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Old 12-19-2002, 10:02 PM   #1
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Lin-Modem Lovin'

Ok, so I got ambitious the other day and installed Mandrake 9.0. (First time install)I have the install of that set up fine, no problems. Now meet my generic 56k v.92 winmodem. After a little search I came across and from there I found a set of linux drivers for my winmodem. What's the problem? Well, whenever I try to install the drivers everything seems to go fine, but /dev/modem is never made and that's not right. I click on the .rpm and Kpackage opens up, I click install and it asks for the ROOT p/w then it seems to be done and nothings there. I read the FAQ for my drivers [] and they mention this very problem.

7) I installed the driver, and now the /dev/ttySHxF0 or /dev/modem device is
supposed to be there but it doesn't exist.

On devfs-based systems (such as Mandrake), the missing device node
is often a sign that the driver modules didn't load or initialize
properly. Try "modprobe hcfpciserial" (or hcfusbserial), then check
the /var/log/messages file or or run "dmesg" to see any kernel error
messages that could provide a clue as to why loading of the driver

I've tried that crap and none of it seems to work, but it's probably my n00btastic skills showing. Could someone help me out?!
Old 12-19-2002, 10:24 PM   #2
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what did the log files say?
Old 12-19-2002, 10:29 PM   #3
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when i checked the messages file, i didn't see anything since my last log in.


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