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Subject: Dennis Smith, Canada,  PCLinuxOS release 2007 (PCLinuxOS) for i586,Kernel on an i686 /  kernel
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I am following the instructions on the New Installation Page.  Winmodem 
Not Recognized.
I am a newbie at Linux and appreciate the help.  I am connected with my 
Broadcam internal Wireless Adapter but the dial up is not recognized or 
installed properly. 

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 Only plain text email is forwarded by the List Server,
 as HTML can contain viruses. Use as the email Subject Line:
           YourName, YourCountry PCLinuxOS release 2007 (PCLinuxOS) for i586
Kernel on an i686 /  kernel 
 With this Subject Line cogent experts will be alerted, and useful case names left in the Archive.
 YourCountry will enable Country specific guidance. Linux experts in YourCountry 
 can be found through:
They will know your Country's modem code, which may be essential for dialup service.
Responses from are sometimes blocked by an Internet Provider mail filters.
 So in a day, also check the Archived responses at 
--------------------------  System information ----------------------------
CPU=i686,  PCLinuxOS release 2007 (PCLinuxOS) for i586
Kernel on an i686 / 
Linux version (vaughan@localhost) (gcc version 4.1.1 20060724 (prerelease) (4.1.1-4pclos2007)) #1 SMP Thu May 10 11:36:58 WST 2007
 scanModem update of:  2008_08_09

 There are no blacklisted modem drivers in /etc/modprobe*  files 
Attached USB devices are:
 ID 0d49:7250 Maxtor 
 ID 0409:0059 NEC Corp. HighSpeed Hub
 ID 045e:00e1 Microsoft Corp. Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 Reciever

USB modems not recognized

For candidate card in slot 00:1f.6, firmware information and bootup diagnostics are:
 PCI slot	PCI ID		SubsystemID	Name
 ----------	---------	---------	--------------
 00:1f.6	8086:24c6	107b:0360	Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM 

 Modem interrupt assignment and sharing: 
  5:       6212          XT-PIC  Intel 82801DB-ICH4, Intel 82801DB-ICH4 Modem
 --- Bootup diagnostics for card in PCI slot 00:1f.6 ----
PCI: Enabling device 0000:00:1f.6 (0000 -> 0001)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:1f.6[B] -> Link [LNKB] -> GSI 5 (level, low) -> IRQ 5
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:1f.6 to 64

===== Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) diagnostics ===== 
The ALSA packages provide audio support and also drivers for some modems.
ALSA diagnostics are written during bootup to /proc/asound/ folders.

The ALSA verion is 1.0.13
The modem cards detected by "aplay -l"  are: 
card 1: Modem [Intel 82801DB-ICH4 Modem], device 0: Intel ICH - Modem [Intel 82801DB-ICH4 Modem - Modem]

The /proc/asound/pcm file reports:
00-04: Intel ICH - IEC958 : Intel 82801DB-ICH4 - IEC958 : playback 1
00-03: Intel ICH - ADC2 : Intel 82801DB-ICH4 - ADC2 : capture 1
00-02: Intel ICH - MIC2 ADC : Intel 82801DB-ICH4 - MIC2 ADC : capture 1
00-01: Intel ICH - MIC ADC : Intel 82801DB-ICH4 - MIC ADC : capture 1
00-00: Intel ICH : Intel 82801DB-ICH4 : playback 1 : capture 1
01-00: Intel ICH - Modem : Intel 82801DB-ICH4 Modem - Modem : playback 1 : capture 1

about /proc/asound/cards:
 0 [I82801DBICH4   ]: ICH4 - Intel 82801DB-ICH4
                      Intel 82801DB-ICH4 with unknown codec at 0xe0100c00, irq 5
 1 [Modem          ]: ICH-MODEM - Intel 82801DB-ICH4 Modem
                      Intel 82801DB-ICH4 Modem at 0x2400, irq 5
Lines in: /proc/asound/card1/codec97#0/mc97#0-0+regs
0:7c = 4358  and  0:7e = 5430
are translated from hexadecimal code into the modem chip identifier:  CXT30

 Support is provided only through hsfmodem drivers.  Read DOCs/Conexant.txt
=== Finished firmware and bootup diagnostics, next deducing cogent software. ===

Predictive  diagnostics for card in bus 00:1f.6:
	Modem chipset  detected on
NAME="Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM "

 For candidate modem in:  00:1f.6
   0703 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM 
      Primary device ID:  8086:24c6
    Subsystem PCI_id  107b:0360 
    Softmodem codec or chipset from diagnostics: CXT30CXT, a Conexant type using hsfmodem software.
                               from    Archives: 
      CXTnn is  a generic for all CXTnumbers, with  Linuxant hsfmodem software support.                  

