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Re: Can a US Robotics USB Softmodem be made to work on Linux?]




Forwarding this message to the list as I discovered I had accidentally
sent just to Henrique.


On Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 07:55:43PM -0300, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Jun 2017, Jason wrote:
> > I have a U.S. Robotics USR5639 USB modem. I am wondering how hard it
> > is to get it to work with Linux. Using Mint 18.1.
> 
> ...
> 
> > Bus 001 Device 006: ID 047e:2892 Agere Systems, Inc. (Lucent) Systems Soft Modem
> 
> Look for ltmodem and linmodem.  If you are very lucky, it is for that
> generation of softmodems.  But last time I checked, it was for 2.6
> kernels, you'd need its source, and to forward-port it.
> 
> Here's an starting point:
> http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/
> 
> > Is it practical to try to make this work or should I just get a 'real'
> > modem?
> 
> I'd get a real modem.

I bought 2 of these modems brand new and it would be nice to be able
to use them but I'll probably end up getting real harware modems
rather spending too much time and resources trying to get them to work.

I just thought if it would be simple I might attempt it.

Thanks for both replies.
Jason


> 
> It is bad enough you'll waste a lot of CPU on crap USB-RS232 conversion,
> running a full V.92 stack in kernel mode at RT priority on top is too
> annoying for words.
> 
> -- 
>   Henrique Holschuh