Review of Linux Compatibility
The AVM Fritz PCI card exists in two version, v2.0 and v2.1. Both are supported by Linux, however, the installation and configuration effort can vary greatly depending on the distribution that is used. The support of ISDN cards is normally very good in SuSE distributions due to the large availability of ISDN in Germany. The AVM Fritz PCI card is supported by SuSE at least since SuSE 8 and can simply be configured with the SuSE configuration tool Yast.
The Installation and configuration unter Ubuntu is more complicated. First, the Linux kernel image has to be installed:
sudo apt-get install linux-image-386
Afterwards, a restart of the system is necessary before continuing with further installation steps.
The following packages have to be installed in a subsequent step:
sudo apt-get install linux-restricted-modules-386 libcapi20-dev libcapi20-3 capiutils pppdcapiplugin drdsl avm-fritz-firmware
The necessary Ubuntu conifugration of the card is described in detail at: http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/AVM_Fritz!Card_DSL
AVM Fritz Karte PCI V2.0
The version V2.0 can be identified in the following way:
29: PCI 104.0: 10300 ISDN Adapter [Created at pci.318] Unique ID: pe4v.12345678901 Parent ID: RE4e.12345678901 SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:08.0/0000:01:04.0 SysFS BusID: 0000:01:04.0 Hardware Class: isdn adapter Model: "AVM FRITZ!Card PCI v2.0" Vendor: pci 0x1244 "AVM GmbH" Device: pci 0x0e00 "Fritz!PCI v2.0 ISDN" SubVendor: pci 0x1244 "AVM GmbH" SubDevice: pci 0x0e00 Revision: 0x01 Driver: "fcpci" Driver Modules: "fcpci" Memory Range: 0xf9fffc00-0xf9fffc1f (rw,non-prefetchable) I/O Ports: 0xcc00-0xcc1f (rw) IRQ: 17 (no events) Requires: capi4linux, i4l-base, i4l-isdnlog Module Alias: "pci:v00001244d00000E00sv00001244sd00000E00bc02sc80i00" Driver Info #0: I4L Type: 8002/2 [AVM FRITZ!Card PCI v2.0] Driver Info #1: I4L Type: 1000/0 [AVM FRITZ!Card PCI v2.0] Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown Attached to: #19 (PCI bridge)
or by lspci:
00:0b.0 Network controller: AVM GmbH Fritz!PCI v2.0 ISDN (rev 01)
that can also show
03:06.0 Network controller: AVM GmbH Fritz!PCI v2.0 ISDN (rev 02)
Linux information regarding the newer version v2.1 of the AVM Fritz card can be found at http://www.linux-hardware-guide.com/2013-07-31-avm-fritz-card-pci-v2-1-internal-isdn-card.