Loïc Grenié loic.grenie at
Thu Jan 21 17:33:00 UTC 2010

2010/1/21 NoOp <glgxg at>:
> The recent storms rolling through California wreaked havoc on the power
> grids & I'm once again in search of how to install a supplied laptop
> win/softmodem in linux. The new laptop (HP G60-530US) came in handy
> today when the power went out (several times); I was easily able to
> dual-boot into Win7 and connect to a standard POTS line (even with all
> power out) and get on-line. Unfortunately I failed to spend days & days
> beforehand trying to figuring out how to get the modem to work with
> Ubuntu...
> The modem identifies itself in Win7 as a "HDAUDIO Soft Data Fax Modem
> with SmartCP" which I gather from googling is it most likely a Conexant
> device. ScanModem doesn't recognize the device, but 'sudo ./scanModem
> fake 14f1:2f00' does.
> Tried the linuxant drivers & all that resulted in was a complete lost of
> sound on the laptop after installing the alsa-driver-linuxant. Ended up
> purging & rebooting in order to get my sound back. Could be that I was
> running the 2.6.31-18-generic(64bit) (I'll back down to -17 to see if
> that makes a difference).
> Tried to find the Dell drivers, but Dell seems to have 404'ed their
> modem-drivers site... Overall it's pretty frustrating as we tend to
> forget to try and get these things working until it comes time when we
> actually need them (Haiti might be a good reminder). Anyway, anyone have
> an 'how-to' for getting one of these modems working on an HP G60-530US?

     You might want to consider the Rosewill USB modem

  because it is a real hardware modem. It works with the ACM
  driver. Even my ASUS WL-500g router manages to drive one...
  I always have one with me (for my Linux laptop) and I leave one
  at home (so that my router can send and receive faxes).

    It depends how much you are willing to invest !


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