[ubuntu-uk] PCI dialup modems ....
bdrake at crosswire.org
Tue Nov 30 16:36:17 GMT 2010
Hi there ....
On the odd occasion I have found it useful to have a dialup modem. The
one I used to use (a USB modem) is a winmodem and very much in the
unsupported category. I dug out a couple of old PCI modems and tried
those. Both identify as supported 'Linmodems' using scanModem. I got
the suggested package and installed hsfmodem from
This looked promising and recognised the modems - BUT the builtin
diagnostics tell me that the latest kernel I'm using doesn't support the
I take this to mean that it would mean compiling a custom kernel to make
use of what is now obviously cobwebby software and a couple of fairly
cobwebby bits of hardware. Is there an easy way of adding what I need?
(Something silly like adding 'winmodem' to /etc/modules or would I be
better binning the old PCI winmodems and spending £8 or £9 on a
Linux-compatible USB modem?
Sent from my desktop using Ubuntu - the window-free environment
that gives me real fresh air.
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