Re: USB Modem Detection
From: Leon The Peon (noemail_at_nowhere.com)
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 14:12:12 +1000
"Barrie Smart" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I assume this question maty have been put and answered previously, but
> as a newbie can I ask it again please? I have a 2.0Ghz P4, with USB
> modem. Attempting to load Mandrake 9, I can't get it to identify that I
> have a USB modem attached to the machine. It keeps saying that it can't
> detect the modem, and I use each default setting in turn without
> success. Can anyone tell me how I can get access to the 'Net with a USB
> modem using Mandrake 9 please?
The newbie wont realise that USB modems are often like "winmodems" - they
require a driver.
If its a full modem that uses ACM protocol, then it will need the usb-acm
otherwise, you have to identify the guts of your modem and find a linux
driver for it.
eg www.linmodem.org has some info on usb winmodems for linux