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- Jul 2005
how can i install my internal genius modem
i use a genius winmodem in this location PCI Slot 5 (PCI bus 2, device 13, function 0)
the thing with winmodems (and therefore Linmodems) is that they do not have all of the computing power that they need installed on the card. What they do is "borrow" some computing power from the PC. For them to be able to do this, they need a peice of software, called a driver.
So, what you need to do is find a Linux driver for your Genius PCI modem. These drivers are specific to the set of chips installed on the Modem card.
So, what you need to do first is find out what set of chips you have on your modem card. The easiest way to do this is run a little program to list all of your PCI cards. This program is called, in Linux, lspci . So, get your Linux up and running, open a window terminal (also known as a console), which will give you a text only command line, which will look something like localhost.unknownman>$ . What you know need is to get the root users access, do this by entering, at the comman prompt, su - . You will then be prompted for the root password, and once you have entered that you will notice that the command prompt has changed to having a # instead of a $ at the end. Now enter the lspci command. If you get command unknown (or similar errors), try entering /usr/sbin/lspci instead.
Now, copy or write down the output of the above command and posty it here. Once we have the name of the chipset that your PCI modem has, we can point you at the next step of this process.
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Also have Windows 98SE and BeOS