Jaunty amd64, 3Com 5610 fax modem needs driver

Asked by John Hagerman on 2009-07-10

USRobotics lists a linux driver for its' 5610 series modems, but it is .rpm. Alien will convert it to .deb, but not in amd64 systems.
Anybody worked out a solution? Modification to Alien so it will convert in amd64? Modification to driver already converted to .deb?
John

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Johan Van de Wauw (johanvdw) said : #1

Most likely, you don't need to install a separate driver, but the driver is already included in the kernel (although I'm not sure it is in the standard configuration).
Can you post the output of (run in a terminal)
lspci
here (the parts about your modem).

John Hagerman (handj949) said : #2

Johan Van de Wauw wrote:
> Your question #76561 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/76561
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Johan Van de Wauw requested for more information:
> Most likely, you don't need to install a separate driver, but the driver is already included in the kernel (although I'm not sure it is in the standard configuration).
> Can you post the output of (run in a terminal)
> lspci
> here (the parts about your modem).
>
>
Here's the requested info (note I have been using this modem for fax
with Ubuntu since Dapper, using the 3Com Red Hat driver adapted to deb
with Alien. This is my first rig in AMD64, and the adapted driver does
not work in it. Also, Alien on AMD64 refuses to convert the Red Hat
driver.)

00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RD780 Northbridge only dual
slot PCI-e_GFX and HT1 K8 part
00:02.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RD790 PCI to PCI bridge
(external gfx0 port A)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RD790 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI
express gpp port A)
00:0a.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RD790 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI
express gpp port F)
00:11.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 SATA
Controller [IDE mode]
00:12.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0
Controller
00:12.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700 USB OHCI1 Controller
00:12.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0
Controller
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700 USB OHCI1 Controller
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 3a)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 IDE Controller
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 LPC host controller
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
00:14.5 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI2
Controller
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h [Opteron,
Athlon64, Sempron] HyperTransport Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h [Opteron,
Athlon64, Sempron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h [Opteron,
Athlon64, Sempron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h [Opteron,
Athlon64, Sempron] Miscellaneous Control
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h [Opteron,
Athlon64, Sempron] Link Control
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G94 [GeForce 9600
GT] (rev a1)
02:00.0 SATA controller: JMicron Technologies, Inc. JMicron 20360/20363
AHCI Controller (rev 02)
02:00.1 IDE interface: JMicron Technologies, Inc. JMicron 20360/20363
AHCI Controller (rev 02)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 03)
04:07.0 Serial controller: 3Com Corp, Modem Division 56K FaxModem Model
5610 (rev 01)
04:0e.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB23
IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)

John Hagerman (handj949) said : #3

Hey - solved my own problem - but I'm not exactly sure how.
Being a convert from Windows, it never occurred to me to try TTYS0 (the0!) in the efax settings - and that seems to be the only problem. Alien apparently converted the .rpm file and put it where I didn't look (and told me it couldn't convert the file!). I found the converted file by accident and installed it, but because I tried every TTYS EXCEPT TTYS0, it didn't work. Then I read the README and discovered it needed TTYS0 set in efax. Bingo!
I'm learning!

Jack