Modem users' pain

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Tue Dec 13 00:08:55 GMT 2005

On Mon, Dec 12, 2005 at 09:50:18PM +0000, Magnus Therning wrote:

> The whole issue around silly modems (i.e. modems that "offload" DSP
> tasks to the CPU) isn't very good. That piece of the market seems to be
> geared entirely to Windows punters. If only "get a real modem!" were a
> solution to the problem ;-)

Sadly, it's a bit of an issue when laptops ship with them and people 
expect them to work. For irritating patent reasons we end up with some 
borderline illegal drivers (and some quite obviously illegal drivers), 
and the whole situation is painful and miserable but we have to do the 
best we can (except for the illegal bit, obviously)

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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