scanModem, Xandros Desktop kernel 2.6.9-x1

scanModem, Xandros Desktop kernel 2.6.9-x1

Post by DarthChaosofR.. » Sun, 12 Jun 2005 13:12:52

I sure hope this provides enough info.

DO use the following line as the email Subject Line, to alert cogent
      scanModem, Xandros Desktop kernel 2.6.9-x1
 Occassionally reponses are blocked by an Internet Providers mail
 So do in a day also check the Archived responses at

Code updated on:  2005_June_02
------------ --------------  System information
Xandros Desktop 3.0 Deluxe
 on System with processor: i686
 currently under kernel:   2.6.9-x1
 The kernel was assembled with compiler:  3.3.4
 with current System compiler GCC=3.3.4
    /usr/bin/gcc -> gcc-3.3

Checking for kernel-headers needed for compiling.

 A /dev/modem symbolic link is not set.
 Checking for /dev/tts/  devices
total 0
crw-rw-rw-  1 root tty      4, 64 2005-06-10 22:59 0
crw-rw-rw-  1 root tty      4, 65 2005-06-10 22:59 1
crw-rw-rw-  1 root tty      4, 66 2005-06-10 22:59 2
crw-rw-rw-  1 root tty      4, 67 2005-06-10 22:59 3
crw-rw-rw-  1 root tty      4, 68 2005-06-10 22:59 4
crw-rw-rw-  1 root tty      4, 69 2005-06-10 22:59 5
crw-rw-rw-  1 root tty      4, 70 2005-06-10 22:59 6
crw-rw-rw-  1 root tty      4, 71 2005-06-10 22:59 7
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root wvoutlaw    11 2005-06-10 23:58 Winmodem0 ->

 USB modem not detected.

0000:00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM
(ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)

Modem candidates are at PCI_buses:  0000:00:1f.6

Providing detail for device at  0000:00:1f.6
  with vendor-ID:device-ID
Class 0703: 8086:24c6   Modem: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM
(ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03) (prog-if 00
  SubSystem 103c:3080   Hewlett-Packard Company: Unknown device 3080
0000:00:1f.6 0703: 8086:24c6 (rev 03)
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 5

                  -----PCI_IDs-------                    --CompilerVer-

    Feature List:  Primary  Subsystem Distr  KernelVer   kernel default
 ./scanModem test 8086:24c6 103c:3080 xandros 2.6.9-x1  3.3.4 3.3.4

 The soft modem Subsystem operates under a controller
   8086:24c6 82801DB ICH4
 capable of supporting under Linux AT LEAST modem Subsystem chips from


        Smartlink software in ALSA mode may support this modem
 The Subsystem PCI id does not itself identify the modem Codec.

  Driver snd-intel8x0m  may enable codec acquisition
  /proc/asound lacks an mc97 codec file.

 Beginning check for older ac97_codec modems.
 An older ac97_modem codec was not detected.

 ------ dmesg slamr filtered -------
slamr: module license 'Smart Link Ltd.' taints kernel.
slamr: probe 8086:24c6 ICH4 card...
slamr: mc97 codec is CXT30
slamr: slamr0 is ICH4 card.
 The softmodem Codec is:  CXT30
 Checking through information gathered from LinModem ARCHIVES
 Modem codec information on Subsystem 103c:3080 is not in the records.
 DisAgreement between slamr diagostic and Archive.  Using slamr
diagnostic: CODEC=CXT30
 The modem has a Conexant codec: CXT30
 and there is support for the modem controller: 8086:24c6 82801DB ICH4
 Some Linux Distributions include the hsfmodem driver.
 Search your packages information for "hsfmodem" and "Conexant".
 If not found there, download a hsfmodem package from .

 For 2.4.n kernels, If there is not an exact match your kernel version:
 then kernel-sources must be prepared as described in
 before the hsfmodem driver compiling can be successfull.
 For recent  kernel-source-2.4.6 ,configuration steps are not

 == Checking PCI IDs through modem chip suppliers ==

 Vendors 127a and 14f1 are Conexant, inheritor of  Rockwell modem
technology. There are also Conexant chipsets
 in some modems from vendors 158b - Allied Data Tech., 1024 - Zenith
,141a - Apache Micro and 148d Digicom Systems.
 With respect to software support there are two main types,
hcfpcimodem* and hsfmodem* .
 Download drivers from

 At  , there
are scripts aiding installation:
      For HSF modems.
      For HCF modems.
 There is additional Conexant information written to Modem/Conexant.txt

 == Checking PCI IDs through modem chip suppliers ==

 Vendor=8086 is Intel, Inc. producing HaM and 536ep host controller
free (HCF) modems, 537 soft modem
 and AC97 and MC97 controllers managing a varierty of non-Intel soft
modem Subsystems.
 These subSystems often have PCI_IDs assigned by the modem assembler,
rather than the chip provider.
 Download available drivers through:  with
Intel-537 types at:
 Also check at:
 for beta releases and perhaps Already compiled drivers for some Linux
 A very detailed installation report cogent to 537 type modems is at:
 Setup call id with:
        Type 1 : When the phone line is not in use
        Type 2 : When the phone line is already in use on a call      at+pcw=0

  ======= PCI_ID checking completed ======

Analyzing information for PCMCIA device at PCI Bus 02:09.0
GREPping for an inserted PCMCIA modem with filter:        ommunication
 If a PCMCIA modem is currently inserted and the sockets activated by
    /etc/init.d/pcmcia start
 then the PCMCIA bridge is NOT transparent.

 If the modem is known to have a Lucent digital signal processing
 then PCMCIA.tar.gz variant assembled by Joern Wustenfeld is necessary,
 rather than the standard ltmodem-8.31a10.tar.gz at

For information on modem port creation under the UDEV device file
system see:  for
Conexnant modems  for
Lucent/Agere DSP modems

The following information blocks just query some ppp support items.

   grep -rs ppp /etc/modprobe.*
/etc/modprobe.d/aliases:alias net-pf-24 pppoe
/etc/modprobe.d/aliases:alias char-major-108 ppp_generic
/etc/modprobe.d/aliases:alias ppp-compress-18 ppp_mppe
/etc/modprobe.d/aliases:alias ppp-compress-18 ppp_mppe_mppc
 Resident PPP support modules are properly uncompressed .
----active COMM services are ------------
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:C0:9F:66:0F:C7
This COMM mode should be closed before using the modem, or DNS services
may fail.
Be sure to read the section about ppp related modules and aliases in
 Be sure to read the Ethernet section of Modem/YourModem.txt
DEVPPP=crw------- 1 root root 108, 0 2005-06-10 22:59 /dev/ppp
A /dev/modem symbolic link is not present

 No devfsd.conf file found, indicated absense of the devfsd daemon
 for device file system (devfs) symbolic link support.

 ---- dmesg queries -------
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=Xandros_Desktop_3.0_Deluxe ro root=305
rw acpi=on
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKF] (IRQs 3) *0, disabled.
audit: initializing netlink socket (disabled)
Serial: 8250/16550 driver $Revision: 1.90 $ 8 ports, IRQ sharing
  xandros is not yet providing pre-compiled drivers for WinModems


scanModem, Xandros Desktop kernel 2.6.9-x1

Post by DarthChaosofR.. » Wed, 15 Jun 2005 13:06:43

Update : now online with Netzero under Xandros. Quite respectable
speed, too!