  kernel-2.6.6-1.427, kernel-headers needed 
  for compiling drivers are provide at: /lib/modules/kernel-version/build/
  Thus upgrading above kernel 2.6.5-1.358 to 2.6.6-* is Stongly Recommended
  pppd version 2.4.2 may not be fully compatible with 2.6.8 kernel releases.
  If an initial CONNECT is achieved without PPP being subsequently established,
  drop back to a 2.4.1 version.  This has worked for PCTEL AMR modem users,
  supported by the  slmodem software.
  Check pppd version with:
    pppd --version
 For kernel-version 2.4.20-8 , a failure in automatic loading of PPP related modules 
 has been reported. It was necessary to manually load with:
  /sbin/modprobe /lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net ppp_generic 
  /sbin/modprobe /lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net ppp_deflate 
  /sbin/modprobe /lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net ppp_synctty 
  /sbin/modprobe /lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net ppp_async 
 or dialout efforts failed.
  The Internet Configuration Wizard writes a configuration file:
  containing a line default line
    Stupid Mode = yes
  Better dialup performance may be achieved by commenting out this line as:
    # Stupid Mode = yes
  Also non-USA Users may need to add to the [Modem0] block:
    Init2 = AT+GCI=hexadecimal_country_code
  but test without it first.

  redhat is not yet providing pre-compiled drivers for WinModems
Old 07-12-2005, 08:21 AM   #3
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Looks like your modem uses the HSF chipset from conexant, go to for the drivers....BUT...the drivers are restricted to i think 15kbs so thats 1.5 kb/s unless you pay for the full ones which are 56k. SHouldnt be too hard to install, there might even be a FD3 package around somewhere.

Good luck!
Old 10-14-2005, 02:05 PM   #4
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That is not open source. They are making money from Linux users.


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