Modem Daughter Card (MDC)
IBM FRU PN: 91P7657, 26P8477, 26P8256
Also known (in IBM literature) as....
- CDC Modem Card
- V.90 Modem Daughter Card (MDC)
- Modem Card, Ambit
- Ambit Modem Daughter Card
The Linux driver from SmartLink supports this device.
Latest version of this driver is 2.9.11.
The ALSA AC'97 modem driver (snd_intel8x0m) should be used instead of the proprietary kernel module from SmartLink (see README ALSA mode), as it avoids tainting your kernel, and does not require a recompile each time you update your kernel version.
For Debian there is a sl-modem-daemon deb.
There is a slmodem rpm in the RPM-Fusion nonfree repository. Once you have installed the package, you need to edit /etc/sysconfig/slmodem and set INTERFACE=alsa and ALSA_DEVICE=modem:1
In addition you can set the country for the correct recognition of dialling and busy tones, and to adhere to any local (possibly legal) requirements. If you do not set the country, it will default to USA.
You can then start the service, and set it to autostart on boot
service slmodem start chkconfig slmodem on
After this you should have a /dev/ttySL0 device