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Old 04-20-2005, 10:33 AM   #1
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how to install internal modem

Hi, came across this in another forum, can someone explain what to do with it as its my exact problem. Adrian

I promise that I have tried this under Redhat9, Mandrake and SuSE 9.1, but only SuSE 9.2 worked!

I have an Intel 536ep based PCI internal 56k Modem. I always feared this thing like the plague because of the hours I spent breaking Linux distro's with it's drivers, but I finally got it working in SuSE 9.2 Pro.

I was amazed that SuSE detected it AND installed a package from Intel that was supposed to be its drivers, setting it up as /dev/536ep0. This did not work, however. Dialling with KInternet would not work, it simply would not dial. Here is how I did it:

1. I removed the modules and things that YaST had installed, removing /dev/modem with them.
2. I downloaded intels drivers, and installed them following the included instructions in the Intel readme. To do this, I required GCC, MAKE and the kernel source to be installed from YaST.
3. I grepped and ln'ed a bit in the dev folder to determine that the device had, indeed been created as /dev/536ep. There was another link from /dev/modem.
4. I opened YaST and opened the network devices -> modems tab.
5. I tried to configure the detected 536ep device, but it threatened to reinstall the Intel-536EP module that I knew did not work, so I canceled it and added the device as 'other', specifying /dev/536ep as the device.
6. I completed the YaST setup for the device and the ISP, and clicked the KInternet button to invoke the dialler.
7. I almost died! It dialled and connected!

Wow, it works.
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Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

Please continue here obstinatesod -- please do not post the same question 3X. Thanks -- J.W.

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