Ubuntu 8.10 64 bit modem problems.

Loïc Grenié loic.grenie at gmail.com
Mon Mar 16 09:55:12 UTC 2009

2009/3/16 Stephen <stephen_o at rogers.com>:
> Hello
> My modem is a SM56 data/fax by Motorola. I have been trying to get it
> set up so I can send and receive faxes. I found some information about
> slamr(kernal) but I can't seem to find any more info.
> I have downloaded slamr-2.6.27-11-generic with the install instructions.
> Every time I try to install it I get a bunch of errors and it doesn't
> work. I downloaded slamr-2.6.27-7-generic and booted my system with
> kernal 2.6.27-7 and I get an error message that I need the 64bit
> version. I did a google search and couldn't find any 64 bit modem drivers.

     As far as I understand, slamr is a closed-source 32-bit only driver.
  Since you have a 64-bit kernel, you need a 64-bit driver, thus this one
  won't work (this is what the message
FATAL: Error inserting ungrab_winmodem
(/lib/modules/2.6.27-11-generic/extra/ungrab-winmodem.ko): Invalid
module format
  means). You may be able to use 64-bit windows drivers with ndiswrapper
  but I wouldn't bet anything...



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