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Old 07-24-2005, 10:12 PM   #1
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Unhappy modules....

i was curious if someone could give me a quick rundown on modules and more specifically: installing them

i recently picked up a motorola pci (yes, dial-up ) modem with linux drivers (.rpm) and have installed the rpm packet, but i am not to sure what to do from there.
lspci shows the modem in the right slot but shows "unkown device" (sorry i forgot to print the terminal screen)
the module is called sm56

if anybody can guide me through the rest of the process i would greatly appreciate it

btw, i am running Mandrake 10.1 on KDE w/ kernel (not sure how much that helps)
Old 07-25-2005, 12:45 AM   #2
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Have you tried 'modprobe sm56'?
Old 07-25-2005, 12:52 AM   #3
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well fellow i think ur driver(.rpm) u installed didnt worked out fine. its only a guess. well if ur using a KDE enviornment then there is a utility named kppp or knpp, i dont exactly remember the name. u will find it out internet sub menu of the main menu the bubbles up from left bottom. i hope u understand. kppp is self explainatory. u just provide username and password and do a little bit of configuration and its up and going. and before doing that run a command
modprobe ppp-generic. i hope it all fits in. if not check out the following link to find exact details of ur modem and them download proper rpm.


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