Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 480840
Please enable CONFIG_CAPI_EICON for x86_64 (already enabled for ix86)
Last modified: 2014-07-06 13:00:52 EDT
Description of problem:
There are only less active ISDN card controllers supported fine with Linux
and even less supported with HylaFax which is CAPI incompatible. Yes, there
is capi4hylafax, but that software is unmaintained for years now as well.
So in the past there was the active AVM B1 ISDN card which has worked very
well. Unluckily this card is 5V only and can't be used in modern or at least
recent server hardware, which usually only has PCI-X (3.3V only) or PCIe
(3.3V or 12V).
The only reasonable alternative seems to be Dialogic Diva (former Eicon);
so please enable for x86_64 the CONFIG_CAPI_EICON - on ix86 this is already
case. As far as I got Chuck Ebbert, this seems to be an accident in Fedora
which slipped into Red Hat Enterprise Linux as well. So CONFIG_CAPI_EICON
is enabled on ix86, but not on x86_64.
The Dialogic Diva (former Eicon) cards are known to work on ix86 and x86_64;
for ppc and so on I can't tell you that for sure. These cards are available
as PCI-X and as well as PCIe - very future oriented, AVM sales itself was stating on the phone to me, that they will not provide something else except
AVM B1 and if we don't like it, we simply shall look for another product...
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Enabled CONFIG_CAPI_EICON on x86_64 same as on ix86.
Please also have a look to bug #480839 in order to enable the missing CONFIG_ISDN_DIVAS* options in the kernel (ix86 and x86_64). Bug #480837 is
the corresponding bug report for Fedora.
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