[hsflinux] error:hsf driver not active NEED HELP

Linuxant support (Jonathan) support at linuxant.com
Tue Sep 6 11:32:47 EDT 2005


you are probably affected by a known issue with the currently version 
( x86_64 HSF driver and it can be fixed by using the 
patch named 'hsf-' available at:



Technical specialist / Linuxant
support at linuxant.com

Brian Springstead wrote:
> Of course I am having problems getting my modem to work.  I downloaded 
> hsfmodem-, upacked
> it and did a "make install".  I got this package because the others 
> listed didn't seem to fit my system.  It seemed to install ok, then it 
> asked me to run "hsfconfig".  It asked for a location and I accepted the 
> default which looked right (/lib/modules/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4) I got a done 
> message, but then I got "ERROR: hsf driver not active".  I read the FAQ 
> (no help, this problem isn't even mentioned).  I searched the archives 
> and found a few other people with this same problem but I didn't find a 
> solution that worked for me.  I got the same results with a web search.  
> I used "hsfconfig --dumpdiag" but the file it produced was nearly 250k, 
> so I didn't upload it.
> I tried using modprobe to install these modules but I got:
> WARNING: Error inserting hsfosspec 
> (/lib/modules/2.6.11-1.1369_FC4/exta/hsfosspec.ko): Unknown symbol in 
> module or unknown parameter (see dmesg)
>            ...couple more similar messages and then...
> FATAL: similar stuff as above
> An "lspci" gives me:
> 02:01.0 Communication controller Conexant: Unknown device 2f20
> I used an application called "list_modem" (in Windows) I found somewhere 
> on the web on the same machine and it gave me the follow information:
> type: HSF
> vendor id: 14F1
> device id: 2F20
> subvendor id: 14F1
> subdevice id: 2000
> revision: 00
> Machine information:
> emachines T6212
> AMD64 Athlon 3200+
> 512m RAM
> 160G HD
> Fedora Core 4
> kernel: standard FC4 install 2.6.11-1.1369_FC4
> I am open to suggestions, since I am not sure what is the cause of the 
> problem.  Thanks in advance.
> Brian
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