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Old 05-29-2004, 12:18 AM   #1
cachanchan
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I've tried and tried but my modem doesn't work yet!!!!


Hi, this is my first message so if I say something wrong I appreciate that let me know what it was.

Just for information, I'm from Colombia and my english is too bad so please try to understand me ok??

I have 2 problems, one easy and the other I think it's pretty difficult (at least for me)

1 - I wrote a file in dos format and I want to reformat it for linux e.g. using vim, what is the command to do this action.

2- I have a PCTel HSP56 MR modem and some people say that it's possible to make it works in linux, and other people say not. what is the truth about it??? If it's possible I would appreciate the answer

Thanks a lot

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Old 05-29-2004, 12:44 AM   #2
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1 - linux can read .txt files. for vim just type "vi filename.txt" and it will be saved as a .txt file.

2 - have you been to http://www.linmodems.org/ yet? I think if anyone says it can work, then it can work, the other people probably just didn't try hard enough.
 
Old 05-29-2004, 12:46 AM   #3
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Your English is better than my Spanish -- and I had six years of it in school.

Search for 'PcTel hsr56' (the lower-case and upper-case letters are important). The message you want (for starters) is titled 'finaly got my PcTel hsp56 mr modem to work' in Member Success Stories. If you can afford one, get a serial modem. They have all the parts and don't steal CPU cycles.

Good luck.
 
Old 05-29-2004, 09:42 AM   #4
cachanchan
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thanks to herbc and vdogvictor.

It was my first message and I thought that nobody was going to pay attention to it.

I think, that my first question wasn't clear enough, I'm gonna try to do it agian:

I want to know the command in "vi" that let you change the format of a file from dos to linux. I knew it but i've forgotten it, I think it was something like set [something]=linuxformat.

thanks again

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Old 05-29-2004, 10:18 AM   #5
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I have a PCTel HSP56 modem aswell, I've got mine working fine under SuSE 9.1 (SuSE did all the work tho) so I'm sure it is possible to get it working. I tried to get it working with Slackware, and it wasn't an easy task (I didn't succeed)
 
Old 05-29-2004, 02:03 PM   #6
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Can you explain more what you mean by "linux format" and "dos format". as far as I know they are the same.
 
Old 05-30-2004, 12:21 AM   #7
cachanchan
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OK, i got it the answer for my own question is in vim ":set format=unix"

and that's all
 
Old 05-30-2004, 01:28 AM   #8
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sorry we couldn't help you but Im glad you figured it out.
 
  


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