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    Winmodems... how awful that sounds.... (HELP)

    Distro: MandrakeLinux 10.1
    Dialer: kppp
    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.

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    Jul 2003
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    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 view
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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    Re: Winmodems... how awful that sounds.... (HELP)

    Quote Originally Posted by New-Zealand
    Now, drivers are installed but modem still doesn't work. How's that?
    Like fingal says, you need to have the RIGHT driver. Do you? Check here for starters. External serial port modems are the best bet for Linux, but if you can find the right soft modem driver, you may be able to get it going.
    //got nothin'
    ///this use to look better

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