> Some of the modems in that family are reported to be WinModems (only
> work in windows - no hope in Linux) some are real modems. The one I
> have is a real modem (it is ISA).
> Check your particular modem. There is a list of modems and their Linux
> compatibility (I forgot where).
> > I have a Pentium 166mmx PC running Win 95 and dual booting with Linux
> > Red Hat 5.2.
> > I cannot get my modem to work at all. I have tried using netcfg but
> > with no joy. Also, I cannot get the ppp interface to stay 'active'.
> > Everytime I go back into netcfg it is shown as inactive again.
> > I know this is probably basic but I'm very new to Linux.
> > Any help appreciated. Thanks.
> > Mark Douthwaite.
This is a nightmare of an issue.... The Supra Express family is OK for the
most part. The Supra Max family is junk. I am presently running a Supra
Express 56i sp (speaker phone) and it works flawlessly under Linux. I did
not even need to use isapnptools to get it to work. I simply set the
correct parameters with the "setserial" command and it worked. It took
awhile to figure out a port and address for it, but now it works fine.
p.s. There is info at the Diamond website for each of its modems. There is
also a list of supported modems at the Linux documentation Project.