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Old 06-07-2003, 02:06 AM   #1
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INFO - Lucent AMR winmodem

This is not a question that requires a reply - its help for others.

pablob wrote in the thread - Lucent Modem+Driver+Red Hat 8.0

"I own an Acer laptop with a Lucent AMR winmodem, and never
got it working. If yours is also AMR, then forget about it."

----------------- end quote ---------------

This is not true you can get a Lucent AMR winmodem to work !

(1) First you must determin what sort of Winmodem you have ?
There are quite a few diferent types, so check out this page:-

Get "the scanModem utility" and use it to find out what sort
of modem you have ? (you will have to use the command line to
manually un gzip (un gz) an then as ROOT run the file) Armed
with the information that scanModem shows you go on with (2)

(2) Go to the Linmodem support RESOURCES page:-

Look for the Section " Modems based on SmartLink chips "
HINT: get driver from this hotlink in the above section
"a local copy of the available drivers"

Now with a bit of luck you will be able to find exacly the same
type of internal or onboard modem that "scanModem" reported that
you have listed on this page. Its more than likely it will come
as a xxxxx.tar.gz or file so as ROOT you will have
to unpack and compile it your self. There is usally a README or
INSTALL file in the archive that will tell you how to do it ?

I have a Linux un-suported Aopen Laptop (made in Taiwan it uses
many Acer Laptop parts) with a AC'97 AMR softmodem onboard,
and managed to get it working from the links on the Resources page.
NOTE:- It has been reported to work with IBM's, Toshiba's and
many more. So I hope that peolpe will have better luck now ?
Especially as I have showed you where exactly to look ?
PLEASE NOTE:- All the links above can be found from the site, if you know what you are looking for !
BTW:- I got in working in both Mandrake 9.0 & 9.1 BUT it will
work under any distro. IMPORTANT :- the only requirement is
that your distribution is using a Linux kernel-2.4.x series

Last edited by johncoom; 06-07-2003 at 02:13 AM.


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