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Re: [SLE] SuSE supported aDSL devices
  • From: Colin Carter <colincarter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 12 May 2005 10:53:25 +1000
  • Message-id: <200505121053.25183.colincarter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thursday 12 May 2005 10:18, Anders Johansson wrote:
> On Thursday 12 May 2005 02:12, Colin Carter wrote:
> > Is this true?
> > Are you implying that kernel has been written in such a way that if I
> > upgrade from SuSE 9.1 to 9.2 I will have to throw away my Netcomm Plus
> > 4 ? It is a combination ethernet, usb, ADSL modem with router and
> > firwall, so I don't feel very happy if SuSE has done such a 'silly'
> > thing!
>
> It's not a question of what suse has done, it's a question of what the
> manufacturers haven't done. Namely written drivers.
>
> In general, a modem you connect to with an ethernet cable will work. I
> don't think I've ever seen one that didn't. Modems you connect to with USB
> may or may not work, depending on whether there is a driver for it. If
> there was a driver in 2.4, odds are there will be one in 2.6, unless the
> driver was binary only and the manufacturer is refusing to release an
> update

Okay, and thanks.
I didn't think that you really meant that a kernel upgrade would make my
modem obsolete; it would have been a bit much.
Colin

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