no modem detection

I have a hewlett packard pavillion with an internal 56k v.90 modem and I cannot get it to work it is a rockwell voice fax modem any help thanks
dstott1Asked:
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edskeeCommented:
We need more info. is it installed under the control panel/modems?
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dstott1Author Commented:
yes it is what info do you need
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dstott1Author Commented:
if you haven't noticed I'm a total Linux newbie.
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edskeeCommented:
This is installed under Linux? Oh man... boot up into win95 and see what com port it is on. The modem then should be /dev/cua<port number>
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ibishopCommented:
Internal modem on a HP Pavillion is most likely going to be a WinModem - which is going to cause you a problem under Linux.

I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure the last few Pavillions I touched all had WinModems as standard equipment.
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edskeeCommented:
Eew, that is a problem. See if Win95/8 sees a com port for it. control panel->modems
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j2Commented:
HP Pavillion uses a Rockwell based HCF device, not supported by linux.
 http://www.redhat.com/support/hardware/intel/61/rh6.1-hcl-i.ld-14.html for details (just as valid even if you do not run RedHat)
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dstott1Author Commented:
It is on com port 2
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j2Commented:
edskee: you are quite right, as i said, they are rockwell based HCF modems. (which isnt a winmodem, since WinModem is a USR trademark, but will only run with the help of softweare only available for windows)
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dstott1Author Commented:
It is on com port 2
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edskeeCommented:
what program are you trying to make use the modem? It should work if you use the device /dev/cua2. You might need to run linuxconf to link /dev/modem to /dev/cua2.

I dont know much about those rockwell devices... check that link J2 gave you.
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j2Commented:
HCF = Rockwell Winmodem.

I refuse to use the word "winmodem" about a device unless it is actually a "US Robotics / 3Com Winmodem"  (it is a registered trademark of USR / 3Com)
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dstott1Author Commented:
Tahnks for the help I guess I'll buy a new modem.
Any suggestions?
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j2Commented:
Anything external :)
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