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Old 01-31-2005, 02:51 PM   #1
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Question setting up modem for internet connection!

I need to setup a modem in knoppix, well I installed it to my hard drive (its debian now) and I dont know how to install a modem, i have looked at howto files, and they all confuse me Is there any real easy way to install without loads of coding? coding doesn't bother me, but if coding is neseccery i will do what ever it takes! But any ways thats my problem! I don't know what kind of modem the computer has though!

Running 48MB (1 32mb dimm, and 4 4mb simms) 4 GB hd, 233 MHz, 4 mb video! ITS ONLY A TEST COMPUTER!!!!!!!! and it runs debian (I was suprized! LOL cost me: $20.00 I live the yard sales!!!

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Old 01-31-2005, 03:05 PM   #2
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If it's an internal modem then there's a chance that its a winmodem, which is a cheaper modem that leaves a whole bunch of stuff to windows.

Search for linmodems and goto the website.

I had to get a new modem cos the internal one I had didn't work
Old 01-31-2005, 10:24 PM   #3
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thanks phyrexicaid

I have a few more questions!!!

How do i...

change user permissions? I have root and knoppix user accounts!
setup Wine?

I think that is all...for now!
Old 01-31-2005, 11:45 PM   #4
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If you have an external modem, mail me at


and I'll send you a tut that got me started with an external modem on Rh9.


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