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RIPTIDE driver installation

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Please see the README file for general information.


Remove any old RIPTIDE drivers, either manually or by running "rpm -e riptide" or "make uninstall" if using the RPM or tar versions of this package respectively.


If your Linux distribution supports the RPM Package Manager, and has a recent libc, it is easiest to install the binary RPM package with METHOD A. METHOD B is for distributions without RPM support, or those who prefer not to use RPM.


If you have obtained the driver package in RPM format:

1. install the rpm with "rpm -i riptide-{version}.{arch}.rpm"

2. optionally re-run "ripconfig" to complete the installation (if necessary).

If you need to rebuild the binary RPM from source, you can get the TAR package and run: "rpmbuild -tb riptide-{version}.tar.gz" (if rpmbuild is not found, you might have to install the rpm-build package or if you have an older RPM version, try "rpm --rebuild ...")


If you have obtained the driver package in tar format:

1. extract the package with "tar -xzf riptide-{version}.tar.gz"

2. change to the package directory with "cd riptide-{version}"

3. run "make install" from the top of the package directory.

4. run "ripconfig" to complete the installation and configure your board.

(Alternatively to this whole procedure you may generate RPMS from the tar package using rpm -ta riptide-{version}.tar.gz")


If an error occurred during installation, please see the sections 'BUGS' and 'REPORTING PROBLEMS' below.

Once the drivers are installed and configured, you should check the entries in /etc/modules.conf to ensure that no other conflicting "sound" alias or audio/dsp/midi configuration exists.

The "ripconfig" command can be used to recompile (generic packages only) the kernel modules after installation. Run "ripconfig --help" for usage information.


The RIPTIDE drivers can be manually unloaded using the "ripstop" command.


If for any reason you wish to un-install the RIPTIDE drivers from your system, the proper way to proceed depends on how they were initially installed.

If you used an RPM installation method, execute "rpm -e riptide" to remove the package. If you used the tar method, change your current directory to where you extracted the archive, and execute "make uninstall"


If you require assistance or need more information, go to:

Conexant Systems neither distributes nor maintains this package. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT CONEXANT REGARDING THIS SOFTWARE!!!


A list of currently known problems is included in the file "BUGS".


Additional problem reports or patches may be sent to:

Enclosing the output of "ripconfig --dumpdiag" in your report can greatly facilitate problem resolution.



User comment:

Hi, I just wanted to drop a quick note to say thank you for providing the drivers for these modems. These have been an absolute saviour for me! I have used Mandrake 9 and more recently Red hat 9 at home so it is important to me to be able to use a dial-up connection. For example, even though I have all the packages for Ximian desktop 2 on CD it still needs to connect to the Ximian site to check for dependencies or something... So I can't install it without your drivers! So I have just downloaded the Red Hat 9 drivers for HSF modems and will be installing tonight. So a big THANK YOU for all responsible for the drivers and those who sponsor your work!!!! Regards

Aaron Symes (Australia)

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