Old spec w. no lovin'

Constantine Evans constantine at evanslabs.org
Sun Oct 8 04:54:10 BST 2006

t u wrote:
> Hi,
> I am writing to attract a little bit of attention to this spec:
> https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+spec/winmodem-support which asks
> for winmodem support out-of-the-box. Recently, a user proposed a
> dialogue popup which would give some feedback to user upon installation
> regarding the user specific winmodem hardware. This seems easy enough
> for Edgy + 1? What do you think?
> Is anyone interested in this?
> Thanks
> Ps. I've got no coding knowledge at all...

We can't support most winmodems out of the box, because there are no 
free drivers, and companies like Conexant refuse to release specs under 
reasonable terms.

Having a modem detection script during installation that explains the 
issue when an appropriate modem is detected would be nice.

Constantine Evans

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