[clug] Internal Modems

Rodney Peters rpeters at pcug.org.au
Mon Jan 30 03:14:50 GMT 2006

The Novell variant of SuSE has supported a few internal modems for years.  
Yast -> Software & search on modems ought to list the drivers.  OpenSuSE may 
not support any because of their objection to partly closed source drivers.

The only ones I've tried are based on the Lucent/Agere 1648(C) "Mars" chip.  
ELX are offering a Dynalink.  I've also used Netcomm IN 5699 up to revision 
3.  A friend could not get the rev 4 working - but he still has not told me 
what chip it has.


On Sunday 29 January 2006 23:00, linux-request at lists.samba.org wrote:
>  Date: Yesterday 16:30:42
>  From: Brett Worth <brett at worth.id.au>
>  To: CLUG list <linux at samba.org>
> I'm in the process of converting all home windows users to linux
> users.  One desktop at a time. I'm up to 6 so far with only a few
> hundred million to go.
> My latest victory over the dark forces that would bind us was my
> sister in-law.  She's a dial-up user and didn't have a modem internal
> or external for me to configure.  I've loaned her my old netcomm 28k
> external modem for now but I have to recommend a modem for her to buy
> to use on the OpenSUSE 10 system she now has.
> Can anyone recommend a particular model of internal modem to use that
> might be available locally?  I guess an external modem would be best
> but the internal modems are a lot cheaper aren't they?  Anyway I've
> been bitten before with wifi cards and linux support so I thought I'd
> ask first this time.
> --
> Brett
>   /) _ _ _/_/ / / /  _ _//

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