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    Default Modems to avoid ?

    I've established the current modem I have, a Motorola SM56, does not support Linux drivers, seems I need to score a new one.

    I wont ask what are the best modems for Linux but rather what are the brands or models to avoid. I'd prefer internal, using 10.3 with KDE.

    Cheers

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    Default Re: Modems to avoid ?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrbadexample View Post
    I've established the current modem I have, a Motorola SM56, does not support Linux drivers, seems I need to score a new one. I wont ask what are the best modems for Linux but rather what are the brands or models to avoid. I'd prefer internal, using 10.3 with KDE.
    I know you did not ask, but for modems that are known to work with openSUSE, take a look here at this openSUSE hardware compatibility list for modems:
    HCL/Modems - openSUSE hardware compatibility
    Unfortunately that list is incomplete, in part because most openSUSE users who get their hardware working, do not take the time to update lists such as that.

    For modems to definitely avoid, take a look at the Linux hardware incompatibility list:
    Linux Modem Incompatibility

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    Avoid all winmodems
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    Default Re: Modems to avoid ?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrbadexample View Post
    I've established the current modem I have, a Motorola SM56, does not support Linux drivers, seems I need to score a new one.

    I wont ask what are the best modems for Linux but rather what are the brands or models to avoid. I'd prefer internal, using 10.3 with KDE.

    Cheers
    I use a USR internal modem that supports both Windows and Linux just fine. It's the Model USR5610C and its an actual hardware modem, so it works without drivers.

    More info at the USR site USRobotics 56K Modems: USR5610C*56K* V.92 Performance Pro Modem - overview

    Hope this helps.
    Go for it! You can always re-install...

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    Default Re: Modems to avoid ?

    mrbadexample schrieb:
    > I wont ask what are the best modems for Linux but rather what are the
    > brands or models to avoid. I'd prefer internal, using 10.3 with KDE.


    With an RS232 attached external modem you'd be on the safe side.
    Internal ones are trickier to sort. Obviously anything calling itself
    "WinModem" should be avoided. Generally, anything that doesn't have a
    real modem chip on it is bad, because that means modulation/demodulation
    is done in software, which - you guessed it - will typically only exist
    for Windows-of-the-Day.

    HTH
    T.

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