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Modems And Linux

Postby Genghis » Fri Nov 04, 2005 10:28 pm

Hi there,

I'm really sorry if this subject has come up recently; only been using Linux for two days! Unsuprisingly, my Winmodem is not recognised by any distro I have tried. I plan to install either fedora, or probably suse; would I be correct in thinking that these distros will recognize any external usb modem, or are they more picky than that?
Thanks very much in advance for any advice...
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RE: Modems And Linux

Postby nelz » Fri Nov 04, 2005 11:01 pm

Some USB modems are winmodems too. For guaranteed compatibility, use a serial modem (assuming your computer has a serial port).
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RE: Modems And Linux

Postby photobod » Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:38 pm

SUSE does have good support for some types of internal Winmodems. I have used Connexant devices in a couple of PCs for other people without problems, for example.
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