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Old 05-19-2004, 08:07 PM   #1
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Modem issues on Mandrake 9.2


For some reason I cannot set up my modem in Mandrake 9.2. I own a BCM V.92 56k Voicemodem and my windoze tells me it is located at PCI Slot 2 (PCI bus 2, device 1, function 0)...

Does Mandrake support this type of modems? Any clue how can I set it up? I think that the default setting was ttyS0(COM1) but that one does not work - obviously...

Please help!
 
Old 05-20-2004, 12:26 AM   #2
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you probably have a winmodem...try http://www.linmodems.org

also try the commands

su -
enter password
lspci

read the output and look for your modem and that might help you figure out which drivers you need.

just to save you some time a winmodem is not a modem...it is mostly just a phone cord port lol. companies make drivers for windows only because that is all they can afford to do...SOME winmodesm can become linmodems w/ drivers that are free or cost money...hopefully yours is one of them.
 
Old 05-20-2004, 10:15 AM   #3
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Re:

Yeah, I just figured that out myself - after some frantic googling I realized I'm preaty much screwed here lol

Thanks for the info though

I will try to get this stuff working, but I'm not holding my breath. Oh well - I guess this is yet another incentive for me to finally get that DSL/cable... (as if high speed was not enough?)

Mandrake detected and configured my ethernet card withoug even breaking a sweat - so now I should probably go about getting a high speed connection to go with it
 
Old 05-20-2004, 10:50 PM   #4
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Just an obscure suggestion here....

If you want to save some money and keep your dial-up you could by an old cheap used 486 or pentium and turn it into a router (and firewall) with coyote linux and route it directly to your current PC w/ a crossover ethernet cable (or a standard one if you already have a hub going on). While this sounds like a pain all you'd really have to do is this

buy an old computer -- $25
add an old NIC if necessary -- $3
add an ISA modem if necessary -- $5
mouse and keyboard -- $10
crossover cable -- $10
and use the monitor you ahve now when configuring it.
that is a total of about 55 dollars...which is only a month and half of cable/dsl. Up to you just thought I'd suggest it.

http://www.coyotelinux.com/

Last edited by vdogvictor; 05-20-2004 at 10:52 PM.
 
Old 05-21-2004, 06:35 PM   #5
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If you want to stay with dial up buy an external serial modem. I have had no trouble at all using them. No drivers needed.
 
Old 05-21-2004, 10:53 PM   #6
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Yeah that would be a world of trouble easier, but i've never seend a serial modem for less than 80 bucks...so maybe if you can get a used one or buy a winmodem you can confirm will work w/ linux then you can save time but not money. Basically --

save time, spend more money and by a serial modem
spend time, save a lot of money and use coyote linux
save time? (maybe not save time because you have to install the modem), spend a lot of money, and get broadband.

I completely forgot to suggest the serial modem sorry about that.
 
Old 05-22-2004, 12:40 AM   #7
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i buy my external modems here. They work very well.

http://www.compgeeks.com/products.asp?cat=MDM"
 
Old 05-22-2004, 03:39 PM   #8
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You can buy a good used external modem on EBay for less than $20.00
 
Old 05-22-2004, 04:51 PM   #9
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yea be careful though... a lot of those external USB modems are still WinModems
 
Old 05-24-2004, 11:21 PM   #10
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So do all serial modems work w/ linux? and if so is it likely that ones with internet call waiting will work?
 
Old 05-25-2004, 09:07 PM   #11
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serial modems

Internet call waiting has nothing to do with the type of modem you use. These are the external serial modem brands I have used succesfully with Linux: Motorola Surfr, Boca Tidlewave, and Diamond Supra Express. Just make sure it is a 56k modem and it should work easily. I have had no success with internal modems and no failures with external serial modems.
 
Old 05-25-2004, 11:04 PM   #12
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sorry I guess I wasn't clear...I think on windows you can control the callwaiting by software, is there a linux program to software control it is what i meant.
 
  


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