Re: How do you know if it works in Linux?
Quote/This will only work for expensive or really dumb products like
PS/2 keyboards. A case in point: I'm trying to google for
Linux-compatible USB modems (dialup). The only recommendations I
could find are for the ultra-expensive USR modems. With one or
two exceptions, I couldn't find any Linux-specific mention for
the more affordable Asian (specifically Taiwanese) branded
modems. The one exception I can remember is for a DLink modem
that had a different model number. I don't have the slightest
clue if the recommended model is simply a renumbered version of
the models available at our local computer shops./Unquote.
The best way to sort modems or anything else out for that matter is find
out what chip it is operating on.
As far as modems go, anything with a Lucent chip or a Rockwell 56K chip
works well. There are plenty of other options. If you want to go into
the initial setup/config, the distribution will even tell you which ones
it is compatible with.
I have an external modem, a very good one that you would probably never
have heard of, a Maestro Woomera. No-one would know if it was Linux
compatible or not.
But it works off a 56K Rockwell chip, and since that is the only aspect
of the entire modem that the O.S. interacts with it doesn't matter if
the modem is the size of a Sherman tank and wearing a low slung pink
dress. No Linux O.S. would even know or care. The only thing it gets
cute and cuddly with is the chipset.