Linux on Aptiva 2164-631

Linux on Aptiva 2164-631

Post by Mirce » Fri, 26 Mar 1999 04:00:00



The Rockwell HCF is even worse than the Mwave: it's a winmodem, there's
no way it will work in Linux. Look somewhere else.

MST


> I am a big Linux advocate, but I don't even have a computer to practice what
> I preach.  So...I am planning on buying a cool, stealth-black IBM Aptiva
> 2164-631 and introducing myself to Linux by installing Red Hat 5.2 on it.
> One of the common problems I've seen in this forum is that there are not
> Linux drivers for the MWave modem that is in most Aptivas (and ThinkPads).
> The specs for the Aptiva 2164-631 say it has a V.90 K56Flex modem with a
> "Rockwell HCF PCI" modem chipset.  Now I don't know that much about modems,
> but I assume that's not an MWave (thank goodness).  So I guess the next
> question is: will this Rockwell modem work with Linux?