[ILUG] Modem Issue
proinnsias at linux.ie
Wed Feb 28 12:22:55 GMT 2007
On Tue, Feb 27, 2007 at 04:47:50PM +0000, David Lewis wrote:
> Good Day.
> Having installed Linux I cannot get the modem to work on my laptop. I also
> cannot revert to Windows XP where it worked satisfactorily. Any advice
> either on getting a suitable modem/software driver or re-installng the
> "safe" XP?
> My laptop is a Acer TravelMate 242LC and I am using Linux Fedora Core 3.
> Any help gratefully appreciated.
> Thank you.
The first thing I'll suggest is that Fedora Core 3 is, at this
stage, quite an old distribution - I (and I'm sure others here) would
recommend a more modern distribution such as Ubuntu 6.06 or Fedore Core
However, that information doesn't solve your immediate problem.
The Acer Travelmate 242LC is listed on :
The modem would seem to be an intel AC97 based soft-modem
0000:00:1e.3 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6
Family) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03)
(something similar should show up in an "lcpci" listing)
if so - you may be in luck - www.linmodems.org points to :
http://developer.intel.com/design/modems/support/drivers.htm as a source
for intel chipset drivers.
As for returning to windows - without knowing details of how you
installed, this may be difficult
Can you post the contents of
in a reply, there's a chance you completely overwrote your windows
install on the computer, in which case - the only way back is to
Hope this helps
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