> I doubt WinModem will work under Linux.
> >> I'm new to linux and just installed a Red Hat 5.1 on my PC.
> >> My PC has a LT win modem (k56 FleX) attached to COM 3, which
> >> works fine under Window 95. But the modem has no response when
> >> I tried to test it with minicom.
I'm afraid you've been screwed. Winmodems won't work under Linux
because they've had their brains lobotomized. In Windows the modem
drivers have the code that used to be in the modem. The manufacturer's
save a few pennies per modem and MS's monopoly is reinforced. Even
Intel likes Winmodems because the processing that was done on the card
is now done by the main CPU. This forces you to stick to the regimented
upgrade cycle because of the need of more CPU power to run the latest
bloatware from MS, and stupid pieces of garbage otherwise referred to as
These drivers are inherently difficult to re-engineer even if the
hardware specs were available, which they aren't. It is easier for most
folks to get a real modem, then spend a few man-years of work trying to
make a driver for these worthless POS. So don't hold your breath for a
driver; just get a real modem.