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Re: modem compatibilty

On Tue, Jun 03, 2003 at 08:17:03PM +0100, john gennard wrote:
> Some months ago I bought a modem as a spare for the wife.
> At the time she ran W98 only. Now I've got her interested 
> in Linux and she runs Knoppix as well as W2000.
> I think the original modem is starting to give trouble, so
> if possible I'd like to replace it with the spare, but I'm
> not clear exactly what I have and the wealth of literature
> seems to confuse me.
> The modem is an external one made by (?for) Microcomputer
> Research UK Ltd, uses a serial port and has a model No 1456 
> EVS. The main chip inside the case shows:-
>                         Conextant
>                         Smart SCM/56
>                         CX 88168-11
>                         E73197.1
>                         0035   TAIWAN
> MRI does not support Linux and staff are unable to say if it 
> will work with Koppix. They were not disinterested, just 
> unable to help.
> Is anyone conversant with this modem and able to help. (I
> can't find out what 'SCM' means - there's a lot of talk of
> 'HCF' and 'HSF' but I don't understand exactly what is 
> involved there). 

An external serial modem is as close to guaranteed to work with Linux
as you're likely to get... just try it and see. Do you have any
particular reason to believe it might not work?


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