Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?


  Search this Thread
Old 12-25-2007, 09:14 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2007
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
Modem not detected

i got fedora 7 installed and my modem is not detected..
i went to and downloaded the required scanmodem files to test my modem..
i sent mail to dem but it was undelivered.
i think its a softmodem.which modem driver should i need to install for the modem to work..
Old 12-25-2007, 10:19 AM   #2
Registered: Dec 2006
Location: NOIDA, India
Distribution: Debian, SUSE, Fedora
Posts: 334
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 31
Dear Baskar:

Did you install the wvdial utility? I think Fedora 7 installs it by default. Once you have that, just give the command <wvdialconf create> and post the output, or even better, using the details of the output, use kppp and setup the modem and your phone connection etc. Just click connect. BTW, kppp is also installed by default on Fedora 7. You do not need to install any drivers here; it is just a simple configuration!
Old 12-25-2007, 11:55 AM   #3
LQ Guru
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Seymour, Indiana
Distribution: Distribution: RHEL 5 with Pieces of this and that. Kernel, KDE 3.5.8 and KDE 4.0 beta, Plu
Posts: 5,700

Rep: Reputation: 64
Is it a PCI card modem?
If so post output of ' /sbin/lspci -v '.
Now what did scanmodem output say?

Old 12-25-2007, 01:01 PM   #4
Junior Hacker
Senior Member
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: North America
Distribution: Debian testing Mandriva Ubuntu
Posts: 2,687

Rep: Reputation: 61
ScanModem would have produced many text files in the same directory that you were in when you ran it. The "modemdata.txt" file tells you which modem you have, if it is supported or not and gives you links to the source code needed to compile modules (drivers) for it along with a lot more information.
If you have problems reading it, post it here for further assistance.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Modem Not detected sudipnandy2008 Linux - Hardware 1 05-09-2004 12:14 AM
Modem Cannot Be Detected wittyguysuku Linux - Hardware 0 07-04-2003 12:46 PM
Modem not detected. Now what? correro Linux - General 4 03-20-2003 09:22 PM
modem not detected rajuyogesh Linux - Hardware 1 01-24-2003 03:53 AM
Modem not detected martinpanda Linux - Networking 1 02-21-2002 05:05 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:49 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration