For those customers currently using Ubuntu 7.04 on a Dell laptop, please be warned that the Conexant hsfmodem driver that we made available for 7.04 does not work with Ubuntu 7.10. If you upgrade a 7.04 installation to 7.10, your modem will no longer work.
We are currently testing a new modem driver for 7.10, but that testing is not yet complete, and the driver is not yet available to customers. If you need your modem to work, please do not upgrade to 7.10 until we have made the new driver available. We expect to have it available for download in the next few weeks.
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Not a problem for me. Since I don't have a landline, I don't use it. But a fair question - will Dell roll out a "version" of 7.10 for existing users (specifically, I'm on an Inspiron E1505n)?
i find this "winmodem" story very amazing.. (but not so amusing)
two bits about my config:
and i have been struggling for a looong time to find the right driver for my modem, under linux.. (i live in italy and i need it when i'm on road, or on holidays..)
no way.. need to pay thos linuxant.com folks for support of a piece (someway) running on the "other os" (dual booting for this simple reason!)
then sometime ago i found here that on the ispiron there was support for the modem under ubuntu 7.04.
so i thought.. mayb it works for me too!
and it did the trick also for my Dell Precision M70.. (up to now, i'm running it under 2.6.22)
nb-venturi:/usr/share/doc/hsfmodem# hsfconfig --infoConexant HSF softmodem driver, version 7.60.00.06oem...Current parameters: ("hsfconfig --info")Config for modem unit 0: /dev/ttySHSF0 Device instance: 0-PCI-8086:266d-14f1:5423 HW revision : CXT23 SSD=20 LSD=0x10 HW profile name: hsfmc97ich Current region : ITALY (T.35 code: 0059)
so i'm wondering why you Dell people are not keen to tell this simple truth to Precision owners..
are Precision linux supported stuff, over there in texas?
i was tempted to put out a page and share this info.. but works never give me rest.
anyway, it's truth that Dell is doing way better then the competitor for the linux camp.
Will the hsf modem driver work for the hcf modem? No, they are different. But, this brings up a good question: Now that Dell is supporting linux on specific models which use the hsf modem, it's good to see that Dell is providing the driver. So, for those who bought a Dell before and have the other (hcf) modem, it would be nice to see Dell provide the driver for it also. John, could you consider this?
@Mike:Some of my friends told me that they had used the driver for HCF and it had worked fine so it's better to test it.As you mentioned you're using Feisty and the DELL driver is available for feisty.
Hope to see you in persons who had made a full switch.
Since there is now an updated HSF driver for Ubuntu i386, could an x86_64 ubuntu .deb package be provided too please? I only see a 64bit rpm and tarball here: http://linux.dell.com/files/ubuntu/modem-drivers/hsf/
Modem Driver for Ubuntu 7.10:
check this link:
Ubunut 7.10 does boot with the Feisty 7.04 kernels such as version 2.6.20-16-generic. Get this linux-image-2.6.20-16-generic package and companion companion linux-headers-2.6.20-16-generic + linux-headers-2.6.20-16 packages by searching the Feisty distribution at http://packages.ubuntu.com/
Under Linux these packages can be coinstalled with:
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb
Then reboot with the -2.6.20-16 and compile the hsfmodem drivers for it.