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Old 01-28-2003, 08:12 PM   #1
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Arrow SM56 Motorolla modem drivers...

I am searching for the motorolla sm56 modem drivers for redhat linux v8.0 or the source code of them so I can compile them with a version of gcc later than 3. Motorolla has drivers but they are not compatible with linux 7.3 later

If anybody has come accross the driver please post!

Thank you very much in advance!
Old 01-29-2003, 01:42 PM   #2
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The first and simplest place to check for drivers is, which you've probably already done. No one really hacks out drivers for winmodems on their own, its just something everyone ignores, hoping dial-up will one day go away. I have had success in the past just mailing the driver maintainer's at the manufacturer directly.... also, you can just take the kernel and modules from RH7.3 and install them, its just another 2.4.18, albeit compiled on gcc 2.96.x as opposed to 3.1?.2?, its just going to be less optimized, a fractional overall performance hit.


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try for latest drivers
Old 04-14-2004, 05:11 PM   #4
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so it's possible to make a motorolla modem work on linux even if the manufacutrer didn't make a driver for it?

i'm a newbie
Old 04-14-2004, 05:29 PM   #5
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by the way...i got this idea, but dont know if it works

i got 2 boxes: one windows and the other linux. so i connect to the internet by dialup on my windows box and because i have the 2 boxes connected with 2 network cards i share my connection...

would this work?
i just wanna try the web on linux :S


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