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Is there a driver for Agere Systems AC97 (soft)modem?
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bobF

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PostPosted: Fri 10 Mar 2006, 04:22    Post_subject:  Is there a driver for Agere Systems AC97 (soft)modem?  

I'm running 1.0.8 on an Acer 1355LC laptop and need to know whether I'll be able to obtain a driver for my Agere Systems AC97 modem?
Any advice please?

Bob Confused
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Mar 2006, 04:55    Post_subject:  

Well BOBF if its a software modem ( and thats what i suspect you have ) your preaty much out of luck, softmodems a.k.a. ( winmodems ) arent usually supported in linux.


could you post what modem you have?

otherwise you might be lookin' at dsl for internet.[/b]

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PostPosted: Fri 10 Mar 2006, 12:48    Post_subject:  

The AC97 sounds familiar from while I've been hunting down my modem drivers this week. So you might luck out and not only find drivers, but even compiled drivers if you look.

More deatils will definately help us bobF, assuming its a pci modem try:

cat /proc/pci

(I don't know if similar commands work for usb/isa though) look for the block that describes your modem. Take that description string and paste it into google and/or post it here.

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PostPosted: Fri 10 Mar 2006, 16:56    Post_subject:  

I'm probably wrong, but, from the name, I'd guess an AC'97 modem is a software modem which uses the AC'97 on-board audio to generate the modem tones. It sounds like a very good idea.

There are softmodem drivers available in the forum to download and try. Perhaps the HSF modem driver will work. If not, there are several very knowledgeable forum members who I'm sure will be willing to help you make a driver work if you can locate one..
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Mar 2006, 19:54    Post_subject:  

http://linmodems.org/

http://www.heby.de/ltmodem
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Mar 2006, 21:56    Post_subject:  

Oops, no point reinventing the wheel, it's available as a PupGet package -
ftp://ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/puppylinux/pupget_packages-1/ltmodem-8.26a9-k2.4.29.tar.gz
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bobF

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PostPosted: Sun 12 Mar 2006, 06:49    Post_subject:  

Thanks for all the replies.

I've tried the lucient driver but it doesn't seem to be detecting the modem yet.

/proc/pci :-

PCI devices found:
Bus 0, device 0, function 0:
Host bridge: PCI device 1106:3205 (VIA Technologies, Inc.) (rev 0).
Master Capable. Latency=8.
Prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xe0000000 [0xefffffff].
Bus 0, device 1, function 0:
PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 PCI Bridge (rev 0).
Master Capable. No bursts. Min Gnt=12.
Bus 0, device 7, function 0:
CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1410 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 2).
IRQ 5.
Master Capable. Latency=168. Min Gnt=192.Max Lat=5.
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0x20000000 [0x20000fff].
Bus 0, device 8, function 0:
FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB21 IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link) (rev 0).
IRQ 5.
Master Capable. Latency=64. Min Gnt=2.Max Lat=4.
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xd0004000 [0xd00047ff].
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xd0000000 [0xd0003fff].
Bus 0, device 16, function 0:
USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 128).
IRQ 4.
Master Capable. Latency=64.
I/O at 0x1c00 [0x1c1f].
Bus 0, device 16, function 1:
USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (#2) (rev 128).
IRQ 5.
Master Capable. Latency=64.
I/O at 0x1c20 [0x1c3f].
Bus 0, device 16, function 2:
USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (#3) (rev 128).
IRQ 9.
Master Capable. Latency=64.
I/O at 0x1c40 [0x1c5f].
Bus 0, device 16, function 3:
USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 130).
IRQ 11.
Master Capable. Latency=64.
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xd0004800 [0xd00048ff].
Bus 0, device 17, function 0:
ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 ISA Bridge (rev 0).
Bus 0, device 17, function 1:
IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 6).
IRQ 4.
Master Capable. Latency=64.
I/O at 0x1c60 [0x1c6f].
Bus 0, device 17, function 5:
Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 80).
IRQ 9.
I/O at 0x1000 [0x10ff].
Bus 0, device 17, function 6:
Communication controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. Intel 537 [AC97 Modem] (rev 128).
IRQ 9.
I/O at 0x1400 [0x14ff].
Bus 0, device 18, function 0:
Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 116).
IRQ 4.
Master Capable. Latency=64. Min Gnt=3.Max Lat=8.
I/O at 0x1800 [0x18ff].
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xd0004c00 [0xd0004cff].
Bus 1, device 0, function 0:
VGA compatible controller: PCI device 1106:7205 (VIA Technologies, Inc.) (rev 1).
IRQ 4.
Master Capable. Latency=64. Min Gnt=2.
Prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xf0000000 [0xf3ffffff].
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xd1000000 [0xd1ffffff].


So if I'm reading this right it's an Intel 537 based modem on IRQ 9.

How do I explain this to Puppy? Will I be able to get a driver to work?

Thanks again

bob
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PostPosted: Sun 12 Mar 2006, 09:07    Post_subject:  

Some time ago I compiled the 3 different modem drivers available on Intel's website - 536ep, 537ep and MD563X. If you want the 537ep driver (it's 1.4MB) sent me a PM with a real email address ... I've been uploading too many large files onto the forum lately.
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PostPosted: Sun 12 Mar 2006, 22:40    Post_subject:  

Someone previously mentioned that the HSF drivers are supposed to work with the intel AC'97 modem. I had added an option to try to configure any found modems as AC'97 if it is not recognised as HSF/HCF. However, I was unable to completely test this modification.

The files available at http://www.murga.org/~puppy/viewtopic.php?p=21772#21772 should have this feature already, if not let me know and I'll upload the lastest ones I have.
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bobF

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PostPosted: Mon 13 Mar 2006, 13:17    Post_subject:  

Tried HCF/HSF drivers but not recognised.

Can I use an Intel 537 driver (from Intel site) and if so which distro version for Puppy should I use?

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