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Hi I have redhat 8.0 and i can't seemt to use my modem. could anyone tell me how to connect to the net using linux....
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    using modem???


    Hi
    I have redhat 8.0 and i can't seemt to use my modem.
    could anyone tell me how to connect to the net using linux.

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    download a driver from linuxant.com

    PS if you download trial version,it will limit your modem to 14.4 kbps.
    if you want to use at full speed you must buy it (about 15$)

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    It depends on what kind of modem you are using. If it is hardware controlled, not only will you be able to see where it is initialized with dmesg, but the modem itself will have jumper's to configure the COM port and IRQ. If it is a winmodem or the like(soft modem, not configurable without a driver to do some of the work) it would be better to invest almost the same amount of $$ to purchase a hardware controlled modem. Then all that is needed is a bit of researce into configuring ppp scripts, launching the ppp connection and BAM! You will be connecting using Dial-Up.
    I have heard of LinModem driver's, but have not tried to use one. I am sure that there are companies that may make drivers for sale though.
    Adam Daughterson

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    damn linuxant charge money for their driver. afte ri worke dou exchange rates taht $15US is more than i paid for the modem.

    u can download their older vrsion of the driver, which doesnt support 2.6 but works fien for free, search google for hcfpcimodem and get version0.99

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    OMFG you spell bad, Hellmasker!! Not that I want to blame you or anything, it's just sometimes that I wonder how you can avoid noticing it. Honestly man, how do you do it? =)

    In any case, jubin, what kind of modem is it? Is it even a phone line modem or ADSL? How is it connected to the computer? What brand, make, model (and chipset, if you can find out) is it? If it's internal, is it PCI or ISA? If it's PCI, can you run "/sbin/lspci" and post the output?

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    a lot of it is caused by restign my thumb on the space bar instead of above it, the rest is caused by one key beign closer to my finger than the one i actually want next, so letters get backwards

    i really should learn to type properly, but all my IM/email clients have either text replacement or show up bad spelling in red so its blatantly obvious. ntw, i do notice it, it just takes too long to fix every second word.

    no-one has a plugins for either of those functions for a web browser do they? preferrably opera 7.23.

    the funny thing is.. my written spelling is worse, i jsut miss occasional letters or squash 3 or 4 letters into 1 squiggly line.

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    You should start programming - that will require you to type the right thing. =)

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    Well its an internal phone line modem on PCI Slot 4 (PCI bus 2, device 3, function 0)
    Creative Modem Blaster V.90 D15663
    I ran /sbin/lspci and got the following

    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 2570 (rev 02)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 2571(rev 02)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp.:Unknown device 24d2 (rev 02)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp.:Unknown device 24d4 (rev 02)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp.:Unknown device 24d7 (rev 02)
    00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corp.:Unknown device 24de (rev 02)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp.:Unknown device 24dd (rev 02)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BA/CA/DB PCI Bridge (rev 02)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 24d0 (rev 02)
    00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 24d3 (rev 02)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 24d3 (rev 02)
    00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 24d5 (rev 02)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0181 (rev a2)
    02:03.0 Communication controller: Conexant HSF 56k HSFi Modem (rev 01)
    I tried searching for hcfpcimodem version0.99 but i didn't get anywhere.

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    http://users.froggy.com.au/tonybart2/HCFDriver/

    heres a link to the download

    btw, im in my second year of comp. sci. at universtiy, which IS mostly programming

    it hasnt helped, sure my code works, but any documentation is almsot unreadable. notice nearly all the time i put filenames/commands in posts they are spelt right.

    maybe i just dont like english.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellmasker
    maybe i just dont like english.....
    Maybe that's a good thing... English really isn't the best language ever invented...

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