[root@localhost mrhinkle]# /sbin/lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82815 815 Chipset Host Bridge and Memory...
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Controller Hub (rev 02) 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82815 815 Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 02) 00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 02) 00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BAM ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02) 00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801BAM IDE U100 (rev 02) 00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #1) (rev 02) 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage Mobility M4 AGP 02:03.0 Multimedia audio controller: ESS Technology ES1983S Maestro-3i PCI Audio Accelerator (rev 10) 02:08.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado] (rev 78) 02:0f.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI4451 PC card Cardbus Controller 02:0f.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI4451 PC card Cardbus Controller 02:0f.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCI4451 IEEE-1394 Controller
What you should look for is a line mentioning your modem I don't have a 56K soft modem so I can't be sure what the output will look like for yours, but this will give you some clues to the chipset. I am assuming that it will include Lucent, Conexant, or Aegere as the chipset. Then I would visit the following sites:
- Linmodems support
- If your chipset indicates that it uses a Conexant chipset than you may want to check out Linuxant. They make a HSF (softmodem) driver for Linux.
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