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Old 05-16-2007, 10:01 AM   #1
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looking for modem driver for linux

I cannot find a linux driver for my Trendnet tfm-pciv92a modem. The card works great in any version of windows I have tried. No version of Linux (suse 9.1, knoppix, ubuntu 7.04, kbuntu 7.04, zenwalk 4.01) that I have tried even sees this modem. I am a newbie at linux and am determined to get off the microsoft teet. In my location, dialup is the only way to get connected.

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Modems? Thats something I haven't seen for a while

If things haven't changed, which I doubt, I don't think you need a driver for modems.
You should be able to talk to it through the serial ports e.g. COM1 is /dev/ttyS0

To e.g. connect to an internet ISP you can then use PPPd (the Point to Point Protocol deamon) and a chat script.
If you search the net or ask your ISP you might be able to find a script to use. Your modem manual should have some initialization strings to use ("ATZ" might be enough for most cases).
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Have you been searching for Trendnet? Internal modem drivers are listed by the chipset, as that is what has to be controlled. The Trendnet website says you have an Agere chipset, though not which one, so search at for
agere modem dirver
and you will find some answers, though I can't guarantee a solution.

If you can't get a driver for your particular beast, you'll need to get a proper hardware modem that runs off the serial port: not the usb port, for they're software driven too.


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