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Old 01-13-2005, 05:45 PM   #1
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Will Linux 5.1 detect an external 56kb modem using a USB connection?

This might sound stupid but can this be done and how?
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Need some more info.

What linux distribution are you refering to such as Slackware, Mandrake, Fedora?
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I'm asking on behalf of someone and don't know much about it just that it's Redhat Linux 5.1 (published by Macmillan).... does this help?
Old 01-13-2005, 11:58 PM   #4
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Red Hat 5.1 dates from about 1998. It's extrmely out of date, unsupported, and no one in their right mind should do a new install of it. Older Linux have comparitively poor hardware support, so the answer to your question is most likely no.

Have your friend go to or and download something more recent.


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