Re: Is there a distro that can do Winmodems?
From: ray (ray_at_zianet.com)
Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2005 18:19:26 -0700
On Sun, 27 Feb 2005 19:33:50 +0000, Al Smith wrote:
> Thought I'd ask. The main thing stopping me from using Linux is my
> inability to get my modems working. Consequently, I can't connect
> to the Internet.
> I've tried three versions of Mandrake, Suse, Linspire, Xandros and
> Ubuntu. None of them will activate the modems I have installed on
> my two computers.
> I know Linux will work with a full hardware modem. I used to have
> one, and Mandrake worked with it fine, until the modem was blown
> up by a lightning strike (I kid you not). However, full hardware
> modems cost around four times as much as software or win modems.
> Question: is there *any* Linux distro that has seriously addressed
> the problem of getting regular winmodems, the kind people actually
> use on their computers, configured and working directly from the
It depends on the winmodem - there is one in my old Compaq 7470 which
works perfectly well. Suggest you try the linmodem howto at www.tldp.org
first. Knoppix might be worth a try.