Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 329161
No hardware support for integrated modem on Dell Inspiron 1520 (Conexant HDA D330 MDC v.92)
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:18 EST
Description of problem:
There is no hardware support for the integrated modem on Dell Inspiron 1520
Modem is a Conexant HDA D330 MDC v.92 modem.
Here is the smolt hardware profile of Dell Inspiron 1520:
and here is the full output of /sbin/lspci -vv
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Integrated modem is not recognised by any application on Dell Inspiron 1520.
Integrated modem should be "seen" by applications like mgetty.
Here's information supplied by Dell:
I've managed to convert the supplied .deb package to .rpm, using the "alien"
software and this procedure:
After a reboot, the hardware reports (please see Dell's procedure, in the first
Codec: Conexant ID 2c06
Vendor Id: 0x14f12c06
Subsystem Id: 0x14f1000f
Revision Id: 0x100000
Modem Function Group: 0x
No succes for the actual modem, yet.
Created attachment 226111 [details]
The ModemData.txt, produced by scanmodem script
As instructed on http://www.linmodems.org, I used the "scanmodem" script to find
out as much data as possible. Attached is the ModemData.txt file, automatically
produced by the scanmodem script
According to the scanmodem script, it seems all the relevant information for
this type of modem (including a free driver in source format) is here:
Any idea, please ?
Thanks a lot,
It seems Linuxant has a driver here:
but some users report problems:
This driver isn't open source, so cannot be included in neither the upstream
kernel, or Fedora.
FYI, here's what Linuxant support officially says about this:
this modem is likely supported by our HSF driver that you can download at:
We provide pre-compiled packages for various x86 Fedora 7 kernels. For Fedora 8
and x86_64 support, you should use the generic package of the driver in the RPM
format for the required architecture available at:
Note that Fedora 8 is not officially supported at the moment since it's still a
beta. However, we are interested in bug report if you are willing to test it.
Please let us know if you require more assistance.
Technical specialist / Linuxant
The source of the driver *is* available.
Maybe someone is interested in writing a free driver for this ?
We can't fix this problem; it's up to Linuxant to provide the source.