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I am running Red Hat 9 on a new HP Pavilion ze4300. Everything seems to be going pretty well on it and I have it successfully dual booting with Windows XP Home. Despite my best efforts to find clear instructions on the Web, I need some step by step help to get the modem to be recognised. I have visited www.linmodems.org but did not succeed with the self help method here. Can someone clearly and simply help me to get the modem working?
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Oh, by the way - I believe that the modem is ALi M5457 AC-Link Modem based on my Web searching.
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Download the file http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/hsf/free/archive/hsfmodem-6.03.00lnxt03112100free/hsfmodem-6.03.00lnxt03112100free.tar.gz

1. extract the package with "tar -xzf hsfmodem-{version}.tar.gz"

2. change to the package directory with "cd hsfmodem-{version}"

3. run "make install" from the top of the package directory.

4. run "hsfconfig" to complete the installation and configure your modem.

You will need the kernel-source rpm installed on your system - you will find it on your installation cdroms.
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Both answers end up sending me to Linuxant which means that the drivers are not free. Yes, you can get a free driver but it is only 14Kbps rather than the 56Kbps. I ended up using the QuickRestore CDs which wiped Linux from the HD because unfortunately, most of the software bundled with the laptop did not come on separate CDs for installation. Not a satisfactory solution, as if I want to use Linux I now have to purchase PartitionMagic to give myself some room to install and then purchase Linux drivers. :(

Thanks to both of you for trying. I've split the points between you both.
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