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Re: URGENT sis hsp 56 MR modem

On Mon, 2004-10-11 at 19:53, Carroll Grigsby wrote:
> On Monday 11 October 2004 04:06 pm, adel essafi laposte net wrote:
> > hi list
> > please, does someone succeeded to find a driver for a hsp56MR winmodem
> > driver on FC1.
> > thank you
> Adel:
> I've never had any experience with that modem, but I can give you some advice 
> about where you might help you.
> 1. http://www.linmodems.org -- Some excellent background information there, as 
> well as links to other useful sites. Be sure to search their discussion list 
> archives. Also, they have a link to the linmodem how-to. However, be aware 
> that it is three years old, and some of the information may be out of date.

The how-to linked to may be out of date, but the references and drivers
available on the http://www.linmodems.org site are very current.

The mailing list there is also current and the developers are very
active on it. 

> 2. I found one applicable thread in the Fedora list archives: 
> http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=fedora-list&w=2&r=1&s=hsp56+mr&q=b
> 3. Search google for "linux fedora hsp56mr" and "linux fedora hsp56 mr". (If I  
> were more skilled at using google I could probably devise a better query to 
> cover both model numbers at one time.) Incidentally, the generated lists 
> could be reduced by using Google's language choice option.
> Several years ago, the standard response on linux mailing lists to your 
> question would have been, "It won't work and you have to buy a real serial 
> port modem". Fortunately, through the hard work of some members of the linux 
> community, workarounds and fixes have been devised so that it is now possible 
> to make many winmodems workable. However, I will stay with my beloved Zoom 
> external serial modem: no drivers, no compilations, it just works.
The progress since those days is phenomenal, even though certain
manufacturers do not support linux on their modems.  Most do or have 3rd
party drivers available and the hard part is identifying the proper
chipset on the modem and then installing the proper drivers. 
www.linmodems.com is your friend there.

> -- cmg

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