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Old 12-20-2003, 06:06 PM   #1
jennewbie26
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Winmodem driver for viking 56k mandrake 9.1 - help!


I have an old NEC laptop I just installed Mandrake 9.1 on. Kernel is 2.4.21.

I *barely* have a clue about how to use Linux, but I am learning. :-) My primary difficulty at the moment is that I have extremely limited internet access (read: no other computer) and also finding the online help on winmodems to be a bit above my head at the moment.

I ran 'scanmodem' to try and identify my chipset, to no avail. Apparently the modem has a non-standard or ISA bridge (whatever that means). Although for some reason the modem is detected by my dialup program in Gnome (KPPP).

I am looking for someone who can walk me through the process, so I can truly get on my feet. I would be infinitely grateful. In fact, for your time I would be happy to do some kind of trade of services. Document proofreading/editing, for example...

Hopefully there is a binary out there for this modem...I still don't know. I have as much detail as I could get about the modem, but I still don't know where to go from there. As to installing the driver should I get one, I don't have much of a clue.

Viking 3.0-V2-K56 / V.90 Flex / RC 56DPF L8570A Rev.

Any help that moves me in the direction of the desirde outcome is welcome. Any solid help taking me through the process is warmly encouraged.

Thank you,

JXL
 
  


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