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modem problem in redhat

Postby ecstasy » Thu May 22, 2003 1:23 am

hi, well thanx to linux pakistan i got working cds of redhat3,now my problem is i got two modems, lucent v90 and other one is rockwell hard, problem is redhat only find rockwell one with this message modem found conexant/now hardware version. and when i click network icon, in devices redhat only detect my lancard,
so kindly tell me how i can install my modem, or tell me other modems supproted by redhat,
thanx
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asalam-o-alaikum did u searched on forum b4 posting thread

Postby farhanksa » Thu May 22, 2003 1:35 am

aoa
it seems that i had taken the contract for replying the posts regarding the modems :) :D :P ...any how..no problem..i will post again for u
1. u didnt mentioned about ur rockwell modem..u just said that its hard??
how do u know its hard?? does it have a jumpers on it and ROM-BIOS over it. if not then its not hard
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Re : Modem Problem in Redhat

Postby LinuxFreaK » Thu May 22, 2003 6:15 am

Dear Murtaza Awan,
Try www.linmodems.org will help you.
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Re: modem problem in redhat

Postby nafri » Sun May 25, 2003 12:23 am

ecstasy wrote:now my problem is i got two modems, lucent v90 and other one is rockwell hard, problem is redhat only find rockwell one with this message modem found conexant/now hardware version. and when i click network icon, in devices redhat only detect my lancard,
so kindly tell me how i can install my modem,


first, you need to be more precise in identifying your modems. i assume that these are PCI soft/winmodems. you need to know the name of your modem's manufacturer, and also the chipset used in it. this information may be obtained from two sources:

- the documentation/ manual that must have come with your modem

- by checking your modem's name under windows [control panel/ system/ hardware]. (based on the assumption that most of us use dual-boot systems.)

once you know the name and chipset of your modem, check its status here: http://www.idir.net/~gromitkc/pci_list.html . this will tell you whether the modem is supported/ not supported/ work in progress.



ecstasy wrote:or tell me other modems supproted by redhat,


the relevant section from the Red Hat Linux 9 Hardware Compatibility List [http://www.redhat.com/software/linux/technical/hcl/ ] tells us that redhat does not *officially* support winmodems:

Modems

100% Hayes-compatible internal and external serial modems with hardware UART. NOTE: WinModems, host-based, HCF-, HSP-, HSF-, controllerless, host-controlled, and soft modems are NOT supported.


while the above mentioned page talks of *official support*, there is atleast one winmodem that has been certified by redhat itself and declared compatible with RH 7.1. [this is Motorola - SM56 Softmodem (PCI). for details, see http://hardware.redhat.com/hcl/?pagenam ... s&hid=2199 ]

i do not know if redhat has certified more PCI winmodems, and that too for RH 8 and RH 9.

however, the comprehensive list of PCI modems at http://www.idir.net/~gromitkc/pci_list.html reveals that a number of PCI winmodems work under linux. as suggested by linuxfreak, http://www.linmodems.org/ is a good source of information.

since most of the PCI soft/ winmodems are not *true* modems, i would urge you to invest in an external (serial port, and not USB) modem.

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