Ubuntu 8.10 64 bit modem problems.

Stephen stephen_o at rogers.com
Tue Mar 17 21:20:19 UTC 2009

Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> --- On Mon, 3/16/09, Stephen <stephen_o at rogers.com> wrote:
>> From: Stephen <stephen_o at rogers.com>
>> Subject: Re: Ubuntu 8.10 64 bit modem problems.
>> To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions" <ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
>> Date: Monday, March 16, 2009, 10:29 PM
>> Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
>>> It's been many years since I've set up a win
>> modem and used one.  However, you might try creating the
>> missing file /dev/slamr0 as the error message states and try
>> again the install.  Just a thought, no guarantees but
>> creating the file certainly wont hurt anything and can be
>> removed if not successful.
>>> Leonard Chatagnier
>>> lenc5570 at sbcglobal.net
>>> --- On Mon, 3/16/09, Stephen
>> <stephen_o at rogers.com> wrote:
>> Thanks for the reply I'll give it a try.
>> When I had this computer custom made I requested a modem,
>> not windows 
>> garbage. None of what I wanted is in the computer. Except I
>> ended up 
>> with a 500 gig hard drive instead of the 250 that I
>> ordered. The place 
>> was Computer Direct on Dundas between Tomken road and
>> Dixie, Mississauga 
>> Ontario. I would warn any one from buying a custom system
>> from them. As 
>> soon as they get your money you don't exist any more.
> Thanks for the info but I usually go with BestBuy in the USA as they are about the lowest price and you can get them to get the warranty service started.
> Don't give up on the winmodem(software modem) as most can be made to work in Linux.  It's been a long while but AIR, the Conexant site had a lot of info to get you started.
> Leonard Chatagnier
> lenc5570 at sbcglobal.net
Thanks again Leonard. I am greatful for the information. Since I only 
have 2 gigs of ram I was considering installing the 32bit version. I 
just thought if I want to upgrade my memory it would already be installed.

Thanks again:
Stephen Oulton.

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