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3. Installing a modem driver

You have not to read this section entirely; just read one matching with your modem. For the moment, it just describes how to install a LT Modem, using the Lucent and OpenSource driver. If you have written or used an other Winmodem driver, Open or Closed Source, you can email me (alexandre12@mageos.com), and I will include it in this section.

3.1 ltmodem 5.78

URL: http://www.tux.org/pub/dclug/marvin/ltmodem-5.78e.tar.gz

Author: Lucent

License: Non-GPL

Supports: ISA/PCI modem, with a Lucent chipset (Mars family)

Features: Kernel module; simulate a serial port. Does PPP, Fax and Voice

Current Version: 5.78e

Documentation: README-1ST

Requires: 2.2.x or 2.4.x; ISA PNP Support; Loadable module support; C Compiler

How-to-use: Read README-1ST. It is very clear.

Problems:

Comments: Lucent, this time, avoid kernel version and distribution problems by providing the source for some elements.

3.2 The LT WinModem (from Lucent) 5.68 (OBSOLETE)

URL: http://www.linmodems.org/linux568.zip

Author: Lucent Technologies

License: Non-GPL

Supports: ISA/PCI modems, with a Lucent chipset (Mars family)

Features: Kernel module; simulate a serial port. Does PPP, Fax and Voice

Current version (as far as I know): 5.68

Documentation: README

Requires: A 2.2.12 or higher RedHat kernel; loadable module support

How-to-use: Unzip the package ('unzip linux568.zip'), and run ./ltinst. That's all !

Problems:

3.3 The LTMODEM program (OpenSource driver)

URL: http://www.close.u-net.com

Authors: Richard Close and Pavel Machek

License: GPL

Supports: ISA/PCI modems, with Lucent chipsets (Mars family)

Feature: User-space driver; does Voice calls; does not PPP (V90)

Current version (as far as I know): 0.99

Documentation: README

Requires: GNU C Compiler, automake

How-to-use:

Problems:
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