Re: PCMCIA Modem Driver?
On Thu, May 31, 2001 at 03:57:01PM +0100, Daniel Faulkner wrote:
> Recently a friend asked me 2 install linux on his laptop and
> most of it works well.
> (touchpad mouse was suprisingly easy)
> Sound, looks hard but from the sound of things has been done
> before and something I haven't had much of a go at yet.
> PCMCIA bus/controller thing I think is OK
> But the actual cards are the problem. There is a DVD card (not
> looked for a driver yet)
> And a modem (which is causing the problems)
> The modem is:
> PCMCIA modem, 3COM Megahertz 56k Global WinModem PC Card Model
It says WinModem right on it, which means that the DSP functions are
handled by the CPU, not by dedicated hardware. You _WILL_ have problems,
since most manufacturers don't tell anyone how to get the CPU to do this,
they just release windoze drivers.
> Laptop is:
> Gateway Solo 2500
> OS is:
> Debian Linux, Potato (Disks say 2.2.r3 on front) Kernal 2.2.18
> (I think if I remember right)
> So far what I've seen makes it look like a new modem is needed
> for certain but as linux is continualy updated I would like to
> know if there is a way to get the modem to work in linux.
Try www.linmodems.org, though. They've got something going, but I don't
know if it's useable or supports your card.
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