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Old 08-30-2003, 06:24 PM   #1
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A Newb Question pt. 2

My next question is more of a duel question. I have two modems and two soundcards...Modems: Lucent 56k WinModem and a Conexant SoftK56 Modem (Both PCI) Sound Cards: SoundBlaster 16 (ISA) and an Aureal Vortex1 PCI Sound Card. None of which (Modems and Soundcards) have drivers. Does anyone know where I can find proper drivers or if any of these are even compatible with Mandrake 8.1? None of the modems/soundcards will configure either (and the SoundBlaster wasn't even recognized.) Could anyone offer any advice that I might be able to understand?
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Old 08-30-2003, 06:26 PM   #2
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You could always try for a starting point to modem drivers and other relevant information.
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soundblaster 16
vortex vortex

i think my links are accurate and if someone has something better i am sure they'll post..
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Your best bet, in all honesty, is to purchase an external modem if you have trouble setting up your winmodem. Winmodems are pretty hard for newbies (like me) to get working; many people I have spoken to - myself included - found the documentation hard to follow in getting a winmodem to work. The instructions on *what* to do are very clearly written, but sometimes problems arise that are not addressed in that documentation.

External modems are much easier to configure. When you see a version number sporting an EVEN number after the decimal point, like x.0 or x.2, this means that version is considered very stable. Not so with an odd number after the decimal point, like x.1 or x.3. I found Mandrake 9.0 worked much better on my pc than 8.1 did; 8.0 was also a great introduction to Linux for me (back when I still used dial-up for the internet connection).


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