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Old 08-18-2003, 06:36 PM   #1
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Post DISCUSSION: WinModems and Linux

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Old 09-13-2003, 03:28 PM   #2
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Yes very intresting ...
but I need some larification reg.
Conexant SoftK56 Data,Fax,Voice,Speakerphone PCI Modem
For the above mentioned modem in my WinXP
I had downloaded drivers from site for my AMD Athlon Processor based PC with Redhat Linux 9.0
But not a singel RPM from that site is working for..
Shall I down load i686 version or athlon version from the site.
As my RedHat Version on the machine is telling me my kernal is i686 with 2.4.20-8
but physically mine is a AMD athlon 1700+XP processor
If You can guide me on this I'll be very thankful to you...
my modem scan results are
Vendor ID 127A, Device ID 1025, Vendor Name Rockwel..
Thanks in Advance
Old 09-13-2003, 08:49 PM   #3
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Yes for your modem would definitely be the place to get your drivers.

I am not quite sure whether you should download the i686 or Athlon driver for your machine. Personally, I would get both:

Unzip them, and then rpm -ivh foo.rpm to install 'em.

If you are absolutely stuck after trying both of those drivers, I also found this page:

I haven't tried those drivers, or read the info on them, so I am guessing they won't work.

Try the 2 Linux Ant ones specified above, and come back if you need more help (preferably with the error message).
Old 09-22-2003, 12:25 AM   #4
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Compaq X1000 modem problems (running RH9)

Hoping someone out there is running Linux on one of these excellent new machines. I have Windows XP and RH9 (kernel 2.4.20-8) installed. No real major problems with the Linux config, exept for... you guessed it... the modem.

I've checked out, intel, compaq sites, various discussion sites etc, all to no avail.

Tried to install the pctel (0.9.6) driver, but not able to get it to work. Having problems with 'make install'. Unresolved symbols reported. Spent a large amount of time reading 'install' and 'faq' notes, but they are too vague to be of assistance.

Anyway, anyone know what modem driver might be available? Or if pctel driver can be configured correctly?

Windows XP reports as AC'97 (Agere) modem. Used 'scanmodem' to determine:

8086:24c6 PCI bus
0e11:0860 PCI-ID subsystem (Compaq)

Thanks in advance for support.
Old 09-27-2003, 08:37 AM   #5
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I have been using the Linuxant driver for my Winmodem. However, I am having a problem with KPPP "finding" my modem. I find that if I issue a "depmod --all" command as root, KPPP can find my modem. Since Linuxant has now gone "commercial" for any drivers faster than 14.4 kb, support is pushing purchasing the newest release, rather than helping fix my problem.

Is there a way to put the "depmod -all" command in a script that runs during startup? This would save me a lot of grief. Thanks.
Old 03-08-2004, 01:40 PM   #6
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hello to every one.
i just want to say that i tryied my best to install the winmodem on redhat linux 9, and i succeeded in installing the driver. the driver of my modem is installed but when i dial a no. of ISP then i have an error message i-e

"No Dial Tone"

i tried my level best to remove this but i cant remove this error.

PLZ give me the solution of this problem
Old 03-11-2004, 09:58 AM   #7
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This looks like a pretty good site

Old 03-11-2004, 11:55 PM   #8
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Hi Everybody
I am using Red Hat Linux 9.0 with kernel 2.4.20-8.
I have Pctel HSP56 Modem but could not detect it through the pctel-0.9.7-6.
"make" gives many error.
Exactly the compiled kernel is based on GCC 3.2 and the drivers which comes with pctel-0.9.7-6 are compiled for GCC 2.xx.
That I thing can be the problem.
So I want drivers of the modem with kernel 2.4.20-8 support and compiled for GCC 3.2.
Anybody Help!!
Old 06-01-2005, 06:01 PM   #9
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An important fact

While I am still for the most part a Linux n00b, I know this from experience and from reading articles about WinModems.

Not every WinModem will work with Linux, even if you've got packages and patches that'll act as the needed software. Winmodem support is still an a fairly experimental stage in Linux, and that should be kept in mind whilst working with yet another one of Micro$oft's methods to screw over the average customer.

Good luck getting those modems to work; hopefully this guide helps you dialup users.


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