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Re: [opensuse] SUSE certified laptop
- From: BRUCE STANLEY <bruce.stanley@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2007 09:24:25 -0700 (PDT)
- Message-id: <731165.44387.qm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
--- James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
> >>> What PC Card modems are they talking about?
> >>> AS I posted last time, I have tried the 'True Hardware' Zonet PC Card modem
> >>> and can't get it to work. On the box it came in, it even says that it is
> >>> compatible with Linux that have later kernals, but does not specify which
> >>> kernal(s) it is talking about.
> >> I have a US Robotics Megahertz 28.8 kbps XJACK PC Card modem that I
> >> upgraded (via a firmware update) to 33.6 kbps. Linux sees it as a
> >> serial port. It's worked fine in every machine I've used it in. These
> >> can be picked up very cheaply on eBay, and computer surplus stores often
> >> have buckets full of them they're dying to unload.
> > Yep, I got a Dell PCMCIA modem at a junk sale for $12. Has worked
> > perfectly for years whenever I have [rarely] actually needed to use an
> > analog line.
> > Don't forget the most often overlooked solution - your cell phone. Most
> > cell pones can attach via a USB port, emulate a serial port, and support
> > the Hayes command set. Every cell phone I've had I've been able to make
> > a terminal call with (using nothing but the USB cable and minicom).
> While my cell phone includes such a "modem", it uses GPRS, which is an
> extra cost service.
I found a version of Linux that will work with my Thinkpad T41 and
my ZONET PCMCIA 56k modem. It is the Live CD version of Simply MEPIS 3.4.3.
I uses a version of the smartlinke modem software.
Now I must decide if I want to install it on the hard drive as a
permintate multi-boot opition. It is an older version of Mepis
and I would like to use a more current version of Linux.
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