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Old 06-22-2004, 04:57 PM   #1
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Unhappy Problems installing BCM Modem Drivers on Fedora Core 1

Hi everyone,

I'm sort of a n00b to linux, but I've solved all of my hardware problems except with one. I have a Dell 4550, with the "Broadcom BCM V.90 Modem", which is supposedly a softmodem. I've read the tutorials here (at least most of them, i think), with to no avail. I've donwloaded several versions of the drivers, all for different versions (including the Dell ones). I compiled the drivers to my version using differnt sets of instructions as exactly as I could, and each time I got a plethora of errors. I noticed that some of the errors were because it was looknig in different folders (obviously directory structures that were in older versions).

Anyway, here's the modem readout from lspci.......

02:01.0 Modem: Broadcom Corporation BCM4212 v.90 56k modem (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Generic])
Subsystem: Dell Computer Corporation: Unknown Device 0001
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort+ <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR
Latency: 64
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
Region 0: Memory at fe1ff000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Region 1: I/O ports at ecf0 [size=16]
Capabilites: [40] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=55mA PME (D0+,D1+,D2+,D3hot+,D3cold+)
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=2 PME-

Hope that's any help....i know its probably just some stupid error that I'm making, but thx to all who help :-)

- Kurt Kohle
- Kind of a n00b @ linux ;-)
Old 06-22-2004, 05:21 PM   #2
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Softmodem support can be enabled using this driver... but dont go for an RPM, try a Tarball and make sure u compile it according to your current kernel.

The after that read the documentation on their website...

If all else fails, you shouldnt even be using a softmodem in the first place, as this is not actually a modem rather a chipset recognized as a modem by Windows.

Good luck and if anyone can help us out farther, please do, I havent much experience with softmodems, but thats how i got one working on a Dell Inspiron 1100 once.

Good Luck
Old 04-05-2006, 07:34 PM   #3
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I have the exact same problem... except mines a V.92 modem on a Dell Inspiron 1100 with Fedora Core 3
Old 04-14-2006, 06:16 PM   #4
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this isn't helping very much...


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