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Old 07-06-2004, 02:34 PM   #1
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Faxmodem PCI56AVP (Ambient)


Last summer I bought a modem, it's a faxmodem PCI56AVP (Ambient) 56K from E-Tech. Here you can see it. Last summer I was using Windows, then the hole year I was connected to an LAN from school, but now I have to use it for 3 or 4 months till school starts again. It works perfect under Windows, but I don't want to use Windows.
They say it's an hardware-modem. I found it in a list that it is a Linmodem [is that a Winmodem that works under Linux too?].

On the page, thats the manufacturers homepage, I can find drivers only for kernel 2.4, but I have kernel 2.6.5 that came with my Fedora Core 2 installation. I can't install this damn modem. On some other pages I found with google they say to download an RPM from 'cause this modem is based on an intel chipset, but it won't work.
On I found 2 RPMs that I can download for free but they are for kernel 2.4 too and would configure my modem only to 14 Kb/s. The 56Kb/s configuration cost some dollars, so I won't try it out.

I tried to install the modem by changing the config from /dev/modem to /dev/ttyS2 and /dev/ttyS3 because it's on COM3 [windows]. I didn't knew exactly with one is COM3 so I tried all out It still won't work.

Linux can see the modem attached to a PCI slot because:
00:0a.0 Communication controller: Intel Corp. 536EP Data Fax Modem
PCI devices found:
 Bus  0, device  10, function  0:
   Class 0780: PCI device 8086:1040 (rev 0).
     IRQ 11.
     Master Capable.  Latency=32.
     Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xea000000 [0xea3fffff].
and scanModem from sais this
Providing detail for device at PCI_bus 00:0a.0
 with vendor-ID:device-ID
Class 0780: 8086:1040   Communication controller: Intel Corp. 536EP Data Fax Modem
 SubSystem 8086:1000   Intel Corp.: Unknown device 1000
       Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 11
       Memory at ea000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)
       Capabilities: [e0] Power Management version 2
Can someone give me any step-by-step help to install this modem? Or are there some drivers for my kernel? Any help is apreciated.
Thank you!

Old 08-19-2004, 09:33 PM   #2
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I got it!

The driver for the 2.6 kernel is out and works.



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