Marek McGann wrote:
>The Lucent Winmodem:
>>I tried installling Mandrake's 2.4.25 kernel in order to try to get the
>Lucent working, but the machine won't even book with this kernel,
>basically hauling up over /dev/hda with the complaint: DMA disabled,
>"device not ready for command" and having continual timeouts after that.
>Google suggests there may be an irq conflict somewhere but I've no idea
>how to resolve that, or why the 2.4 kernel would suffer whereas 2.6
>>If you think you have an IRQ conflict, you can try to narrow it down by
removing and/or disabling hardware in BIOS, and seeing if the system boots.
General Winmodem Information:
NB - I haven't used a Winmodem for about a year, so this information may
not be the most up-to-date. I haven't checked any of it.
If your Winmodem has a supported chipset, you can download the
proprietary kernel module which is needed to control it. Most Lucent
chipsets are supported.
Type "lspci -vv" to find out your chipset.
Winmodem modules are available for 2.6.7 and 2.6.8 on Fedora. SuSE
includes the module in disitributions 9.0 and later.
The module you need for 2.4.25 on Mandrake is probably at:
You can download source at:
The module is proprietary so it will "taint" your kernel, which means
the running kernel be flagged as "tainted" by a module whose license is
not compatible with the GPL. Tainted kernels are not supported on LKML
and/or elsewhere. You may have noticed the discussion on ILUG last week
about binary kernel modules...
Also, because the signal processing is done in software, you may notice
the system performance degrades while you dial out.
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