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I have installed Macmillan Linux 6.5 in one of my computers. It refuses to recognise my internal modem (Rockwell Chipset). I am at a loss as to why. I have tried all of the options in the GUI. I am interested in setting it up without the GUI, but being too new to Linux I have no idea how to.
When I had the same Linux distribution installed on one of my other machines it had no problems finding my external modem, but the internal is a different story..........
I also have a network card installed in the same machine. (Dlink 530TX). I dont seem to be able to configure that correctly either.
I am interested in using Linux for a number of things but without a net and ethernet connection I might as well reformat the drive and use it for Windows 98 (Gasp). I dont like Windows but it is a neccesary evil.
I beleive the modem might be a winmodem. I will check into it. I was thinking of getting another modem (external)for the linux install anyway. The only reason I wanted to stay with the internal is that it is compact and the computer gets transported occasionally. It makes for less to re setup.
As for the network card I will get back to you on that.
According to my Windows install on the same machine the modem is a HCF modem which is evidently a winmodem (http://www.o2.net/~gromitkc/winmodem.html).
Linux seems a little picky, but at no where near the price of Windows I dont really care. My BeOS install on the same machine had no problems with the internal modem. (Yes the machine is triple booted [using LILO])
I will buy another modem if necessary. Any recommendations will be appreciated. (Must be compatible with both Windows and BeOS though).
I am still looking into the ethernet eth0 question you passed before.
My DLink 530TX Ehternet card has not been recognised. How do I get it into the system?? Without it I cant do any printing as my HP printer is on a printserver in a different room (Netgear FE104). I mentioned this as I may also have problems configuring the printer and printserver. I havent got that far yet.......