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10-10-2001, 02:00 PM
Hi just wondering what issues there are with Linux and laptops. What kind of modem would be needed, etc?

Thanks
JM

10-10-2001, 04:39 PM
From what i've seen it works well.

But you modem probably will be a winmodem. Have a look at www.linmodems.org, you may be luckey (offical rockwell /connexant support is due at the end of the year, aparantly).

Mandrake have a list of supported hardware at:

www.linux-mandrake.com/en/hardware.php3

And similar for other distros.
But if its not listed doesn't mean its not supported. A search on google will probably give you an answer.

10-10-2001, 05:17 PM
Yeah, definately check the hardware compatibility list, as many laptops contain 'one-of-a-kind' hardware, with little or no extra driver support.

10-10-2001, 07:13 PM
Thanks for the help.

JM