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Mint-8 Can't configure to see modem

Postby azumi on Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:45 pm

I just upgraded from mint-7 to mint-8 from the linux-user mag.

The problem I have is:

I use a Dell laptop with soundcard "modem" and the commercial hsf modem package from conexant.
On mint-7 everything works fine.

On mint-8 the modem (ALSA based ?) software compiles/makes fine but the hsfconfig that
needs running after says "no device detected by hsf driver"

Q: Is it possible I need source files for the kernel or ALSA ?
If so how do I set about getting them given that I need the modem to work first?

Is there a .DEB download repository somewhere?
Also how do I configure the dialup - I can't see the dial program?

If it isn't that any other help would be very welcome.
(Bear in mind I'm fairly new to linux)

TIA

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Re: Mint-8 Can't configure to see modem

Postby azumi on Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:30 am

As there was no response here I followed advice in another thread to remove "pulse audio" whatever that is.
The thread said it was incompatible with ALSA so how it got installed I don't know.

Anyway - I uninstalled it with synaptic and it trashed the entire installation.
I now have no desktop at all just a black screen.

I'm just trying to get a simple modem to work.

Help please?

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Re: Mint-8 Can't configure to see modem

Postby azumi on Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:13 am

OK So it MAY be working. I can't say solved because I can't find the ppp dialer to try it.

I reformatted the hard drive and re-installed from scratch again and it worked this time.
As this is what I did before I dont know what went wrong but I'm happy it's now working - maybe!
See my PPP dialer thread.

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