[ILUG] Linux Modems
ian.spillane at betelgeux.com
Thu Jul 14 18:29:19 IST 2005
Just bought a "white box" external modem from Maplins. Almost afraid to try it. I'll wait till I drink some wine later.
Had no choice really as they were not very convinced that their internal pci modem wasn't hardware. But they gave in when I reported that it didn't work in windows either since it closed down the house phone line. Apparently this happens a lot and yet they still sell the modem.
Suse had recognised it and install the intel driver but since it killed the dial tone it was pointless anyway. Just as well really as I get an anxious fussy feeling when I see Suse/KDE.
From: Kevin Philp <kevin at cybercolloids.net>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 17:33:54
To:ilug at linux.ie
Subject: Re: [ILUG] Linux Modems
I had a similar problem with a pci modem a few years ago. I eventually bought
an external, serial modem from Dabs so I was sure it would work. They still
sell the same modem and I am in the process of ordering one for a guy who
wants to try Linux but also has a useless pci modem. Its quite cheap - about
Euro 30 if I remember right.
On Thursday 14 July 2005 15:19, Anthony wrote:
>Ian Spillane wrote:
>> Thanks for your original help but I think it was just that my winmodem was
>> outside the range of chipsets supported. No problems just no action.
>> The error message from compiling 536ep is just a failure/stopping message.
>> Tried to find an rpm. No luck. I think if I've seen google indications
>> that changes in FC4 has fucked up a lot. I'll try it again and report
>I don't know if this is any help to you or not. I too had been caught
>out by the box stating that it was a hardware modem and that it worked
>with Linux. I now know better. No cheap(ish) PCI modem that I have come
>across is really a proper hardware modem.
>When I was running Mandrake 9.2 on my 233MHz PC, I had no problem
>compiling the driver for the 536ep chip set - once I had the
>kernel-source installed and had recompiled my kernel. However I remember
>wanting to upgrade to a more modern Mandrake distro but not being able
>to do so as there was no driver available for Linux 2.6.
>(from looking at
> appropriate drivers have since become available.)
>Since then, I've moved on to using a better-specced PC and now have ADSL
>so I can leave those worries behind. Though I have to say that my
>experiences resulted in me becoming opposed to hardware that can only be
>used with proprietary / binary-only drivers.
>Best of luck,
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