Although I looked very carefully to see that the box didn't say "Windows
on it, I was duped anyway. Called Viking Components and they said it was
"Windows only", a "plug and play". Also "We're looking into supporting
Linux in the future."
I've seen posts that suggest you might still be able to use one of
these things if you disable PnP and use isapnptools. But my modem is an
internal PCI modem, it's not sitting in an ISA slot. Can I still use isapnp
configure the modem properly?
And if not, another solution? Can't get modem to make even a peep under
Linux. I've "setserial" with different combinations, then tried minicom,
hundreds of times, with no luck.
And if no alternative, *please recommend* an actual specific brand and model
of modem to buy, that works under Linux (including the compression
Currently using RH5.2 kernel 2.0.36.....does 2.2.x solve any
As I discovered, one can't count on the box to warn of "Windows only"
functionality. That's why I'd like a specific recommendation before I buy
Thanks for your help,