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Thread: Linux Mandrake 8.1 with a usb dsl modem???

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    Question Linux Mandrake 8.1 with a usb dsl modem???

    I waited to get linux due to the winmodem in my pc which is incompatible i have read so i wait until i get dsl and bingo i go and buy linux. Turns out the manual says dsl modems will work but not usb modems wtf? Is there anything i can do to get on the internet with linux when all i have is a 56 winmodem and or a usb dsl modem? thanks for any replies.

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    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    You could write a USB driver for Linux. Probably a great learning experience. or swap out your winmodem for a traditional modem.

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    im not that great of a programming im still new so the driver is out, about the winmodem that is dial up anyway. I have dsl and am about to give it up for linux. I really want to use linux but i cant be without the internet so if anyone knows if you can use a usb modem with linux please let me know. thanks

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    Oct 2001
    Linux Mandrake 8.1 should have USB support?? It won't find stuff automatically though I don't think, you still have to tell it where to look (each USB device will be given a name in /dev).
    One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them.
    One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.
    (The Lord Of The Rings)

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