Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?


  Search this Thread
Old 06-29-2005, 01:56 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: May 2005
Location: Trivandrum
Distribution: Fedora core 3
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
Post best linux distribution to install a software modem

i tried to install a software modem in fedora and slackware distributions.. but it was not all detecting the modem.. how is a modem detected.. what are the procedures to be done to make the modem detect. Also, which is the best distribution that can be used to install this software modem.. please help..
Old 06-29-2005, 02:09 AM   #2
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: New York
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 219

Rep: Reputation: 30
This has not much to do with your choice of distribution, you can technically use a modem in any distribution... even if some distro makes the setup simpler...
Having your modem working in linux depends mostly on your modem (hardware, software, etc...). I guess it is not hardware but there are plenty of help on the internet for that... first check what modem you have and try to see if someone got it work under linux... under whatever distro... it's a good starting point...
I got a modem working on a toshiba laptop very easily... (under debian)
Good luck!
Old 07-02-2005, 06:01 PM   #3
Registered: Apr 2003
Posts: 824

Rep: Reputation: 106Reputation: 106
If it is a software modem there is a good chance it is a winmodem. If so linux support is very spotty and you may have to search for drivers for it. Do a search on the forum and you will find plenty of threads. That being said, Xandros worked out of the box on my Toshiba laptop. You might try that.
Old 07-02-2005, 09:17 PM   #4
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Here, there and everywhere.
Distribution: Arch+KDE, Linux Mint Fluxbox CE
Posts: 163

Rep: Reputation: 31

check if its an hsf modem... dont remember how but google... its not hard to do... and if it is... message me... i can send you the proper drivers...



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Do I install app software specific to a distribution vijaydeep Linux - Newbie 2 01-24-2005 03:40 PM
Network Inventory and Software Distribution Software? tonyfreeman General 1 09-25-2004 05:29 AM
Install more one Linux distribution on the same PC May1950 Linux - Newbie 2 03-13-2004 11:58 AM
linux email distribution software anorman Linux - Software 0 10-06-2003 08:30 AM
'Modem-compatible Linux distribution corvus_albus Linux - General 1 04-24-2002 08:25 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:25 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration