Debian with Aztech V.90 Modem

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--------------------------  System information ----------------------------
CPU=i686,  debian ,  ALSA_version=1.0.24
Linux version 2.6.39-2-686-pae (Debian 2.6.39-3) (ben@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) (gcc version 4.4.6 (Debian 4.4.6-6) ) #1 SMP Tue Jul 5 03:48:49 UTC 2011
 scanModem update of:  2011_02_04

/etc/lsb-release not found

Presently install your Linux Distributions dkms package. It provides for automated driver updates,
following upgrade of your kernel.  For details see

 There are no blacklisted modem drivers in /etc/modprobe*  files 

 Potentially useful modem drivers now loaded are:

Attached USB devices are:
 ID 0458:0084 KYE Systems Corp. (Mouse Systems) 
 ID 0603:00f2 Novatek Microelectronics Corp. 
 ID 0483:7554 SGS Thomson Microelectronics 56k SoftModem
If a cellphone is not detected, see
A sample report is:

Candidate PCI devices with modem chips are:
00:05.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP61 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
High Definition Audio cards can host modem chips.

For candidate card in slot 00:05.0, firmware information and bootup diagnostics are:
 PCI slot	PCI ID		SubsystemID	Name
 ----------	---------	---------	--------------
 00:05.0	10de:03f0	1849:0397	Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP61 High Definition Audio 

 Modem interrupt assignment and sharing: 
  21:         15       2399   IO-APIC-fasteoi   sata_nv, hda_intel
 --- Bootup diagnostics for card in PCI slot 00:05.0 ----
[    0.150018] pci 0000:00:05.0: [10de:03f0] type 0 class 0x000403
[    0.150028] pci 0000:00:05.0: reg 10: [mem 0xfbff8000-0xfbffbfff]
[    0.150059] pci 0000:00:05.0: PME# supported from D3hot D3cold
[    0.150062] pci 0000:00:05.0: PME# disabled
[    7.094503] HDA Intel 0000:00:05.0: PCI INT B -> Link[LAZA] -> GSI 21 (level, low) -> IRQ 21
[    7.094571] HDA Intel 0000:00:05.0: setting latency timer to 64

 The PCI slot 00:05.0 of the modem card may be disabled early in 
 a bootup process,  but then enabled later. If modem drivers load 
 but the  modem is not responsive, read DOCs/Bootup.txt about possible fixes.
 Send dmesg.txt along with ModemData.txt to discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
 if help is needed.

===== Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) diagnostics ===== 
The ALSA packages provide audio support and also drivers for some modems.
ALSA diagnostics are written during bootup to /proc/asound/ folders.

The modem cards detected by "aplay -l"  are: None

The /proc/asound/pcm file reports:
00-00: VT1708S Analog : VT1708S Analog : playback 2 : capture 2

about /proc/asound/cards:
 0 [NVidia         ]: HDA-Intel - HDA NVidia
                      HDA NVidia at 0xfbff8000 irq 21

 PCI slot 00:05.0 has a High Definition Audio Card
 The drivers are in the kernel modules tree at:

 The HDA diagnostics did not recognize a modem chip on the audio subsystem,
 though a Conexant chip modem might not be recognized.

=== Finished firmware and bootup diagnostics, next deducing cogent software. ===

Predictive  diagnostics for card in bus 002:
	Modem chipset  detected on
SLOT="Bus 002 Device 004:"
NAME="SGS Thomson Microelectronics 56k SoftModem"

For a detailed USB cellphone usage report, see 
 For candidate modem in:  002
    SGS Thomson Microelectronics 56k SoftModem
      Primary device ID:  0483:7554
 Support type needed or chipset:	slusb

There is a package sl-modem-source providing a source code the modem driver slusb ,
If can be searched for at  After downloading install under Linux with:
  $ sudo dpkg -i sl*.deb
It is preferable to install the dkms package first.
With DKMS support installed, driver updates with kernel updates will be automatically done.

The modem is supported by the Smartlink slusb
plus the slmodemd helper utility.  Read the
DOCs/Smartlink.txt and Modem/DOCs/YourSystem.txt for follow through guidance.

For 2.6.39-2-686-pae compiling drivers is necessary. As of October 2007 the current packages at  are the
ungrab-winmodem-20070505.tar.gz and slmodem-2.9.11-20080126.tar.gz

Writing DOCs/Smartlink.txt
============ end Smartlink section =====================

Predictive  diagnostics for card in bus 00:05.0:
	Modem chipset not detected on
NAME="Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP61 High Definition Audio "

 For candidate modem in:  00:05.0
   0403 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP61 High Definition Audio 
      Primary device ID:  10de:03f0
    Subsystem PCI_id  1849:0397 
    Softmodem codec or chipset from diagnostics: 
                               from    Archives: 

Support type needed or chipset:	

Support can likely be achieved through two mutually exclusive alternatives:
1) The hsfmodem software for Conexant chipset modems: Read DOCs/Conexant.txt
The following ALSA alternative CANNOT work with Conexant modems.

2) An ALSA modem driver plus slmodemd.  Read DOCs/Smartlink.txt for details, and
to test get the package SLMODEMD_gcc4.4_alsa1.0.24.tar.gz from:

 A UDEV device file system is not active.

 The kernel was compiled with gcc version 4.4.6 and a compiler is not installed

 linux-headers-2.6.39-2-686-pae resources needed for compiling are not manifestly ready!
 The code linking utility, ld, may be needed and is provided in the binutils package 

 If compiling is necessary packages must be installed, providing:
	gcc-4.4 make linux-headers-2.6.39-2-686-pae

For Debian and some related distributions, a package kernel-kbuild-2.6-39 may be needed to support driver compiling.

If a driver compilation fails, with message including some lack of some FileName.h (stdio.h for example), then
Some additional kernel-header files need installation to /usr/include. The minimal additional packages are libc6-dev
and any of its dependents, under Ubuntu linux-libc-dev

If an alternate ethernet connection is available,
$  apt-get update
$  apt-get -s install linux-kernel-devel
will install needed packages.
For Debian/Ubuntu related distributions, run the following command to display the needed package list:

Otherwise packages have to be found through
Once downloaded and transferred into a Linux partition,
they can be installed alltogether with:
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Checking settings of:	/etc/ppp/options
asyncmap 0
lcp-echo-interval 30
lcp-echo-failure 4

In case of a message like:
   Warning: Could not modify /etc/ppp/pap-secrets: Permission denied

For guidance on FAX usage, get from  get faxing.tar.gz
It has samples for a modem using port /dev/ttySL0, which must be changed to match your modem's port.

Read Modem/DOCs/YourSystem.txt concerning other COMM channels: eth0
Which can interfere with Browser naviagation.

 Don't worry about the following, it is for experts should trouble shooting be necessary.

 Checking for modem support lines:
     /device/modem symbolic link:   
slmodemd created symbolic link /dev/ttySL0:  
     Within /etc/udev/ files:

     Within /etc/modprobe.conf files:
/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf:options snd-atiixp-modem index=-2
/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf:options snd-via82xx-modem index=-2
/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base-blacklist.conf:# Uncomment these entries in order to blacklist unwanted modem drivers
/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base-blacklist.conf:# blacklist snd-atiixp-modem
/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base-blacklist.conf:# blacklist snd-via82xx-modem
     Within any ancient /etc/devfs files:

     Within ancient kernel 2.4.n /etc/module.conf files:

--------- end modem support lines --------

 For Debian users, the linux-headers-2.6.39-2-686-pae.deb can be used instead of kernel-source/

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