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Linux woes

Dave Rose
Occasional Visitor

Linux woes

I have seen quite a bit of questions on here regarding the sound half of the Riptide, has anyone managed to get the modem working under Linux, I am currently trying to get Linux-Mandrake working on a Pavilion 8565C, any help is deeply appreciated.
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Albert E. Whale, CISSP
Honored Contributor

Re: Linux woes

Dave,

Unfortunately I have had to gut my HP Pavilion system to support the Modem and Sound drivers of Linux. Unfortunately, there is no clear relieve in sight since the Hardware manufacturers have taken to reducing the actual hardware in favor of Software. The answer is clear, support the manufacturers which have real hardware (which is not tied to Windoze) in order to work with all equipment.

There is also a sight which is developing Device Drivers for the WinSound devices called OSS Open Sound Support. More information is available at www.opensound.com

Hope that helps.
Sr. Systems Consultant @ ABS Computer Technology, Inc. http://www.abs-comptech.com/aewhale.html & http://www.ancegroup.com
Dave Rose
Occasional Visitor

Re: Linux woes

Albert, I started doing quite a bit of snooping on the subject and came to the same conclusion. I founf the sound driver for the sound card, at opensound.com, but I can't get it to configure since the modem and sound card are sharing an IRQ, between a rock and a hard place. Thank you for the reply though, just reinforced what I thought.
Chuck Taylor_1
Occasional Visitor

Re: Linux woes

Win Modems won't work under Linux. I had to purchase another modem in order to connect to the internet under Linux. Check out:
http://www.o2.net/~gromitkc/winmodem.html
This site has a lot of info on modems. You can keep both in your PC at the same time, In fact if you want sound you have to. I myself haven't found a driver for the sound portion under Linux yet. If you do please let me know. thanks