moonbeam at catmanor.com
Wed Jan 5 22:01:20 CST 2000
>Hi, Peter --
>Lucent, for one, has released a binary for one of their WinModems for Linux.
>If yours is a Lucent, usually known as an "LTWinmodem", this may work -- it
>works on the one built into my Compaq Presario 1930 notebook running Redhat
>6.1, Kernel 2.2.12. A friend has a newish Toshiba model running Slackware
>4.0, though, and the Lucent driver doesn't work.
Note - Binary only kernel modules are not, and probably never will be
supported by the linux kernel.
Quote from Linus:
"I'm not all that interested in trying to help binary-only drivers,
when people like 3dfx are opening up their specs and their libraries
to the open source community. Why would I go to the extra work to help
people who aren't even willing to help me?"
If you manage to get one of these beasts to work with linux, you are now
locked into that particular kernel. I can understand your desire to not
have to cut your losses and have to go out an buy a "real" modem. But it
boggles the mind why one would spend so many man-months of "significant
effort" to save the $50 extra it would take to get a real modem.
The real answer is... Just say no.
Buy a real modem.
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