Driver for HDA modem

I think this is what is needed to find a driver for my HDA modem.


--------------------------  System information ----------------------------
CPU=x86_64,  Welcome ,  ALSA_version=k3.7.1
Linux version 3.7.10-1.1-desktop (geeko@buildhost) (gcc version 4.7.2 20130108 [gcc-4_7-branch revision 195012] (SUSE Linux) ) #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu Feb 28 15:06:29 UTC 2013 (82d3f21)
 scanModem update of:  2011_08_08

/etc/lsb-release not found

Presently install your Linux Distributions dkms package. It provides for automated driver updates,
following upgrade of your kernel.  For details see

Some modem drivers can only be used in 32 bit modem on x86_64 systems,
while some others are competent on x86_64 Systems.  Cases are:
for the snd-hda-intel audio+modem driver. Also applicable to AC97 modem controllers.
In both cases, 32 bit libraries must be installed to support the slmodemd helper having a precompiled 32 bit component.
2) For USB modems using the slusb.ko driver. 32 bit libraries must be installed to support the slmodemd helper having a precompiled 32 bit component
3) The hsfmodem and hcfpcimodem drivers for Conexant chipsest modes are x86_64 competent.
4) agrsm packages for LSI/AgereSystems softmodems are not competent on x86_64 systems.

 There are no blacklisted modem drivers in /etc/modprobe*  files 

 Potentially useful modem drivers now loaded are:

Attached USB devices are:
 ID 08ff:2810 AuthenTec, Inc. AES2810
 ID 19ff:0226 Dynex 
If a cellphone is not detected, see
A sample report is:

If a USB modem or cellphone is attached and was not detected, please
provide available information in your request to

Candidate PCI devices with modem chips are:
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
High Definition Audio cards can host modem chips.

For candidate card in slot 00:1b.0, firmware information and bootup diagnostics are:
 PCI slot    PCI ID        SubsystemID    Name
 ----------    ---------    ---------    --------------
 00:1b.0    8086:293e    103c:360e    Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I 

 Modem interrupt assignment and sharing: 
 47:        708        714   PCI-MSI-edge      snd_hda_intel
 --- Bootup diagnostics for card in PCI slot 00:1b.0 ----
    0.378015] pci 0000:00:1b.0: [8086:293e] type 00 class 0x040300
    0.378036] pci 0000:00:1b.0: reg 10: [mem 0xd8900000-0xd8903fff 64bit]
    0.378131] pci 0000:00:1b.0: PME# supported from D0 D3hot D3cold
   11.521500] snd_hda_intel 0000:00:1b.0: irq 47 for MSI/MSI-X
   11.908653] input: HDA Digital PCBeep as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/input/input10

===== Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) diagnostics ===== 
The ALSA packages provide audio support and also drivers for some modems.
ALSA diagnostics are written during bootup to /proc/asound/ folders.

The modem cards detected by "aplay -l"  are: None

The /proc/asound/pcm file reports:
00-00: AD198x Analog : AD198x Analog : playback 1 : capture 2

about /proc/asound/cards:
 0 [Intel          ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel
                      HDA Intel at 0xd8900000 irq 47

 PCI slot 00:1b.0 has a High Definition Audio Card
 The drivers are in the kernel modules tree at:
 The modem codec file for the HDA card is: /proc/asound/card0/codec#1
Codec: LSI ID 1040
Address: 1
MFG Function Id: 0x2 (unsol 1)
Vendor Id: 0x11c11040
Subsystem Id: 0x103c1378
Revision Id: 0x100200
Modem Function Group: 0x1

 The audio card hosts a softmodem chip:  0x11c11040

The softmodem chip 11c11040 is hosted on the Subsytem of the High Definition Audio card,
and is supported by the AgereSystems/LSI driver pair agrmodem + agrserial, which is provided by 
the most current package agrsm-11c11040-version at 

If not a Conexant modem, the driver agrsm with its dependent drivers:

provide audio + modem support with the modem chip residing on the subsystem.
Any particular card can host any one of several soft modem chips. 

=== Finished firmware and bootup diagnostics, next deducing cogent software. ===

Predictive  diagnostics for card in bus 00:1b.0:
    Modem chipset  detected on
NAME="Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I "

 For candidate modem in:  00:1b.0
   0403 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I 
      Primary device ID:  8086:293e
    Subsystem PCI_id  103c:360e 
    Softmodem codec or chipset from diagnostics: 0x11c11040
                               from    Archives: 
                        The HDA card softmodem chip is 0x11c11040

Support type needed or chipset:    agrsm

Writing DOCs/Intel.txt

 There is no agrsm software support for x86_64 systems, through the modem may be 
 supported on Intel/i386 installations, which do more slowly servce x86_64 processors.

