Re: OT: Microtel computer PCI modem
On Fri, Mar 15, 2002 at 11:55:48AM -0500, alex wrote:
> I'm interested in the Walmart/Microtel computers that come without
> software but I'm wondering about their PCI modem.
> I understand that some PCI modems can be adapted for use in Linux but
> what I'd like to know is
> if once the PCI modem is adapted for Linux, can it still be used in
> other operating systems like
> windows or does this require reinstalling a driver every time you boot a
> different operating system? And, just how good
> is a PCI modem that has been adapted for Linux?
It's not the PCI interface which is a problem. It's the fact that it is
a WinModem (i.e. software modem) which depends on the host CPU to do work
for it that is an issue.
And even more to the point, the problem is that those drivers are typically
proprietary, secret, and unpublished.