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Old 07-25-2008, 11:34 PM   #1
Squeaker
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Newbie Playing with Puppy 4 and need advice on Soft Modem support


Hello All!
Linux is a real challenge for me since I am so new but would like to use my "soft modem" in the Dell Inspiron 1525 with Puppy 4. I have spent two days getting all the stuff working and have a boot set up on USB Drive so I can play around with the system and learn it. Problem I have is that Puppy 4 says it does not recognise my modem and I would like to use the one I have instead of an external card, or box, etc. Is there a quick fix I can do to get the modem operating as it should? I am certain I am not the only one with this problem so ther must be an answer out ther somewhere. Unfortunately I have only "dial up" and no access to a network or Ethernet routers, etc. Any help is always appreciated and thanks for all the hard work that you do to keep Linux growing!

Squeaker.....
 
Old 07-26-2008, 02:20 AM   #2
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If you can get an idea what your modem make is you can download the drivers and make it working if Puppy is not recognizing it.
Else you can get some other distro live cd like Ubuntu and try if can take your modem.
Once you know the make of the modem you can get drivers on net.
 
Old 07-26-2008, 03:36 AM   #3
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Also bear in mind that many "soft modems", as you call them, AKA "winmodems" (as everyone else, especially in the FOSS community, calls them) will not work in Linux because they use proprietary windows drivers.

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