USB modems and linux

Robert Cohen robert at
Wed Nov 13 09:15:03 EST 2002

Sam Couter wrote:
> Robert Cohen <robert at> wrote:
> > Thats precisely what I am doing. Unfortunately the old pentium box I
> > have spare only has one serial port and I need 2.
> Are you sure it doesn't have the headers on the motherboard for a second
> serial port? I've never seen a Pentium with only one, but I've seen
> plenty that don't have a cable from the second header to the back of the
> case.
> --

No theres nothing. Its a relatively compact desktop case with a custom
For example the pci/isa slots and ide channels etc all live on a custom
riser card.
So its like the motherboard has a 90 degree bend.

I can't complain too much because it was free but in general I tend to
use more "commodity" hardware when possible.


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