I'm new to ClearOS and just trying it out to see whether it fits my needs. So far I'm loving it - looks great! However, I have an ADSL2+ PCI modem card I'm hoping (with some help) I can get to work under ClearOS. The card can be seen here
The card has 4 ADSL ports, each controlled by a Conexant Solos D ADSL2+ chipset which interfaces to the PCI bus through an FPGA (apparently). Also according to the README file the solos driver is included in the Linux kernel version 2.6.29 and later. I’ve had a look with modinfo and solos-pci does not seem to be included in the kernel. This being the case, I hope to be able to compile the driver provided (separately from the kernel).
The manufacturer provides a driver on Sourceforge.net
which I think should work. It’s supposed to be compatible with Linux kernel versions 2.6.23 and later. However I think it does require the kernel to include ATM support:
As far as software utilities goes – it just needs linux-atm
which includes br2684ctl.
Apart from “will my card work?”, I have the following questions and would be grateful for any help.
Q1) Generally, what is ClearOS like in terms of support for ADSL PCI modem cards? And could anyone suggest a better choice that’s supported / recognised out-the-box?
Q2) Does anyone know if the ClearOS kernel support ATM (RFC/2684 bridged protocol)? I hope so – otherwise I would need to recompile the kernel! And unless well documented – I’m not even going to attempt that!
Q3) Does anyone know what the best way to install linux-atm is? From source or is there a way to install it through yum?