View Full Version : Internet and Printer Problems

4th May 2004, 05:03 AM
Hey, I just installed Fedora Core 1 and it doesn't detect my modem, or my printer (or atleast my printer doesnt print anything.) I checked the Telus and Epson websites, and neither have any Linux drivers. Does anyone know any way I could make these work? The names of the two things are:

Epson Stylus Color 740

Fedora thinks my printer is 'generic' but nothing prints from it, and Fedora detects my Ethernet card (SMC Fast Ethernet PCI Card, Fedora thinks its a Lynksis card), but not my modem. This really sucks... by the way, I'm a Linux n00b.

**EDIT: The hardware manager recognizes my printer, but can't find drivers for it.

4th May 2004, 11:03 PM
Epson Stylus Color 740



Try http://eciadsl.flashtux.org/modems.php?lang=en

5th May 2004, 03:48 AM
I got the printer to work. Turns out I just had to set up a printer que or something.

Still no dice with the modem though :( I think my modem might be only functional on windows... stupid Daewoo...

5th May 2004, 09:19 AM
Oh well.

5th May 2004, 03:44 PM
I think I found a solution, may not work for me, but it works for others with the same problem - a PCI modem. You do need windows on the machine that you have the Fedora instalation on though.

Go to http://www.pcitree.de and download the program. Then once you got it installed (you got to copy hpl.sys or somthing to System32/drivers), run it, and find your modem on the list. It should be something allong the lines of Communication Device (followed by information about it.) Hold your mouse over it for the aditional text, and look for something inside brackets like [ ] inside will be the name of your modems chipset. Then look at the numbers and such abit to the left and right of the chipset name. Write them down.

Next, go to http://start.at/modem go to one of the mirrors, and scroll down to where it says 'view the PCI list', click there. At the top of the modem list, click on the chipset database link. Find your modem's chipset on the list and download some drivers. Get them to your Fedora partition somehow (i'm not sure of anyway to do this but copying the files to a floppy or cd... apparently it can be done by putting it in C:\temp, but that didnt work for me.)

Once the files are in your Fedora partion, follow the steps in this guide


if you don't know what your doing.

That should be it. I hope this helps some people that are having similar problems. This also works for ISA and PCMCIA modems, I think.

**EDIT: Just relized that the list is only for dial-up modems. It does not contain chipsets used by ADSL, DSL, etc. modems.

Further - CRAPTASTIC - turns out the guys who made my modem, Medialight Inc, don't exist anymore! I can't find any drivers for their products, and searches only show manufacturer ID lists. I don't think I will be connecting to the internet with Fedora without purchasing an external modem. Might aswell close this one.

Thanks for the help ghenry.