Posted 25 January 2005 - 12:12 AM
I'm looking for some help on installing a modem on Fedora. For some reason it won't auto detect it and when I run kudzu to try and find it my mouse goes nuts and I have to restart. Attempting to add the device using the network settings results in "no modem found".
The device is a motorola fax/modem that came with a dell dimension 4100. I also have an intel modem that came with a newer PC. I didn't see either one in the compatibility list and neither one gets auto detected.
Anyone have a fix? Or if not, an idea on where I can get a cheap, fedora compatible modem?
Posted 25 January 2005 - 03:16 AM
If both the modems you have are relatively new and came with Windows computers, you probably have what I refer to as (No)WinModems. That is, modems which rely on the processor and Windows to do a lot of the work -- these are not compatible with Linux -- hence NoWin :x
Modems are not expensive anymore. You may even have a suitable one in your "junk" box of computer stuff. If not, you can get a 56K fax/modem (linux compatible) for less than US $40.
Hope this helps.
Posted 25 January 2005 - 03:41 AM
And, yes, an external modem would most likely work, since most are hard modems, with the chiset to drive the modem onboard. They can be had for as little as $20.00 USD.
Posted 25 January 2005 - 06:39 PM
The Actiontec 56k serial modem has always worked flawlessly for me. From just my personal experience, I'd steer clear of any external modem with a USB interface.