i'm still a relatively new linux user with some more questions...
of course my dell computer came with a winmodem preinstalled in an isa slot; so
i can't use it with linux and must acquire a new modem...
i looked up in the linux documentation project 'how-to' pages under the 'SERIAL
HOWTO' section and it looks to me that most 'standard pc serial boards' - which
i would assume include these accura modems - should be linux compatible... does
anyone know any reason this should not be the case...?
not only did dell send me a winmodem preinstalled, but it looks that as a result
- since they installed the modem on com2 internally - they have only deigned to
give me one external 9-pin serial port for com1...!
i had initially planned to buy an external modem as the new modem, so i could
use it interchangeably with other machines and see the little flashing lights,
etc... :-) but then i realized that that would use up the only external
serial port that i have... so i decided probably wiser to set it up in the isa
slot again internally... does anyone have any information as to why this may
not be the best course of action...?
thanks for any helpful information...