Bug 117396 - Unable to install Modem
Summary: Unable to install Modem
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: distribution   
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Version: 1
Hardware: athlon
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2004-03-03 16:35 UTC by Wes Gibbs
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:42 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-04-19 18:32:59 UTC
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Description Wes Gibbs 2004-03-03 16:35:47 UTC
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Description of problem:
I have the current version of Fedora Linux installed on my HP 
Pavallion laptop (ATHLON).  Everything works great except for 
the problems I'm having getting the modem (hardware) driver 
installed...  and yes, it is a physical hardware modem, not a 

At the time when I installed Fedora on this laptop I didn't own the 
modem so no driver was installed on the system at the time.  Later 
when I purchased the modem so that I could get dial-up internet 
access on it, I'm still unable to figure out what exactly needs to 
happen to get this all up and working...

When I did alittle reading on the internet and thought that I might 
be lucky and the system might recognize that I had put a modem in the 
slot and install the driver automatically... (haha)...

Can anyone lead me in the right direction?  I ran some line command 
(can't remember which one) that tried to determine what port the 
modem was on but all failed, it doesn't recognize that the modem's in 
my laptop and plugged into the phone outlet at all...

Thanks in advance,

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Installed Fedora w/o hardware modem in laptop
2.  Later plugged in hardware modem hoping that the machine would 
recognize it and possibly install driver software automatically

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2004-03-04 04:20:34 UTC
What's the output of dmesg after plugging it in?

Comment 2 angelos 2004-04-10 16:11:42 UTC
I have the same problem with my internal modem but I have had it 
before the installtion.

I also notice the /dev/modem file is missing.  Which /dev file are we 
suppose to use.

Comment 3 christopher smith 2004-04-18 14:15:42 UTC
I have installed fedora core 1 to new system ; when I try to activate 
the hardware modem -intel v90/92 56k etc - it returns with the error 
message <failed to activate (isp name) with error 2> any help please

Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2005-03-02 21:41:05 UTC
Does this persist on a newer release such as FC3?

Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2005-04-19 18:32:59 UTC
Closing bugs on older, no longer supported, releases. Apologies for any lack of

Please open a new bug if it persists on a current release, such as FC3.

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