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    Linux, modem support and the internet

    I am currently downloading Slackware Linux 10.0 and i am wondering if my modem will function well after i install linux. Does my modem driver in my CD-ROM Modem installer support linux? Does linux use the same modem driver just like my modem driver in my Windows XP?

    What do I need to have an internet connection using linux?

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    Linux, modem support and the internet

    All support for hardware must be included in your kernel. When installing Slackware (like you told me on IRC) ... the default bare kernel should have support for most modems. Winmodems are a little trickier though. Start setting up your Slackware box and come back to us for specific help.
    To err is human, to moo bovine.

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    Linux, modem support and the internet

    by the way vern, what's kernel? its something i hear a lot of times though i dont really know what it is and what it is for. dont worry i continue downloading everynight im jz waiting for my DL to finish.

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    Linux, modem support and the internet

    What is a kernel?

    The central module of an operating system. It is the part of the operating system that loads first, and it remains in main memory. Because it stays in memory, it is important for the kernel to be as small as possible while still providing all the essential services required by other parts of the operating system and applications. Typically, the kernel is responsible for memory management, process and task management, and disk management.
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    Linux, modem support and the internet

    ^ Well said.
    To err is human, to moo bovine.

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    Think that the kernel is the brain. If the brain is small and contains only really needed things - it works fast. If not, it contains an API for GUI like the Windows one

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    mas nice if external imo modem if linux kay ang internal modem hmmm lisod by the way internal modem is also called winmodem or windows modem as they saed

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    Re: Linux, modem support and the internet

    i have problems installing conexant based chipset internal modem on my mandrake 10.1

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    Re: Linux, modem support and the internet

    @tracktrix .... please try to visit this site ... it might help
    http://linmodems.org/
    Registered Linux User # 279330

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    Re: Linux, modem support and the internet

    Quote Originally Posted by tracktrix
    i have problems installing conexant based chipset internal modem on my mandrake 10.1
    Modems with the conexant chipset are known as Winmodems, and so require Windows software. I am pretty sure though that there is a Linux solution to make it work. A lot of searching might yield something for you.
    To err is human, to moo bovine.

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