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Old 09-04-2004, 10:35 AM   #1
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Intel 537 modem problem

Hey ppl.

Im having trouble with my modem on FC2. I donīt really know who is the manufacturer, and on windoze, when i look under the modem drivers, it tells me that it is a

Intel(R) 537 Data Fax Voice V.92 Modem

I have downloaded many files and intel 537 drivers and none seem to work. I got it up and working when i was in RH9, but now in FC2 i havent been able to do anything.

When i was in red hat, the 537 EP didn't work., nor the 537 EA. It worked when i found a plane old 537 driver. I need help on this cuz i hate cruisin the web on windoze.
Old 09-04-2004, 10:49 AM   #2
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Have a look at the scanmodem tool and further information at Linmodems:

>> I have downloaded many files and intel 537 drivers and none seem to work.<<

Any particular errors or sticking points?

Last edited by Skyline; 09-04-2004 at 11:00 AM.
Old 09-04-2004, 11:05 AM   #3
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i have done that already.
should i post a file made from the scan file on here??

umm i recall getting a not found in /proc/devices/Intel537

or something like that

this is the modemdata file that is a result of running scanmodem

 The most recent update of scanModem accessed at
 should ALWAYS be used!!  Current  UPDATE=2004_Aug_24
 URLs to cogent advice are regularly entered and updated, and your problem may be solved therein.
 If further help is needed, send a description of your problem to:
 with this ModemData.txt Attached, using the following in the email Subject Line:
      scanModem, redhat kernel 2.6.5-1.358
 Always send this ENTIRE Modem/ModemData.txt. It includes subtle diagnostic ouputs needed to best guide you.
 If your PC is a laptop, please provide Make and Modem information.

 For instructions to UNSUBSCRIBE from,
   send an email to:

 --------------  System information ------------------------
 redhat Fedora Core release 2 (Tettnang)
 on System with processor: i686
 supported by kernel:      2.6.5-1.358

 The kernel-2.6.5-1.358 was compiled with CONFIG_REGPARM, providing more compact and faster code.

 assembled with compiler:  3.3.3
 with current System compiler GCC=3.3.3
 Modem symbolic link is:  /dev/modem -> /dev/537
 COMM services are not active

 Under 2.6.n kernels, there is currently modem support by:
 	the more expensive Controller chipset modems using the open source serial code
 	Conexant software downloaded through
 	SmartLink slmodem drivers, including USB hardware
	USB modems using the Open Source acm.ko driver
	Lucent DSP (digital signal processing) chipsets but NOT:
	soft modems ( though some are supported by slmodem drivers)
        Intel 536EP and 537 modems
 For all other modems, support projections are not available as of this update=2004_Aug_24

 PPP support module  bsd_comp.ko  not found!
 Resident PPP support modules are properly uncompressed .

  ======= Fedora code changes =======
 SmartLink slmodem-2.9.n, Lucent/Agere DSP,  Intel 536ep and 537 drivers are already Fedora competent.  For usage of winmodems with the kernel-2.4.nn Fedora releases   a change in the serial-like driver code of WinModems  is necessary.
 See for guidance:
 Basically , the line:
     if ((tty->count == 1) && (state->count != 1)) {
  should be changed into:
     if (atomic_read(&tty->count) == 1 && state->count != 1) {
  This works in the ltmodem code too. See
  An error about "rs_close" during compiling is a signature that the fedora fix is needed

  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
  redhat is not yet providing pre-compiled drivers for WinModems

 An AC97 modem codec was not detected

Path to lspci is: /sbin/lspci
--------- lspci scan ----------------
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8377 [KT400/KT600 AGP] Host Bridge (rev 80)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI Bridge
00:07.0 Communication controller: Individual Computers - Jens Schoenfeld Intel 537
00:0f.0 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 86)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 ISA bridge [K8T800 South]
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 60)
00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 78)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R350 [Radeon 9800]
01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R350 [Radeon 9800] (Secondary)
PCIBUS= 00:07.0

Modem candidates are at PCI_buses:   00:07.0
Providing detail for device at PCI_bus 00:07.0
  with vendor-ID:device-ID
Class 0780: e159:0001   Communication controller: Individual Computers - Jens Schoenfeld Intel 537
  SubSystem 8086:0003   Intel Corp.: Unknown device 0003
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 10
	I/O ports at ec00
	Memory at dfffb000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]

 Internal_test:   ./scanModem test e159:0001 8086:0003 redhat 2.6.5-1.358 3.3.3 

	Use Intel-537-
 === Checking e159 through chipset providers and modem assemblers ====

 Vendor e159 is Tiger Jet (TJ).
  e159:0001  translates PCI commands to the serial link used by
     the silabs DAA from the si3034, si3044 and si3056 family.
  e159:0001  8086:0003  TJ320 v2.0 , with subsystem 8086:0003 Intel537 soft modem
     supported by:  Intel-537-
  e159:0001  0359:0003  TJ320 v3.1

  ======= PCI_ID checking completed ====== 
A PCMCIA CardBus is not detected on this System.
The following information blocks just query some ppp support items.
   grep ppp /etc/modprobe.conf

Be sure to read the section about ppp related modules and aliases in Modem/General.txt
DEVPPP=crw------- 1 root root 108, 0 Feb 23 2004 /dev/ppp

  The current modem symbolic link is: /dev/modem -> /dev/537
  The ports /dev/ttyS0 or 1,2,3 are for standard Controller chip modems

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

 ---- dmesg queries -------
PCI: if you experience problems, try using option 'pci=noacpi' or even 'acpi=off'
apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x03 (Driver version 1.16ac)
apm: overridden by ACPI.
audit: initializing netlink socket (disabled)
sound disabled

 The ModemDriverCompiling.txt  is a MUST READ,
 if you are not experienced in configuring kernel-source/
 or get "unresolved symbols" upon driver insertion.

  Most recent WinModem fixes are in:
i have tried this out
Use Intel-537-
but with no luck

I am currently downloading an rpm update of the kernel from fc2 update. I'll post if i get somewhere with that

Last edited by cuchumino; 09-04-2004 at 11:59 AM.
Old 09-04-2004, 12:26 PM   #4
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I have install the drivers for the intel-537 recommended in the modemdata fil, with no luck.

I have also recently installed a kernel update for fc2 kernel 2.6.8-1.521

I have had no go...

>>Any particular errors or sticking points?<<

umm i think i can read something bout
537_boot failing
on the start up secuence, its just that its at the end and i cant really read what else it says. It says something bout

Last edited by cuchumino; 09-04-2004 at 02:15 PM.
Old 09-26-2004, 11:13 AM   #5
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Hi, you should use the Smart Link driver

It worked for me, somehow, but it's now very slow. 0.1 Kbytes/sec Ahhh Linux.
Old 09-26-2004, 11:15 AM   #6
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use the old kernel and modules from the old linux, if you still have it. just an option.
Old 09-27-2004, 06:36 PM   #7
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Wink hey

goto the intel site download the fedora core 2 driver and then install the fedora core 2 kernel source form the 3rd cd

GOOD LUCK because, i couldn't install the kernel source but if u can u wont need to surf on windows


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