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    Question Red Hat 7.0 Drivers

    I recently installed Red Hat on my laptop, a Dell. Unfortunately, it came with a WinModem, (Conexant Softmodem.)

    So I went to linmodems.org and downloaded the driver, installed it without a problem (on root) logs work fine. /dev/modem points to the right file and everything.

    I log out, reboot and such just in case, and it won't work. All of the dialers are telling me that the modem is either busy, or it can't initialize.

    Does anyone have any ideas here? It should be working now, the chipset, kernel version, and everything is set up right, I've triple checked. I also tried uninstalling and re-installing the drivers and such to make sure...it made no difference.

    I'm running Red Hat 7.0 (I plan to upgrade ASAP), kernel version 2.2.16.22, i686 (Celeron).

    Is it completely hopeless? Will a newer version of Red Hat (or some other distro) let this work better? Should I just spring for the external modem? Any advice here would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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    There is a chance a newer disro will find it better, one thing about Linux, it started out fairly hard to install but was stable as hell, now its getting easier and easier to install, without affecting reliability, so basically a newer version will have bug fixes and prolly better support, also, id reccommend SuSe Linux 8.1 professional, its got SO much stuff:
    http://www.suse.de/en/private/produc...dex_group.html

    go check out that link, thats most of the stuff SuSe Linux 8.1 professional comes with

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    Hi,
    1. If you still wanna use your RH 7 and your conexant modem, you need to upgrade your kernel from kernel 2.2 to kernel 2.4 to make it work.
    HSF for Linux drivers were developed by Conexant Systems Inc.
    in cooperation with Marc Boucher .

    They should work on most current Linux distributions, based on
    the 2.4.x kernels. A Pentium processor with the MMX enhancements
    is required. Some systems may require kernel recompilation with
    special ACPI patches. Preemptible kernels are not yet supported.

    Some people are successfully using the drivers under 2.2 and 2.5 kernels
    but they are not officially supported. We strongly recommend that 2.2
    users upgrade to 2.4 before reporting bugs.

    The following PCI modem devices are recognized by the driver:

    HSFi
    PCI ID 14F1:2F00, Subsystem ID 2002:14F1
    PCI ID 14F1:2F00, Subsystem ID 2003:14F1
    PCI ID 14F1:2F00, Subsystem ID 2004:14F1
    PCI ID 14F1:2F01

    HSF
    PCI ID 14F1:2013
    PCI ID 14F1:2014
    PCI ID 14F1:2015
    PCI ID 14F1:2016
    PCI ID 14F1:2F10
    PCI ID 14F1:2F11
    PCI ID 14F1:2F12
    PCI ID 14F1:2F13
    PCI ID 14F1:2F14
    PCI ID 14F1:4311 (RIPTIDE - sound not supported)
    PCI ID 127A:1025 (Some units are HCF however)
    PCI ID 127A:2004
    PCI ID 127A:2005 (Some units are HCF however)
    PCI ID 127A:2013
    PCI ID 127A:2014
    PCI ID 127A:2015
    PCI ID 127A:2016
    PCI ID 127A:4311 (RIPTIDE - sound not supported)
    PCI ID 127A:2114

    Intel MC97 Controller (ICH)

    PCI ID 8086:2416
    PCI ID 8086:2446
    PCI ID 8086:2486

    Those PCI IDs represent the Intel MC97 controller, to which various
    AC-Link modems can be connected. However, only those based on Conexant
    chips are supported.

    VIA MC97 Controller

    PCI ID 1106:3068

    This PCI ID represents the VIA MC97 controller, to which various
    AC-Link modems can be connected. However, only those based on Conexant
    chips are supported.

    ALI MC97 Controller

    PCI ID 10B9:5453
    PCI ID 10B9:5457

    Those PCI IDs represent the ALI and ALI+ MC97 controllers, to which
    various AC-Link modems can be connected. However, only those based on
    Conexant chips are supported.

    The internal modem of HP omnibook xe4500 series machines should work
    with this driver.

    Basic2 / SmartDAA

    PCI ID 14F1:2043
    PCI ID 14F1:2044
    PCI ID 14F1:2045
    PCI ID 14F1:2046
    PCI ID 14F1:2443

    Athens (Yukon)

    PCI ID 14F1:1631
    PCI ID 14F1:1636
    PCI ID 14F1:163
    2. Or if you wanna the easy one..get latest version of RH so you can get new kernel

    I hope this helps

    Cheerss
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