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Hi, is there or is it possible that one day a distro detects our damn winmodems? windows emulate the hardware part of it, why linux can't emulate it too? if ...
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    distro that detects software modems


    Hi, is there or is it possible that one day a distro detects our damn winmodems? windows emulate the hardware part of it, why linux can't emulate it too? if i'd be a developper, i'd try to find a solution to this and i'd surely become famous :P

    thanks!!

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    Apparently MEPIS has decent winmodem detection.

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    slmodem

    There also winmodem drivers for smart link modems... They are not completely reilable, but sometime they works!!!
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    I have a smartlink modem I've never been able to get working.... tell me how you got those drivers...

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    Google?

    Try to use google. (You know? www.google.com)

    http://www.smlink.com/objects/slmodem-2.9.10.tar.gz

    Try also other drivers versions, because some versions can work fine only on particoular situations (pratically some versions I've tried didn't work to me!).

    Good luck.

    P.S.: I'm sure there is also debian packages with install them correctly automatically... maybe there are also RPMs...
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    Its almost funny how they describe those things on their website:
    "Our legacy modem chipset products use innovative soft-modem techniques to deliver the best price/performance....."
    Translation:
    Our legacy modem chipsets have no built in processor and rely on godawful proprietary software to drain the end-user's CPU cycles, making BECs (Big Evil Corporations) and OEMs like yourself richer than JESUS


    To answer the question though, yes, there are drivers, at least for the SmartLink ones, downloadable here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkbackwardz
    Its almost funny how they describe those things....

    ...
    Our legacy modem chipsets have no built in processor and rely on godawful proprietary software to drain the end-user's CPU cycles, making BECs (Big Evil Corporations) and OEMs like yourself richer than JESUS
    I agree!
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