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Old 10-03-2003, 12:27 PM   #1
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Question Linux friendly modems

OK, so i have a winmodem, and im having trouble installing the drivers in linux for it, so i decided i might as well just get another modem for linux/new modem altogether. Can someone please write me out a list of linux friendly modems which i wouldnt need to install drivers for...

Im using slackware 9.0 if it helps


Old 10-03-2003, 12:54 PM   #2
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Well, the easiest way is to buy an external modem . It don't take away your precious pci devices and most likely will work with Linux. If you still prefer an internal modem, look after one that you can do "jumpers". It most likely will also work in Linux, as far as I know . The mark ain't so important, try getting cheap one .
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I have the 3049.
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perhaps that will help?
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Can you tell me which modem you have? From much much experience with many many PCI modems (including winmodems) (and lots of trial and error) possibly I can help you with your specific model.
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I use a U.S. Robotic model 5610B internal PCI modem with Red Hat 8.0 and Mandrake 9.0 and the modem practically "Installed it self !!!"

Don't know how "hardware friendly" Slackware is !!!
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when buying a modem don't buy anything that mentions software modem soft modem, winmodem etc.

anything that says hardware modem etc. should work with linux. virtually all external modems work with linux as well.


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