find modem

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at
Wed Aug 20 04:23:56 UTC 2008

Howard Coles Jr. wrote:
> 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.
Cannot is a too strong word. Search for "linmodems" on the internet or 
check out - note they charge for a fully working driver.


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