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I have a P4 with an Asus motherboard with raid capability, after connecting the hard drives in a standard mode and changing the compatibality mode I was able to install Suse 10.1. I ended up following the recommendations from this forum and installed XP on NFTS and Suse on it's recommened format.
Since I'm new to linux I'm guessing that everything is working okay. My next problem is that I'm trying to set up an internet connection, I'm using ATT Worldnet and downloaded some Linux info from them. At this time Suse can't detect the modem, a USRRobotics. I've done a search and I'm reading the Suse manual.
Any quick solutions?
I will mention that with broadband in Linux, a very easy solution is with a ADSL Modem/Router connected to your ethernet card. The connection is usually automatically recognized (particularly in Suse).
Thanks for the advice, It's not a winmodem, it's a complete modem and I'm using a dialup connection, I found this type of modem dosen't increase the speed that much. I've read that an external modem using a usb port is the easiest route. Also I'm considering going to broadband depending on the cost but that may be a while and I'd like to try Linux on the internet frist to be sure I don't run into problems. I have two P4's with XP one that I keep off the internet because of files it picks up, I'm using a P2 with Win 98 at present thats dosen't seem to be as adversly affected as the XP.
I looked in Newegg where I buy components and saw external modems for 1/10 of what I had paid, I may pick one up tomorrow at Comp USA. Now that I think about it there was an increase from about 33 to around 42, but still much to slow.
The driver, I tried a driver for the Raid, it's in a tar which has to be uncompressed I was told, I haver no idea how to do that. I downloaded a driver for my modem from USRRobotics, a 5610B. Is there anything I should know about the external modem?
The company who practical invented the softmodem/winmodem did many trick and other hacks to cheat cost to produce a real invention to the modem protocol standard.
I is not for nothing that after many failures to produce anything “real” the company practical went bankrupted, and was bought by 3com who now after to much service cost also pulled his hands off and did it of his hands.
The why, 3com did all products related to “soft” or “Windows only” transfered into one company and basically burned it on the BBQ is like this, Microsoft is not allowing any directed hardware access as requested by devices like this.
With the way Microsoft is moving, we know that we where always on the right track. Sorry for the people who bought Windows only, I hope you will find a Linux open source group who will still support your hardware because we all sure Microsoft (or in this case 3Com will not).
I'm in the process of reinstalling Suse to see if it will detect the external USB dial up modem, I installed the modem with the previous Suse and was unable to use the modem. I tried the modem in windows which detected it on loading up, it prompted for a driver (for the leds I think) and was ready sfter that. I'm hoping will see it when it searches the usb ports for a modem and has the drivers for the leds. I'll mention that it's a Robotics 5633A external USB modem, the manual and Robotics dosen't say anything about Linux.