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    Conexant Modem Driver

    Hello All,
    Since my last post, after a few nervous attempts I have now successfully installed my first Linux - Xandros 3.0. Looks good so far BUT I am having trouble with my modem - I have set up a dual boot with XP. My existing modem is a Winmodem that uses a Conexant chipset. The modem of course works ok in XP.
    However Xandros [bless it] doesnt seem to recognise me as having a modem at all !
    I have identified exactly which modem I have and have downloaded the corresponding hcfpcimodem***.deb driver from
    But so far my attempts to install it seem to have failed abysmally.
    Could someone give me some advice on where to from here ?

    What exactly is the install procedure ? etc etc.
    Please remember even though I am fairly competent in Windows I am very very new to Linux so please use 'Linux for idiots language' !

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    edit: Try to install it as root first (last step), just in case you already have the kernel source installed.

    I've had to do this several times and it sucks every time. Mine is hsf rather than hcf though.
    You'll need to install the kernel source. I know Xandros is Debian-based, so this should work. Open a terminal:
    apt-get install kernel-source-2.6.11 (or whatever kernel you want to use)
    cd /usr/src
    tar -xvjf kernel-source-2.6.11
    cd kernel-source-2.6.11
    make oldconfig
    make modules
    make modules_install
    make install
    if you use Lilo as bootloader you need to ensure that the new kernel is entered in /etc/lilo.conf then run
    reboot into the new kernel
    now you can install the linuxant driver as root
    cd /directory/holding/driver
    dpkg -i hcfpcimodem****.deb

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    here is your problem's answer

    i get the same problen as you have in

    you can get the drivers on linuxant site there are two type of drivers HCF and HSF download both drivers and install HSF first and then do the following:-

    to setup your modem, please enter the following in the xterminal

    exec setserial /dev/ttyS2 (replace the S2 by your port) irq 5 (replace the irq 5 by the irq number of your modem) port 0xc000 (replace the 0xc000 by the I/O of your modem) ^fourport ^auto_irq skip_test autoconfig spd_vhi

    reopen the xterminal again and enter
    setserial /dev/ttyS2 irq 5 port 0xc000 autoconfig
    (replace the S2, irq 5, and the 0xc000 by the one of your modem; notice the 0xc000 are zeros not oh)
    ln /dev/ttyS2 (replace S2 again)

    please read the message first; now this is the modem command all together.

    exec setserial /dev/ttyS2 irq 5 port 0xc000 ^fourport ^auto_irq skip_test autoconfig spd_vhi
    open the xterminal again and enter

    setserial /dev/ttyS2 irq 5 port 0xc000 autoconfig
    ln /dev/ttyS2 /dev/modem
    have fun

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    Use the commands "dmesg" and "lspci" to if you need to find the information on your modem that you'll need to run setserial.

    When I ran those, I found my modem is on ttyS14, which Debian didn't make by default.

    If you have a similar situation, run

    cd /dev
    ./MAKEDEV ttyS14 (replace with correct device name)

    And that will make your block device if it didn't exist before.

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