begin Tom Mackey quotation:
> I am thinking of installing Linux on an old P90, which currently has win95
> on it. It has PCI internal modem. Is there any simple way of checking if
> it is a proper modem or a win modem prior to the linux install?
Open the machine. Pull out the PCI card. Find the biggest chip on it.
Write down everything on that chip. One of those inscriptions will be
the "chipset" identity. Compare what you've written against Rob Clark's
But practically all PCI internal modems have been winmodems. Not that
there's anything the least bit wrong with PCI connections (if you've
made the regrettable decision that internal modems are acceptable).
It's just that manufacturers of winmodems need the bandwidth of PCI
to offload all that processing onto the CPU (that, with a real modem,
is done in the DSP, modem ROMs, serial port UART, etc.).
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