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Old 12-16-2008, 09:04 PM   #1
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Linux like Puppy, Dialup modem recognition & fast on v low spec P2 or P3 + 128 ram

Suggestions please for linux systems like Puppy, which run fast (rel to windoze) on old spec pentium 2 or P3 with little ram & recognise hardware esp. dialin modems.

I'm an old fart vollunteer for a charity whose been reviving old donated PCs to run quick(ish) with Linux Puppy, and several other small footprint linux which installs on & runs a variety of simple apps on DIALIN internet. Out of the box Dialup modem-recognition is critical as our users have very little $, & often nil experience of pc and we try to give them quickish revived PCs running a basic set of simple office & internet functions to get them started.

Puppy 4.0 Linux is great & meets the spec except where it doesn't dialout but freezes on SOME Dialup modems.

All replies welcome
Thx movestuff
Old 12-16-2008, 10:29 PM   #2
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Linux does not recognize internal modems. Internal modems are win-modems, requiring special alteration to the serial ports. Get yourself an external modem, that connects to the com port, and install the
package. Use
to configure the connection. You can also use
. Vector linux is light weight. Just don't install
. Use a light weight window manager and gui, like


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