 This is a NEW softmodem case!  Please send the output ModemData.txt 
 to to enrich the Archive and help others!
 If further assistance is not needed, please use email Subject:
     New Case Only
Support type needed or chipset:	hsfmodem

Writing DOCs/Intel.txt

For owners of a Dell PCs with Conexant HSF modems, a driver source package with full speed enabled is available, but requires driver compiling. Read DOCs/Conexant.txt

Start at to find the
hsfmodem package matching your System. For several Linux distros, there are
precompiled drivers matched to specific kernels. These have within the FileName,
your KernelVersion:
They can be found through 
A more precise location may be given a few paragraphs below.
If an EXACT Match with your your KernelVersion is not found, one of the 
"Generic packages with source" near the bottom of the page must be used.
Downloaded packages must be moved into the Linux partition (home folder is OK)
and unzipped with:
	unzip hsf*.zip
The installation command for a .deb suffic packages is, with root/adm permission:
   dpkg -i hsf*.deb
while for .rpm suffix it is, with:
  rpm -i hsf*.rpm
 Start at for
 eventually download of a hsfmodem- package
 with ??? the package type (deb, rpm, tar etc)
 These packages have compiled drivers but will also compile a driver, 
 if there is a mismatch between the resident kernel and provided driver.
 The generic hsfmodem- package only provides compiling support

 Read DOCs/Conexant.txt

Writing DOCs/Conexant.txt

 Completed candidate modem analyses.

 The base of the UDEV device file system is: /dev/.udev

 Versions adequately match for the compiler installed: 4.1.1
             and the compiler used in kernel assembly: 4.1.1

 Minimal compiling resources appear complete:
   make utility - /usr/bin/make
   Compiler version 4.1
   linuc_headers base folder /lib/modules/

 However some compilations and executable functions may need additional files,
 in the FileNames.h (so called kernel "h"eaders) collection installed in  /usr/include/ .
 For martian_modem, additional required packages are n. The also required headers of package libc6 are commonly installed by default. 
 Compiling hsfmodem drivers does require linux-libc-dev and libc6-dev packages, for kernels 2.6.24 and later versions.
 In not included on your install CD, search for them at
 or comparable Repository for other Linux distros.
 When compiling ALSA drivers, the utility "patch" will also be needed.

If a driver compilation fails, with message including some lack of some FileName.h (stdio.h for example), then
Some additional kernel-header files need installation to /usr/include. The minimal additional packages are libc6-dev
and any of its dependents, under Ubuntu linux-libc-dev

If an alternate ethernet connection is available,
$  apt-get update
$  apt-get -s install linux-kernel-devel
will install needed packages.
For Debian/Ubuntu related distributions, run the following command to display the needed package list:

Otherwise packages have to be found through
Once downloaded and transferred into a Linux partition,
they can be installed alltogether with:
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Checking pppd properties:
	-rwsr-xr-t 1 root root 304536 Nov  6  2006 /usr/sbin/pppd

In case of an "error 17" "serial loopback" problem, see:

To enable dialout without Root permission do:
	$ su - root  (not for Ubuntu)
         chmod a+x /usr/sbin/pppd
or under Ubuntu related Linuxes
	 chmod a+x /usr/sbin/pppd

Checking settings of:	/etc/ppp/options

In case of a message like:
   Warning: Could not modify /etc/ppp/pap-secrets: Permission denied

Read Modem/DOCs/YourSystem.txt concerning other COMM channels: eth0 eth1
Which can interfere with Browser naviagation.

 Don't worry about the following, it is for experts should trouble shooting be necessary.

 Checking for modem support lines:
     /device/modem symbolic link:   
slmodemd created symbolic link /dev/ttySL0:  
     Within /etc/udev/ files:

     Within /etc/modprobe.conf files:

     Within any ancient /etc/devfs files:

     Within ancient kernel 2.4.n /etc/module.conf files:

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