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Conexant HDA modem on Fedora 25?

asked 2017-04-25 14:05:01 -0500

Recently I've acquired an older Dell Latitude E6520 and I'm trying to get everything to work. So far, most things seem to work out of the box (except disabling the trackpoint, but that easy to do yourself). One thing I can't seem to get working is the Conexant HDA modem. I've found that there is a driver available at , but that still pretty much requires a version 2.6 kernel (it requires the file include/linux/version.h). Is there any known driver for this for the most recent Fedora version?

It is a nice to have feature, and as such I don't require the whole 56k. A trial version like on the Linuxant site that does 14.4k would be plenty because it's just for show and not necessarily for actual work. Would it, for example, be possible to expose the device to a KVM machine running an older Fedora or even a proprietary OS with the proper drivers?

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answered 2017-06-20 14:25:22 -0500

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Winmodems have never really been supported on Linux. The easiest solution is just to get a USB modem device. However, it should be possible using KVM to assign the device to a VM and run either Windows or a suitable Linux version to use the modem.

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