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Old 01-22-2002, 02:30 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Winmodem Problems


I just installed linux (SuSE 7.2) but i can't get my modem working. The reference guide tells me that i have a "winmodem" and i can't get it working. I already tried to download the Intel Drivers off of but i can't run the scripts that they give me. Is there a way around all of this?

Someone help ripping my hair out over this,

Modem: Intel V.90 HaM Modem

Old 01-22-2002, 06:02 PM   #2
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well... i'm at work so i can't get into the tarball, but the drivers for pretty much every linux kernel are there.

you need to untar the .tgz file with

tar -xzvf *driver*.tgz

and it should have installation instructions with it. at worst, it expects you to run 'make' and 'make install'.
Old 01-22-2002, 06:41 PM   #3
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I have a winmodem(conexant), and I'm trying for about 3 months to make it work under my RedHat... and I'm starting to think that is impossible... I know one solution for SURE... buy a HARDWARE MODEM...!!!!! sorry...!
Old 01-23-2002, 01:12 AM   #4
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winmodems anonymous

hey ... i had an unsupported winmodem for the first few months i worked with linux - for a long time it didn't ever seem to me that linux would ever be able to connect - but, eventually, lucent released the drivers. two days after i bought a hardware modem.

linux DOES connect! don't lose faith .


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