[hsflinux] hsf modem on Dell Inspiron 2650

Tony Earnshaw tonni at billy.demon.nl
Tue Jan 20 01:56:32 EST 2004

fre, 2002-08-30 kl. 15:00 skrev Yehudi Levine:

> Just thought I'd let you know that Dell managed to achieve the fantastically low
> price of the Inspiron 2650 by removing all traces of a serial com
> port. At least that's the message from their technical service. So I
> presume that accounts for the dumbness of my modem.

tir, 2002-08-27 kl. 11:57 skrev Yehudi Levine: 

> I am running mandrake 8.2 on a Dell Inspiron 2650 laptop supposedly
> equipped with a Actiontec MD56ORD V.92 MDC modem. It was identified as
> an HSF modem under WindowsXP, though it seems to be an unknown
> quantity under mandrake Linux.

I don't want to seem querulous, but an awful lot of people here since
the beginning of May last have announced that they have Inspirons
(mostly if not all 8xxx) series with MD56ORD modems. As for my Compaq,
Presario notebook neither does it have a serial port or guts (the modem
is from VIA). Most of the Dell modems work under Linux now, with HSF
drivers, as does my Compaq.

Could it be that your Mandrake things need some adjustment? See the
wealth of postings admitting to kernel incompatibility.

However, you're right in as much as the production of a standard driver
for a wealth of distros, kernels and hardware configurations doesn't yet
seem to be an exact science.




Tony Earnshaw

The usefulness of RTFM is vastly overrated.

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