find modem

Howard Coles Jr. dhcolesj at
Wed Aug 20 02:35:47 UTC 2008

On Tuesday 19 August 2008 07:13:23 pm John Heinen wrote:
> I installed opensuse on a gateway  64 bit dual core  (win vista)
> computer, while installing opensuse, the installer noted no modem found!
> Does that mean it was unable to read the factory installed modem?
> There is a modem though, I use it for vista
> What would the command be  for opensuse to find  and recognise the modem
> present?

The problem here may be in the fact that you have a "winmodem" not a real 
hardware based modem.  WinModems have to be software driven, whereas real 
hardware modems are just handed commands, and drive themselves.  

The problem is many WinModems cannot be run from within Linux.  The good news 
is that there are a good number of them that can now.  Do some Google 
searching for your modem.  There used to be a website "" or 
something like that which listed what drivers worked with winmodems in Linux.

Some one here should be able to correct me on that website address I'm sure.

See Ya'
Howard Coles Jr.
John 3:16!

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