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Old 12-11-2003, 08:34 PM   #1
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I just finished downloading Mandrake 9.2 it took two weeks on my modem. This is my first time using Linux. I have read alot about installing drivers for Winmodems. I just downloaded scanmodem and ran it, but I can't figure out what driver I'm supposed to use or download.

I know my modem is an AC'97 but what driver will support my chipset. Can someone please post a link for me. I've looked but I just can't figure out which driver to use.

Here's my scanmodem.

The most recent update of scanModem accessed at //
should ALWAYS be used!! Current UPDATE=2003 December 03
URLs to cogent advice are regularly entered and updated, and your problem may be solved therein.
If further help is needed, send a description of your problem to:
with this ModemData.txt Attached, using the following in the email Subject Line:
scanModem, mandrake kernel 2.4.22-10mdk
Always send this ENTIRE ModemData.txt. It includes subtle diagnostic ouputs needed to best guide you.

-------------- System information ------------------------
mandrake Mandrake Linux release 9.2 (FiveStar) for i586
on system: Linux localhost 2.4.22-10mdk #1 Thu Sep 18 12:30:58 CEST 2003 i686 unknown unknown GNU/Linux"

mandrake is not yet providing pre-compiled drivers for WinModems

An AC'97 modem codec was not detected

Path to lspci is: /usr/bin/lspci
--------- lspci scan ----------------
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82865G/PE/P Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82865G/PE/P Processor to AGP Controller (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801EB USB (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801EB USB (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801EB USB (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801EB USB (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801EB USB2 (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BA/CA/DB/EB PCI Bridge (rev c2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801EB LPC Interface Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801EB SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801EB AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corp. 82801EB AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0324 (rev a1)
02:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB21 IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
02:02.0 Ethernet controller: Unknown device 168c:0012 (rev 01)
02:04.0 CardBus bridge: Toshiba America Info Systems ToPIC95 PCI to Cardbus Bridge with ZV Support (rev 32)
02:04.1 CardBus bridge: Toshiba America Info Systems ToPIC95 PCI to Cardbus Bridge with ZV Support (rev 32)
02:06.0 System peripheral: Toshiba America Info Systems SD TypA Controller (rev 03)

Modem candidates are at PCI_buses: 00:1f.6
Providing detail for device at PCI_bus:
00:1f.6 Class 0703: 8086:24d6 (rev 02)
Subsystem: 1179:0001
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corp. 82801EB AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Generic])
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems: Unknown device 0001
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 17
I/O ports at 2400 [size=256]
Primary PCI_id: 8086:24d6
with VendorID: 8086
and DeviceID: 24d6
SubSystem PCI_id: 1179:0001
with subVendorID: 1179
and subDeviceID: 0001
=== Checking 8086 through chipset providers and modem assemblers ====

Vendor=8086 is Intel, Inc. producing HaM and 536ep host controller free (HCF) modems, the 537 soft modem
and AC'97 and MC97 controllers managing a varierty of non-Intel soft modem subSystems.
These subSystems will in have PCI_IDs assigned by the modem assembler, not Intel.
Download available drivers from: //
Also check at: //
for early releases and perhaps Already compiled drivers for some Linux distributions

=== Checking 1179 through chipset providers and modem assemblers ====

Vendor 1179 is Toshiba, using some motherboards with soft modems.

======= PCI_ID checking completed ======
Update=2003 December 03

The following information blocks just query some ppp support items.
grep ppp /etc/modules.conf
Be sure to read the section about ppp related modules and aliases in ModemData.txt.2

Attempted of effective networking links are displayed by command:
# /sbin/ifconfig
A block with "lo" is an internal loopback test and harmless.
However, ethernet "eth0" can be problematic for PPP connections,
because of competition for DNS (domain name service).
The default is to use the DNS specified for etherenet and
without expert configuration, this will block browser naviagation through PPP.
========== ifconfig test =============
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:02:3F:81:54:22
lo Link encap:Local Loopback

If is wisest to disable bootup establishment of ethernet in your Control Center.
Depending on your Linux distribution,
one of the following Root commands way alternative be effective:
# ifdown eth0
# ifconfig eth0 down
# /etc/init.d/network stop
# /etc/init.d/networking stop

DEVPPP=crw------- 1 root root 108, 0 Dec 31 1969 /dev/ppp

The ModemDriverCompiling.txt is a MUST READ,
if you are not experienced in configuring kernel-source/
or get "Unresolved symbols" upon driver insertion.

Most recent WinModem fixes are in: //
Old 12-11-2003, 09:23 PM   #2
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Can someone please help me
Old 12-11-2003, 09:48 PM   #3
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Have you sent ModemData.txt back to I did and recieved a prompt reply from
them. I ended up using another approach(pcmcia modem) but they certainly tried to help.
Old 12-11-2003, 11:57 PM   #4
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I keep getting failed messages from their server. I can't find anything on the wired as far as my chipset goes. Can anyone tell me if there's anything on Linmodems that might support this chipset?


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