I hope modems don't get ye all rialled up again but I'd value some help sorting out a modem.
I have an lt winmodem which is supposed to work but involves kernel source and after all the tinkering that I'm doing it may not work anyway and to be honest - as you've guessed - I'd not understand why. It might be totally impossible or I could be just a typo in my dialler setup away from it.
So I said to hell with it. Modems are cheap right. But went to Amazon and CPC and couldn't for the life of me find a simple 56k pci modem that wasn't windows reliant.
I've read the faqs and the howtos and I'm none the wiser when it comes to actually browsing the online stores.
This is the last flaw in the dump windows plan. My desktop still runs windows as an internet server. I'm keeping a dual boot but I really want to leave windows as a zoo exhibit for when I needed to do anything that might not be possible in linux (such as the interface for this blackberry backup, which is very annoying that linux is not supported for calendar syncing, etc. ).
No broadband routers are not an option where I am.
In fact I must be missing something in the drive to get linux on the average joe's desktop: can't happen until the average joe's modem is automatically recognised and setup.
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