Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 88756
Modem not recognized
Last modified: 2015-03-04 20:12:12 EST
Description of problem: Installed Linux 8.0. It did not recognize my built in
modem "HSP56 Micromodem", says I don't have a modem. I can't figure out how
to get it to work. (It is on Com3 in windows). (I just guessed the component,
you should have a don't know catagory)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Could you provide a little more information about the modem and the hardware of
I belive this may be a socalled winmodem, most of which are not supported in Red
Read ya, Phil
PS: This is therefore most likely more of a kernel and/or redhat-config-network
I too am having the same problem. My Hardware browser has detected the modem
to CM8738. I have downloaded pctel-0.9.6 from http://www.linmodems.org, which
is stated to support modems, among others, cm8x. After configuring the modem
and running 'make' and 'make install', I am not able to run 'insmod', as the
software returns the error message that the module I am trying to install was
written in gcc 2, whereas the kernel which is running in my system was written
in gcc 3 and this is not likely to work.
PS: My modem is also HSP56 Micromodem.
Which explains it: We don't ship any binary only kernel modules with Red Hat
Linux, so the linmodem won't work out of the box.
Additionally the linmodem binary module only driver has obviously been compiled
with an older gcc (gcc2), and therefore loading it as a module for a gcc3
compiled kernel is very strongly discouraged.
You can try by using insmod -f <module>, but remember that we don't support
systems with binary only modules loaded.
Read ya, Phil
Thank you for the tip. That worked and I am able to connect to the net.