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Old 06-10-2004, 01:17 PM   #1
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Conexant HCF modem


I'm thinking of getting a Mandrake distro (messed around with 8.0 time ago and liked it) but before I get it I'd like to know if there's anybody using a COnexant HCF modem on any Mandrake distro and what driver they use. (I know it works - worked for me when I tried - but lost the driver)
 
Old 06-10-2004, 01:32 PM   #2
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I have 4 words for you.

External serial port modem.

They are real, they work and don't fill your log with error messages. They want money for the Linux driver, so put your money into something worth it.

If you dual boot with Windows, it will work better in that as well.

Headache relief for winhardware and drivers is real hardware.

# Modem and connection troubleshooting
WinModems and Linux
Modem HOWTO
Modem NHFs
Linmodems.org
Conexant/Rockwell modem HOWTO
Troubleshooting ISP Connection Problems

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Old 06-10-2004, 01:40 PM   #3
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I know, I know, but my internet usage is very low and no heavy downloading, and it's working fine for me iunder windows. I'd like to change over to Linux, but I want to see how everything works first and the less I have to spend on getting an idea the better.

And since I know it is possible...
 
Old 06-10-2004, 02:14 PM   #4
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As long as you have more time than money and enjoy poor performance, I guess that's OK, but I certainly don't recommend it. It's your call, but I know it isn't worth spending money for a Linux winmodem driver. I understand their "free" driver only gives slow connections.

Don't check out Gentoo with it as it would be 5-6 days downloading the basic system.

I use the internet a lot, download and try tons of stuff as there are so many exciting things to try in Linux, myself.

Keep /var/log cleaned out as it will make very large messages files with it's errors.
 
Old 06-11-2004, 02:59 AM   #5
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Get a router listen to sound advice.

If you have a router you can reboot, switch mahines, switch operting systems and your net will be always on and no time wasting conection problems.

On the other hand you can give over your precious machine code to work a cheap chip and then even pay for the privilege.

Of course you won't you just have to try it the hard way.
 
Old 06-11-2004, 04:16 AM   #6
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I appreciate your concern guys, but I'm still on a pay-as-you-go system and getting a router... that would mean paying up to 40 euros a month for my internet connection. OK, I'd be able to download anything I like, but it simply doesn't pay off for me at this time. I need a simple sollution to a minor problem and that's all

BTW, there's thread on COnexant drivers and yes, the free one offered by linuxant is slow, but there are also some free (older) drivers still around and they work fine, and at a 'good' speed.
 
Old 06-11-2004, 12:50 PM   #7
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Unhappy Me too!

Quote:
Originally posted by linmix
BTW, there's thread on COnexant drivers and yes, the free one offered by linuxant is slow, but there are also some free (older) drivers still around and they work fine, and at a 'good' speed. [/B]
Where can I find these *other* free drivers??? I'm having the same problem!!!
 
Old 06-11-2004, 01:58 PM   #8
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In boxed packages where the distro maker has paid for them?

Personally I boycott Winhardware and do my darndest to convince others.

Did I mention there are no headaches with an external serial port modem? It will work in all operating systems that I am aware of.
 
Old 06-12-2004, 12:05 PM   #9
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Fine, but my WInmodem doesn't give ma any headaches under Windows and before I go and spend money on something I do not need now, I'd like to see if it's worth spending money on for a linux distro. If, and only if I'm convinced that things go more or less the way I like I might consider buying a new piece of hardare in order to optimise performance (no cpu usage etc.)

So now back to the question: anyone?
 
Old 06-12-2004, 12:14 PM   #10
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I am trying to help, but if you haven't experienced anything but a Chevette, how would I describe a Humm-v?

This is all I have:
Linmodems.org
Conexant/Rockwell modem HOWTO
Troubleshooting ISP Connection Problems

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Old 06-12-2004, 12:43 PM   #11
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Hmm...

Well *I* am spending money on something I *do* need--in this case, an external serial modem. Hope ur happy :-D!
 
Old 06-13-2004, 02:46 AM   #12
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I'd like to get my driving licence in a Mini Cooper before I go and buy a Proche...

Still I'm taking into consideration your suggestions, guys, got my hands on an external serial modem I can use for a couple of days. Only 28.8kb though...
 
Old 06-13-2004, 12:39 PM   #13
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Hello linmix:
Since nobody has actually answered your question... HCF winmodems work fine with 2.4.x kernels. Check out this thread, it has links to download the drivers you need

Good luck

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...+your+conexant
 
Old 06-13-2004, 03:12 PM   #14
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Thanks. great info on the link (read part) Second part of my question is: which MDK distro nr has kernel 2.4.x Does MDK10 come with 2.6 only or also with 2.4?
 
Old 06-13-2004, 06:18 PM   #15
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mandrake 10 comes with kernel 2.6 , but if u want kernel 2.4 then pclinuxos is ur ticket
its a livecd but there is an option to install it and it comes with all the software installed

http://www.pclinuxonline.com/pclos/i...3301f0d6607f52
 
  


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