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Old 02-08-2004, 05:25 AM   #1
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Modem for win and lin, and kiddie proofing

Can someone reccomend an internal modem that will work on windows and linux? Not necessarily a model (although that would help) but a type, eg serial modem.

I have windows2000 installed, and will probably be putting Mandrake 9.2 on aswell.

Also, has anyone got advice for limiting a users account so they cant do much damage? (a nine year old in this case - also the reason for this fresh installation of everything!).

Thankyou for listening!

Old 02-08-2004, 07:21 AM   #2
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I can't really recommend a modem, I have always used external serial modems with no problems at all but I have no experience with internal ones.

As for kiddie proofing - if you set up accounts for the kids who will use the computer they will at best be able to mess up their own setups. In Linux a regular user has no write access to system critical files and directories. If anyone messes up, simply clean out their home directory and you're done.

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while we're talking about it, my modem is a on a Lucent-based chipset (now owned by Agere), anyone know where the right Linux drivers are found? asked in passing as I search
Old 02-09-2004, 05:07 PM   #4
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cheers hw-tph,
Thats cool. Would have taken lots of config'ing in windows



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