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Re: [vox-tech] SM56 Motorola Query
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Re: [vox-tech] SM56 Motorola Query



Hi Jonathan,

> 
> I have recently configured "winmodems" in RH9 on two different systems, 
> but they were not Motorola (they were Lucent and Conexant).  Anyway, it 
> seems that your modem has some limited Linux support directly from 
> Motorola.  This is unfortunate because they have not supported it beyond 
> RH7.1, but no one in the Linux community has picked it up.
> 
> Anyway, you may be able to troubleshoot a little.  I think it is rare 
> for modems to be automagically detected, especially winmodems.  You need 
> to manually tell your PPP software which device to look (e.g. /dev/modem 
> if there is a proper symlink).  Also, specific kernel modules often need 
> to load before the modem will work.  You can check to see if they exist 
> in /lib/modules/, and you can run /sbin/depmod to check whether all your 
> modules will load properly.  Hope this helps.

  Thanks for your help.  I have given up this operation for right now.  
Guess I open up some Linux Administration book finish it fully and come
up with my own ideas to make this modem work with linux.

> 
> Jonathan
> 
Karthikeyan B


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