View Full Version : Modem driver for Linux?? *S*

04-11-2002, 06:37 AM
I know .. I Know.. this is a Linux section and there's a modem section, but I think it will be more fruitful to start here.

I have a U.S. Robotics PCI Hardware modem ( I know i'ts hardware because of the cost, size, and chipset. But my Mandrake 8.2 tries to configure it, but can't saying it cant configure a sofware modem, or win modem. Any ideas for a work around? It is really a harware modem made by 3Com.

Got 8.2 Mandrake last night at the Kalamazo Linux User's Group, Bern! I bought their download 3 cd version.. sweet.. Very sweet! I can now use 800 X 600 with 24 bit color on my nVidia AGP card, and before I only got problems, or had to drop down to almost nill for resolution. I think the XFree86 ver 4.2. had something to do with it working right now. *S* Their web site is as follows: http://www.kalamazoolinux.org/

They are very near the point of being the most active Linux Users group in the USA. *S*

I've connected to my ISP from Linux before.. both by way of the LAN, and by way of the modem.. Just forgot how I did it now ROFL!

Catch ya later!


04-11-2002, 10:31 AM
There is a sight which deals with Winmodems and their use in Linux.....if it is a HCF modem then you have no chance.....

there is a good article on Linuxnewbie.org (see link) that may help...it actually deals with PCI hardware modems....


If this article doesn't help then try google for linux drivers for winmodems...that's where I found the link dealing them before.....

Good luck

Mr. C
04-11-2002, 10:56 AM
The USR site has some .rpm's available (beta) for some models of PCI modems.
They my well have been developed for Redhat if I remember right, don't know if that makes a huge difference or not?

04-11-2002, 12:55 PM
Do you have the nvidia linux driver installed?
For the modem have a look at the modem How-to (http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Modem-HOWTO.html).