View Full Version : modem installed?, but not found in linux

13-07-2003, 04:52 PM
Hi, have run scanmodem and found what rpm file I need, I have installed this, but when I try dialing out (with KPPP) it still comes up with can't open modem.

Using Red Hat 8

the installer i used was


Any ideas what my next step is? Havne't been able to find much on the web. Most things talking about finding the driver, which as far as I am aware I have done.

Dolby Digital
13-07-2003, 06:06 PM
Is it a hardware or winmodem? Is it a supported winmodem?

13-07-2003, 07:40 PM
If you can't find any instructions on the page you got it from, have a look at what was included in the package.

Have a look in /usr/share/doc for anything that looks related. It should be in a directory called ltmodem or similar.

The following will give you a list of files installed (assuming ltmodem is the name of the package):

rpm -q --list ltmodem

13-07-2003, 09:05 PM
It is a winmodem.

Lucent with DSP chipset, the ID number is 11C1:044A.

In one of the readme files it says that if it is with the range 11c1:0440-045c then it will be supported. Not clued up enough on hex to know if this is in the range or not.

14-07-2003, 12:14 AM
Yes, its in the range.

044A (1098 decimal) is greater than 0440 (1088) and less than 045c (1116).

:-( Make sure the readme is up to date before you give up.

14-07-2003, 02:27 AM
To be honest if you can afford it I wouldn't muck around with a WinModem I would buy an external modem as they are true modems. Some USB modems are not true modems.