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Re: [SLE] ltagere SUSE9.1 AMD issue
  • From: "Carl E. Hartung" <suselinux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2005 06:23:11 -0500
  • Message-id: <200502280623.25757.suselinux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Monday 28 February 2005 06:09, Chadley Wilson wrote:

Hi Chadley,

Are you aware that this is a "winmodem?" These are cheap OEM-only
resource hogs designed to off-load as much of the 'heavy lifting' as
possible to the host cpu. That's why the "whole system hangs up" when
it's trying to dial and there's a problem.

They are also widely known for being difficult to impossible to get
working correctly because so much depends on the mainboard design, the
chipset used and the bios installed. You really are very lucky to have
it behaving nicely in one system.

FYI, there are websites devoted to this topic. Google "winmodem" to get
a list of the best ones. And if you haven't seen this already, more
info on Agere's "modem" chips can be found here: :

Good luck & regards,

- Carl

C. E. Hartung Business Development & Support Services carlh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Dover Foxcroft, Maine, USA Public Keys 68396713 & F8207216
Reg. Linux User #350527
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