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SuSE 8.1 Personal

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by Coma Black, Jan 23, 2003.

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  1. Coma Black

    Coma Black Thread Starter

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    Hello.

    I got linux yesterday, installed it, and it can't detect my modem, or printer, and I don't know what to do..

    I've never been experience with linux, but I'm a fast learner, and in need of help.

    My modem is:

    Generic SOFTK56 attached to COM 3

    I actually installed linux, I'm very bored with windows xp and want to try something new. I couldn't figure out how to make it detect my modem, which is a big concern to me.

    and

    my printer is:

    Lexmark x83

    Thanks please write back

    joe
     
  2. lynch

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    Sounds like you have a winmodem and a winprinter.Lexmarks have little support in linux.Good choice of distro:) I use it too.
    lynch
     
  3. codejockey

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    I agree with Lynch -- you likely have a Winmodem. However, www.linmodems.org has a wealth of information about making your Winmodem work with Linux. It won't be as easy as configuring a "real" (i.e., hardware) modem, but it can be done.

    You should definitely check out www.linuxprinting.org for info about getting your printer to work with Linux (although I did not see your model mentioned in a quick check, it may be similar to other models whose drivers may work for yours -- worth a try, anyway).

    Hope this helps.
     
  4. Coma Black

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  5. Coma Black

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    Infact, this is my modem:

    Conexant HSF V.92 56K RTAD Speakerphone PCI Modem
     
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