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Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced modem thats guaranteed to work with Linux. I've tried reconfiguring my Lucent Winmodem but got hopelessly
lost. I tried a Motorola but that didn't work either.
I use Mandrake 10.
Personally, for Dialup
My Intel 537ep modem works fine, and Intel even wrote the drivers
No real dependency issue during driver installation except for the kernel headers. Apart from that, I've never had a problem with it.
I'm amazed at the speed with which people have responded to my question.Its given me something to think about. One puzzle, how do I download drivers for a modem that won't connect me to the Internet. Many thanks to all who replied. I'm beginning to see what they mean when they talk about the "Linux Community.
An external serial modem is the best option, hands down. Cost about £20 new.
You could struggle on with building kernel modules for the winmodem, but these will generally only work on the distribution you build them under - you'd need to do 'em again and again. I struggled with winmodems until a pal gave me an external serial one, and every single distro I've installed since has picked it up with no problems at all.
If you're dual-booting with windows, then fire up the other OS and download the files you need. Save 'em to wherever. Then reboot into mandrake and mount the partition to which you saved them, and copy them somewhere useful, like your home directory.