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Old 12-19-2006, 11:51 AM   #1
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Softlink Modem not recognized under SuSE10.1

My softlink modem is not recognised under SuSE10.1. I've read that I must install a softlink module in the kernet but don't know how to do that. It means that I can't use a dial up machine with Linux. Any suggestions?
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You'll need to collect a bit more information..
At a root console try:
$lspci -v | less
then scroll to the part that lists your modem and
copy or writ it down...mine looks like this:
02:01.0 Communication controller: Conexant HSF 56k Data/Fax/Voice/Spkp Modem (rev 01)
Subsystem: GVC Corporation Unknown device 0219
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
Memory at ff9f0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
I/O ports at dc00 [size=8]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
This shows that I have a Conexant HSF modem on my motherboard
In order to use this I had to download a software driver from Conexant
and install the driver before the modem would work...

If you have a hardware modem on a pci card or a serial port
then setserial should be able to link to the card and get you

I hope this helps.

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PCI Modem

Thanks for the reply. This is a Conexant PCI modem, and although it came with a driver for Linux, the 10.1 kernel does not support the modem. It worked under 10.0 and RH9.
What I've been able to glean from various sources is that 10.1 dropped support for soft modems in the kernel and I have to compile the kernel with a softmodem module. Maybe I'll have more luck with 10.2 which I'm going to install in that box.


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