[svlug] Want a dial up server!
rick at linuxmafia.com
Sat Oct 7 22:17:01 PDT 2000
begin Jacob Hunter quotation:
> Well I have an internal NIC, so it would be hard to say what kind it
No, it's not.
1. Shut off the computer.
2. Open the case.
3. Remove the NIC.
4. Write down what's inscribed on the NIC's largest chip.
5. Post that information to svlug at svlug.org.
I'll be glad to carry out on your behalf:
6. Look up what popular ethernet chipset (if any) that chip emulates,
and compare against driver support in recent Linux kernels.
If you've never opened your machine, it's time to get over that. (I'm
assuming this is a desktop machine, not a laptop.)
> As for my modem I would be using it works fine, and it is internal, so
> what kind of chips are on the serial ports doesnt matter does it?
1. Some "modems" are not complete modems. Read the Web page Ray
directed you to.
2. Even internal modems that are complete most often are ISA Plug and
Play, which poses annoying obstacles on Linux. The PnP mode on some
such modems can be disabled; on others, not. If you can disable that
mode, you need to ensure that the card's serial port gets hardware
resources (IRQ, I/O base address) that are available to ISA boards and
not otherwise occupied. If you cannot disable it, you have to contend
with the Linux isapnptools to get Linux to recognise the card's serial
Cheers, "Teach a man to make fire, and he will be warm
Rick Moen for a day. Set a man on fire, and he will be warm
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