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Modem drivers compiled for 2.6.25 kernel

April 24, 2008 — BarryK
A lot of work getting there, but I have managed to compile most analog modem drivers with the 2.6.25 kernel. Here are the success stories:

This is for certain Agaere chips. It doesn't actually state in the source package which chips, nor is the 'alias' PCI IDs info placed into the module. So, I will need to treat this as a special case for detection at bootup. Here is a URL with info about chipsets:

The maintainer Jeff trull sent me version 0.4 awhile back, but it didn't compile with the 2.6.25 kernel. I was able to figure out why not. I have created a new patched source package.

Intel 536

This one is getting a bit long in the tooth. It didn't compile, but by examining fixes that Jeff had done for ess and pctel drivers I was able to figure out a fix and this one compiled. Again, I have created a patched source package.

I have always been annoyed with this one, as at configure-time the choice is made what chips it will support, and one has to choose the 'pct789' family as the others don't work properly anyway (and conflict with other drivers, particularly the Smartlink ALSA drivers). But, and here's the annoying part, running 'modinfo pctel' returns all the PCI IDs, even the ones that do not work with this build of the module.
So, I decided to do something about it. I modified the source so that 'modinfo pctel' will only return the aliases for the pct789 famly chips. This means that I can remove a nasty workaround that I had in the boot scripts. Again, I have created a patched source package.

yes. Used with Smartlink.


conexant HDA D330 MDC modem
Username: ferikenagy
it could be included this soft modem Conexant HDA D330 MDC ( it equiped the Dell 1526 (and other dell laptops)? thanks

DELL Conexant Drivers
Username: chicks
"Barry, The DELL version of the Conexant drivers are NOT crippled, they're full speed, and work for a variety of Conexant modems. I posted info about this on the murga forum a few months ago, and someone compiled the driver for Puppy (can't find the post right now, the site is down...)

DELL Conexant Drivers
Username: chicks
"See muggins' post here:

Tags: puppy