The AgereSystems/LSI agrsm code supports compiling of a agrmodem + agrserial driver pair.
There are a few different chipsets which use this driver pair, but they use different code resources:
Chipsets            KV*    PackageNames (most current as of November 2009)
11c1:048c and 11c1:048f         2.6.29    agrsm048pci-2.1.60_20100108_i386.deb or agrsm048pci-2.1.60_20100108.tar.gz
11c1:0620                       2.6.31  agrsm06pci-2.1.80_20100106_i386.deb or agrsm06pci-2.1.80~20100106.tar.gz !!
11c11040 (on HDA audio cards)   2.6.31  agrsm-11c11040_20091225_i386.deb or agrsm-11c11040-2.1.80~20091225.tar.bz2  !!
   All available at:   
Additionally there are;
automation & testing                    agrsm-tools_0.0.1_all.deb or agrsm-tools-0.0.1-2.noarch.rpm
General background                      agrsm_howto.txt 
* KV == latest kernel release with a reported success 
!! Latest update with major credit to  Nikolay Zhuravlev
   But see conflict issue: 
   For the 11c11040 chip with kernels 2.6.31 and later a change in a modules loading settingmay be necessary.
   Within the file /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf  (or equivalent for your Distro), change the phrase:
      options snd-hda-intel power_save=10
      options snd-hda-intel power_save=0
   or the agrsm drivers will not function. For Ubuntu related systems this can be done with:
   $ sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

Report from  Bjorn Wielens:
Please note- trying to load the modules on a OpenSuSE 11.2 system gives
 an error about the module_version symbol. Using:
# modprobe --force agrmodem
# modprobe --force agrserial 
is necessary to load the drivers, and does not appear to cause ill effects.

All of the above packages are dkms competent.  This means that if your Linux distros dkms package
is previously installed, if provides for future updates matching forthcoming kernels.

-------------- end Agere Systems section -------------------

 Completed candidate modem analyses.

 The base of the UDEV device file system is: /dev/.udev

 The kernel was compiled with gcc version 4.7.2 and a compiler is not installed

 linux-headers-3.7.10-1.1-desktop resources needed for compiling are not manifestly ready!
 The code linking utility, ld, may be needed and is provided in the binutils package 

 If compiling is necessary packages must be installed, providing:
    gcc-4.7 make kernel-source-3.7.10-1.1-desktop

If a driver compilation fails, with message including some lack of some FileName.h (stdio.h for example), then
Some additional kernel-header files need installation to /usr/include. The minimal additional packages are libc6-dev
and any of its dependents, under Ubuntu linux-libc-dev

If an alternate ethernet connection is available,
$  apt-get update
$  apt-get -s install linux-kernel-devel
will install needed packages.
For Debian/Ubuntu related distributions, run the following command to display the needed package list:

Otherwise packages have to be found through
Once downloaded and transferred into a Linux partition,
they can be installed alltogether with:
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Checking pppd properties:
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root dialout 366736 Jan 27  2013 /usr/sbin/pppd

In case of an "error 17" "serial loopback" problem, see:

To enable dialout without Root permission do:
    $ su - root  (not for Ubuntu)
         chmod a+x /usr/sbin/pppd
or under Ubuntu related Linuxes
     chmod a+x /usr/sbin/pppd

Checking settings of:    /etc/ppp/options

In case of a message like:
   Warning: Could not modify /etc/ppp/pap-secrets: Permission denied

For guidance on FAX usage, get from  get faxing.tar.gz
It has samples for a modem using port /dev/ttySL0, which must be changed to match your modem's port.

Read Modem/DOCs/YourSystem.txt concerning other COMM channels: eth0 wlan0
Which can interfere with Browser naviagation.

 Don't worry about the following, it is for experts should trouble shooting be necessary.

 Checking for modem support lines:
     /device/modem symbolic link:   
slmodemd created symbolic link /dev/ttySL0:  
     Within /etc/udev/ files:

     Within /etc/modprobe.conf files:

     Within any ancient /etc/devfs files:

     Within ancient kernel 2.4.n /etc/module.conf files:

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I had a laptop with an Agere modem way back in 2003. The drivers were available from the manufacturer as I reacll, and some compilation was necessary. However, this is likely to fail against recent kernels IMHO. I did find this HOW TO, and a zip package available from here, but I don’t like your chances. As Carlos already mentioned to you in another thread, you would be better to buy a USB modem that is known to with Linux (rather than a software modem).