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- Join Date
- Mar 2005
Winmodems... how awful that sounds.... (HELP)
Distro: MandrakeLinux 10.1
Port: /dev/modem (on Win COM Port 4)
Now, drivers are installed but modem still doesn't work. How's that? Simply, on Query modem, all is cool, but problem is when it comes to reality. When I try to dial a number, it's quiet for one time, and then NO CARRIER, or NO DIAL TONE. What could this be?
P.S. it always brakes that thing on connect, then it says THE MODEM IS BUSY, so i need to delete files ttylto and modem from /dev directory and to create it again.
Although my knowledge is limited on this one, basically there is a major problem with using a winmodem under Linux, and I believe you shouldn't do it.
The winmodem uses software to do what hardware might otherwise do on an external modem, and since this software is proprietary it is poorly supported by Linux developers.
I would simply not use a winmodem: others may take another viewI am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso
- Join Date
- May 2004
Re: Winmodems... how awful that sounds.... (HELP)Originally Posted by New-Zealand/IMHO
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