Driver for Zoom USB dial up modem Model 3095

Discussion in 'Acer Aspire One' started by DaveH, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. DaveH


    Sep 27, 2008
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    Is there a ready built driver for this modem?
    The Linux driver that comes with it seems to need the full set of source files properly configured, something that is beyond my limited Linux knowledge, especially the Aspire One version.
    DaveH, Oct 1, 2008
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  2. DaveH


    Aug 27, 2008
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    I have bought the same modem, but have been unable to get the AAO to recognize it.
    collinsc, Nov 7, 2008
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  3. DaveH


    Sep 27, 2008
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    DaveH, Nov 8, 2008
  4. DaveH

    Guest Guest

    Here is a HOWTO for the Zoom 3095 driver

    Acer Aspire One - Linpus USB Modem HOW-TO

    This HOWTO assumes that you are able to access the desktop menu by right-clicking on the desktop background

    Using the modem

    * Ensure that the computer is not connected to a wired network and that its wireless networking is turned off.
    o If you need to disconnect the computer from existing networks, wait a few seconds after doing so, in order for the routing table to be cleared (otherwise it will still try to connect to the internet using those networks).
    * Right-click on the desktop background to get the menu, and select Network->GNOME PPP
    * When prompted, give your computer's administrative password
    * In the Gnome PPP window, enter your ISP username, password, and phone number
    * click the Connect button to dial

    Driver installation

    Modem drivers must be built from source on Linpus. These instructions apply to modems that use Conexant chips, for which Linux driver software is available from Linuxant. In the case of the Zoom 3095 modem, the driver supplied by Linuxant built OK but did not work; however the version of the software downloaded from the Zoom website worked perfectly.

    * We are going to use a terminal window because most of the tasks can be copied and pasted from this HOWTO.
    * Open a terminal window with administrative command-line access
    o Use the key sequence ALT-F2
    o Type the command sudo su
    o Tick the Run in Terminal box
    o Click Run
    o You should see a terminal window with a prompt like [[email protected] user] #
    * Download and install the Linpus kernel source
    o wget -c ftp://[email protected]/Aspire_O ...
    o unzip -d /usr/src -x
    o ln -fs /usr/src/linux- /usr/src/linux
    o chmod -R 755 /usr/src/linux
    o rm
    * Download and install the basic development tools
    o yum install gcc make qt4-x11
    * Download and unpack the modem driver source (use just one of the following sets of commands... and look for the most recent version on the parent page.
    o Zoom-specific driver (parent page:
    + wget -c ...
    + unzip
    + rm
    + cd 3095_Linux-x86-106/tar
    + tar zxf dgcmodem-1.06.tar.gz
    + cd dgcmodem-1.06
    o Generic driver (parent page
    + wget -c ... .08.tar.gz
    + tar zxf dgcmodem-1.08.tar.gz
    + rm dgcmodem-1.08.tar.gz
    + cd dgcmodem-1.08
    * Build and install the modem driver
    o make install
    o /usr/sbin/dgcconfig
    + give the default answer to all prompts
    * Install the dialer utilities, as well as the minicom program which can be used to test the modem
    o yum install wvdial gnome-ppp minicom
    * Connect the modem to the computer, and a phone line to the modem
    * Use minicom to test the modem - you can dial any number to test that the computer and modem are working... often it is convenient to dial a fax number.
    o minicom /dev/modem
    o type AT
    o you should get an OK response
    o to dial your number (say, 1234), type ATDT 1234
    + you should hear the modem dialling, the other phone ringing, and some kind of response from the other end when it is answered (modems and fax machines will make a variety of screeching noises).
    o unplug the phone line to break the connection
    o type CTRL-A to get to the minicom menu
    o type Q to quit minicom
    * It is now possible to establish a dial-up internet connection as described in Using the Modem the head of the page.
    Guest, Dec 15, 2008
  5. DaveH


    Sep 18, 2008
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    After this command,

    o ln -fs /usr/src/linux- /usr/src/linux

    I get the following error:

    ln: '/usr/src/linux/linux-': cannot overwrite directory

    Any ideas what's causing this?
    umonster, Dec 15, 2008
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