Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 250806
smolt reports wrong driver for 56k winmodem
Last modified: 2008-06-16 22:05:37 EDT
Description of problem:
smolt gnerates serial driver as the driver for Smartlink 56K Modem. This is
incorrect information as the driver(s) used are from Smartlink Section of
LinModem Resource Page
serial MODEM pci Smart Link Ltd. SmartLink SmartPCI562 56K Modem Smart Link
Fedora 6 smolt profile
and Fedora 7 smolt profile
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
[olivares@localhost ~]$ rpm -qa smolt
and the other one in Fedora 6 which I will put here later. Im doing this from
Fedora 7 which also has same mistake.
Part of the reason that smolt can say that the serial driver is the one is
because of the following issue:
Since then this problem has not gone away. ungrab-winmodem is the quick fix for
Run mmolt and send profile
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run smolt
2. select yes on smolt prompt
3. open your smolt profile on web browser and check driver for Modem
the two drivers
support the Smartlink 56K winmodem
For a better explanation of what is going on please look at
and at the homepage
for more slmodemd examples and howto's for better infomation.
lspci for modem returns
00:0a.0 Modem: Smart Link Ltd. SmartLink SmartPCI562 56K Modem (rev 04)
Should you need more information, I will be glad to try to help out.
Created attachment 160643 [details]
The file generated by scanModem that gives more information about Modem
Thanks for this, I have a strong feeling this is a design flaw in the way I
setup how devices are submitted. we'll have to come up with a fix for it.
smolt gets the modem correctly on the other machine running Fedora 7
Driver Modem Type ... ..... ......
Unknown OTHER pci Agere Systems LT WinModem Agere Systems
lspci reports it as
00:0a.0 Communication controller: Agere Systems LT WinModem (rev 02)
So the problem might not be with smolt, but with the serial driver capturing the
modem and not releasing it. Just a thought.
Do I send in the Fedora 6 information?
Please let me know if you need something.
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