On 07/30/2010 10:07 AM, James Knott wrote:
Istvan Gabor wrote:
I have a conventinal external serial line data/vioce/fax modem.
Is it possible to make phone calls through the computer using this
modem? I mean I would plug a headset into the computer's sound card
and making the conversation through the headset. What program can
do this? I have openSUSE 11.2.
No. Those modems do not support voice at all. "Soft modems", which
essentially a sound card, may.
Two caveats: I've been on broadband for about 5 years, now, and I don't
know what the current phone modems can do and have; and I never had an
external modem, so don't know whether James is right or not.
I used hardware modems and Winmodems ("soft" modems) from the late 80's
until I went broadband, and for several years I used them as answering
machines for my home personal and business use.
Every one of them had a phone jack on the back panel that you could
connect a handheld to, and every one came with software that you could
use to connect to a mike through a sound card. I used both, both
professionally and for home use on my single phone line with two
accounts and two different numbers -- one for personal use and one for
On the other hand, linux back then was too primitive to use that way; I
connected my linux box through Ethernet to my wife's Windows box, which
held the modem and the Windows communication software.
My points are that:
--1. he may already have what he needs if he'll look at the back panel
of his modem.
--2. even if he doesn't, suse or someone may have the software he needs
to connect to his modem through his sound card.
To unsubscribe, e-mail: opensuse+unsubscribe(a)opensuse.org
For additional commands, e-mail: opensuse+help(a)opensuse.org