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Old 08-19-2004, 03:24 PM   #1
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can't get modem to work

I have succesfully installed SUSE LINUX PERSONAL 9.0. Everything seems to be working fine so far but I can't get my modem to work. Here are the specs:

HSP56 World Micro Modem
Location: PCI Slot 2

I believe the problem is, I don't know the path to PCI slot 2, I assume it is in the dev folder?

The modem works fine under windows xp, which is what I'm using right now.
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Google sort of suggests that it's an unsupported
winmodem ... I didn't read all of the threads
there, but maybe you need to buy a real
modem, or a winmodem with linux-support.

Old 08-19-2004, 03:48 PM   #3
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to get moe info about ur modem get the scanmodem utility from
so that looking for drivers could be easy

have u tried ur vendors site for the linux drivers
Old 08-19-2004, 10:15 PM   #4
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download this:

unpack and read the readme.txt to see how to install. if /dev/536ep or /dev/modem get deleted after rebootin your pc, copy the Intel_boot file in /etc/rc.d/..

hope this helped if not..sorry!
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WinModems + Linux == EVIL

I had only intermittent luck of using winmodems in linux. While i cannot add much to what was already suggested, i will also point you out to where you can search if all else fails. I'm sorry to dissapoint you but Linux WinModem support is a bit sketchy, so don't expect too much of it. Consider investing a bit of money into broadband as more than 50% of US internet users are already running on broadband, plus you'll be able to suft faster, not to mention you'll finally be able to get updates to those outdated/unpatched packages.


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