[hsflinux] Problem using cnxtinstall.run with Debian Linux For Conexant HSF 56K Data/Fax Modem
marc at linuxant.com
Fri Aug 12 12:56:22 EDT 2011
We are less active in terms of Press Releases these days but new versions of the HSF and ALSA drivers are in the works to support latest kernels. Stay tuned...
On 2011-08-12, at 12:52 PM, P. C. Chan wrote:
> The HSFmodem does require patching alsa driver on my thinkpad that uses snd_hda_intel if I remember correctly. The alsa patch is only up to 1.0.23 but the kernel has been using 1.0.24 for a long time.
> At one time unpatched alsa driver did not even compile on newer kernels, I had to keep patching the driver inside the kernel directly instead of trying to compile the one posted on alsa-project.org. The new kernels may be giving everyone a hard time. :)
> Looking at the About Linuxant "News" & Announcement on the web, the last one was dated 2006. I wonder if the company is still in business. :(
>> Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2011 16:53:25 +0100
>> From: chris at cvine.freeserve.co.uk
>> To: p_c_chan at hotmail.com
>> CC: jhart at customstaffing.com; hsflinux at lists.linuxant.com
>> Subject: Re: [hsflinux] Problem using cnxtinstall.run with Debian Linux For Conexant HSF 56K Data/Fax Modem
>> On Fri, 12 Aug 2011 10:30:56 -0400
>> "P. C. Chan" <p_c_chan at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>> The laptop I am using now at work requires the alsa driver to be
>>> patched as well. I'll try the patch at home to see if it works for
>>> 3.0.1. I don't have to patch alsa on my desktop at home.
>> I thought it was HCF which requires the alsa driver? The patch will
>> almost certainly not work with the HCF driver (although you could use it
>> as a template).
>>> I think the kernel has changed quite a bit, more than the lock.
>> Indeed it has. The patch deals with the relevant changes. However, a
>> considerable number of them are to do with changes to the locking
>> primitives in the kernel (not just the removal of the global lock).
>> There was also an ioctl change.
>>> kept patching it on my own till somewhat 2.6.37 and gave up since the
>>> modem is something I haven't been using for years and probably
>>> something I can live without.
>> I use it for faxing.
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