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I have a PCI modem, Intel 539EP V.92. Additionaly, I have Red Hat 8.0 set up on my computer. Under Windows the modem is insalled in slot com4. I can't figure out how to set up my modem with the Linux OS to get it working. I am aware of how PCI modems are typically nothing more than WinModems that run off of software rather than being a true hardware device. However, I am also aware of existing drivers out that are considered to be LinModems. I have downloaded the relative driver, but I am not sure how to compile it correctly. The file's readme text doesn't help me too much since it uses jargon that I am not yet familiar with. I have also tried the Linmodem.org website for enlightenment, but to no avail. Could some one please help me with this problem explained in Winman terms?

Thank you in advance,
Chris F.
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by:EmbeddedMind
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Without having the readme and being unable to find that model via google; I can give you some advice that will save you much time and headache. Spend 20$ at your local CompUSA (ya ya I know) and get a pctel modem, usually its the store brand. Install that one and boot up, kudzu (Essentially, RH's plug-and-play environment) should auto-detect and load the correct module (driver) for it. I say this because you will save a lot of time, especially as I am having a hard time even finding a reference to that modem (is that the correct number). If you absolutely don't want to do that then we might be able to find another solution. Hope this was helpful.
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by:chrisf1072
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I am sorry, the model is 536EP V.92 not what I have typed in the question. That was a typo.
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Ah, alright thanks that looks like the right model. Here, download this

http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/packages/Intel/Intel-536ep-453-R80.tgz

Put that on a floppy and put it on your linux box. I'm going to assume you know how to copy the data from a floppy to a dir on your box, make sure you have either logged in or su'ed as root. Once you have it copied type these commands, without typing the '#'

# tar xvzf Intel-536ep-453-R80.tgz
# cd Intel-536ep-453-R80
# make clean
# make 536ep
# make install

And that should be it; which may not be it, hopefully though. Hopefully, you installed the kernel source and there is a symlink to it. If that doesn't work let me know and we will have to do some thing manually; it will only be moderately fun then =)
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by:chrisf1072
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Do I have to put this in a specific directory?
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Well, you can put it in /usr/local/src if you like.  Let me know how it works.
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Ok, I installed the file and the process seemed to go fine. At least there where no errors reported during the installation. However, my hardware browser doesn't see the modem and I tried to configure it via network device configurator. I don't know if I used the right port setting though; on Windows the modem is set up in com4. So I used tdyy3 (not sure of the correct name, but I hope you get the right picture. Something3) Is there something else that I have to do? I can email you a copy of the installation log if you need to see it. Thank you!
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