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Old 05-25-2004, 08:24 PM   #1
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Intel 536EP modem and vgetty under RedHat 9

Hello everyone!

I recently got a new computer with an AMD Athlon 2460, 256MB DRAM, on-board LAN, video. The new computer will be the first time I'll use no Windows! That PC is to replace my old P1 computer with 96MB RAM, which I was just using more or less as a secondary computer.

Both has the same distro: Red Hat 9. The kernel version is 2.4.20-8. Actually, I've just taken the 40GB HDD from the old PC and placed it in the new one.

I was using the old PC for many things, including an answering machine. I had a US Robotics ISA modem in the old computer. Since the new computer obviously has no ISA ports, I'm stuck with an Intel 536EP PCI modem.

Right now, I'm still trying to set it up to use vgetty for the answering machine. I'm now able to dial out with it using KPPP, but I had to `mv /dev/ttyS1` and `ln -s /dev/536ep /dev/ttyS1 ` before I could use KPPP with it.

But, right now, vgetty is still not working. I'm also trying with vm, and it either does nothing or says "could not open voice modem". I did installed the RedHat driver for the modem provided on Intel's site.

I may buy a new US Robotics controller-based modem, but I'm relunctant to do so now, since I don't want to spend too much money (especially on something basic such has a modem!), certainly not if there's a way to make my cheap Intel modem work with vgetty.

lspci outputs the following:

00:00.0 Host bridge: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 01e0 (rev a2)
00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 01eb (rev a2)
00:00.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 01ee (rev a2)
00:00.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 01ed (rev a2)
00:00.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 01ec (rev a2)
00:00.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 01ef (rev a2)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 ISA Bridge (rev a4)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation nForce2 SMBus (MCP) (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller (rev a4)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller (rev a4)
00:02.2 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller (rev a4)
00:04.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Ethernet Controller (rev a1)
00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 AC97 Audio Controler (MCP) (rev a1)
00:08.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 006c (rev a3)
00:09.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation nForce2 IDE (rev a2)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation nForce2 AGP (rev a2)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV18 [GeForce4 MX - nForce GPU] (rev a3)
02:08.0 Communication controller: Intel Corp. 536EP Data Fax Modem


Last edited by remi; 05-25-2004 at 08:32 PM.


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