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Agere/Lucent 164x DSP Winmodems

This page describes how to enable support for PCI controllerless modems, based on Agere 164x DSPs in Debian systems.

martian_dev is a module for PCI controllerless modems based on the "Mars" series of digital signal processors produced by Agere Systems (formerly Lucent Technologies). Martian is an alternative to the LTmodem driver, consisting of two components:

{i} Martian is in non-free due to licensing restrictions and inclusion of a binary-only component (ltmdmobj.o) within martian_modem.

<!> This software is currently available in Debian for the i386 architecture only.


Debian 7 "Wheezy"

  1. Add a "non-free" component to /etc/apt/sources.list, for example:

    # Debian 7 "Wheezy"
    deb wheezy main contrib non-free
  2. Update the list of available packages and install the module-assistant package:

    # apt-get update && apt-get install module-assistant
  3. Build a martian-modem-modules-* package for your system using Module-Assistant:

    # m-a a-i martian-modem

    This will also install recommended martian-modem package.

  4. Start the martian-modem daemon:

    # service martian-modem start


Your device should now be accessible via the /dev/ttySM0 character device. Refer to your PPP dialer's documentation to configure it as appropriate.

Supported Devices

The page HowToIdentifyADevice/PCI explains how to identify a PCI device.

The following list is based on the alias fields of modinfo martian_dev built from wheezy/martian-modem-source.

See Also

CategoryHardware CategoryNetwork CategoryProposedDeletion: obsolete instructions on very old modem, with package martian_modem only in oldoldstable as of 2020-03-30