PCI modem are manufactured for 2 different target markets, the MS/Windows market and Non MS/Windows. The MS/Windows market modems are much cheaper to purchase because they are missing the onboard controller chip. The function this chip performs is replaced by an software driver that you have to install on your MS/Window system. These types of modems are referred to as Winmodems.
FBSD will not work with Winmodems in normal native mode. Some Winmodems are manufactured using the Lucent chips. There is an special port "ltmdm" of an Linux driver that will allow FBSD to use some Winmodems that have Lucent chips. There are many versions of the Lucent winmodem chips and the port does not work with all versions. Generally speaking, playing with the "ltmdm" port and getting it working is not an task for the newbe. The simplest way to use an modem for the newbe , is to use an external serial modem that connects to the PCs com ports on the back of your PC. USB external modems also come in the winmodem models and theses will not work with FBSD period. You should read the documentation that came with your modem, and the outside of the box it came in, or go to the manufacture's web site to determine if your modem is an winmodem. You are looking for something that says includes onboard controller and DSP functions which means it's not an winmodem. Review the FBSD boot log /var/run/dmesg.boot file to see if FBSD finds your modem during the boot process. If it does then use 'user ppp' to dial out to your ISP. Read the FBSD handbook about how to set that up. It's not an step by step procedure, but it will give you enough info to point you in the correct direction. If you still have problems then post your dmesg.boot file so people can see what it says to help you more. -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Florian Baier Sent: Saturday, January 17, 2004 7:50 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: isdn soft modem Hi, i'm running FreeBSD 5.2 and want to use my internal AVM Fritz!-Card to establish a Dial-in (56k Modem) and Fax-in Service (14.4k Fax-Service). I' d like to use the mgetty+sendfax package. How can i establish a suitable device (soft-modem) to use it with mgetty? Is i4b the right way? Thanks for help Florian _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"