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Hi, I am running mandrake 9.1 3 disk gpl and I have a motorola sm56 pci modem and can't get it to work. I have installed the driver and it ...
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    installing winmodem


    Hi,
    I am running mandrake 9.1 3 disk gpl and
    I have a motorola sm56 pci modem and can't get it to work.
    I have installed the driver and it didn't bring up any error messages
    when i tried to set up a connection it said no modem so after trolling
    around i got some info on what.
    I reinstalled and typed in insmod sm56 at the command prompt
    and this came up

    [root@localhost root]# insmod sm56
    Using /lib/modules/2.4.21-0.13mdk/kernel/drivers/char/sm56.o
    /lib/modules/2.4.21-0.13mdk/kernel/drivers/char/sm56.o: The
    module you are trying to load (/lib/modules/2.4.21-0.13mdk/kernel/drivers/char/sm56.o)
    is compiled with a gcc
    version 2 compiler, while the kernel you are running is compiled with
    a gcc version 3 compiler. This is known to not work.

    [root@localhost root]#

    does anyone know if i can install gcc version 2 or do i need a new modem?

    I also did dmesg and it brought up a long list of stuff would it help if i
    posted it.

    thanks for any help
    paul

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    Have you already looked at http://www.this_site_does_not_exist/...light=winmodem ?

    If it doesn't help then repost issue.


    Good Luck,
    Dan

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    didn't work

    I checked out all the relevant links nothing worked or i had
    already done it

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    Give up and get a real modem. You will spend days trying to get it to work and it more than likely wont.

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    before you give up, have you been able to find a non-rpm driver file (ie. one that is in the gzip format)?

    I ask, as I've had a similar problem with a Lucent driver (attempted to install from and rpm) and had to seek out a newer driver on the web. Admitadly I ended up finding a newer rpm, which did work with my version of the gcc libraries.

    have fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerderello
    before you give up, have you been able to find a non-rpm driver file (ie. one that is in the gzip format)?

    I ask, as I've had a similar problem with a Lucent driver (attempted to install from and rpm) and had to seek out a newer driver on the web. Admitadly I ended up finding a newer rpm, which did work with my version of the gcc libraries.

    have fun

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    You got a winmodem working??

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    If you have another computer that can connect to the internet, that is Internet Connection sharing capable. I would suggest doing that. It is much less of a headache, now that I have seen the light, and I can help you set it up.

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    to answet Ol Man, yes I have a Linmodem (winmodem) working . I have successfully used it since Redhat 7.3 (I'm now on 9.0). It is Lucient chipped and I get my rpms from a nice man in Germany.

    So, you see, it can be done.

    have fun

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    i have a conexant v92 modem and i got it working grand.
    have you tried checking if there is a driver on the makers website??
    Thanks v much

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    I'm fortunate enough to have a high speed connection, but I understand how frustrating it can be to not be able to get your modem working. What good's a computer that can't access the 'net?!?

    Anyway, hopefully this:
    http://www.linmodems.org/
    might be able to help someone out with their winmodem woes...

    \"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.\"
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