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10-07-2008

Israel

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Re: How to Install a WIN-MODEM driver

2008-10-23, 16:24 PM

try the following:

 

(make sure you have the latest development tools for opensuse, eg. gcc)

download this file: http://www.sm56linux.narod.ru/sm56-gcc3.tar.gz

 

type as root:

 gunzip sm56-gcc3.tar.gz

tar-xvf sm56-gcc3.tar

cd sm56-gcc3

make install

 

let me know if it works!

 

Edit: I forgot to mention that you also need to have the kernel source installed. Look it up in your packages add/remove installation utility.

Message Edited by elhaya on 10-23-2008 01:59 PM
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09-12-2008

Atlanta, GA USA

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Re: How to Install a WIN-MODEM driver

2008-10-23, 21:49 PM

I read that the only sm56 driver was for old 2.4.x kernels.  We are now on 2.6.27, so it might not work. 

 

My linux politics 2 cents:

One thing that's great about linux... if it doesn't work... write your own!  It's hard to complain when it's free.  Sure, this attitude may not win in the desktop wars... but I don't think linus or richard stallman get money from an OEM sale. So, it's not really a driving motive for the developers, i think.  It's more important for commercial companies like novell and red hat to push for desktop domination.  But you can't really blame linux when something doesn't work.  Be thankful when you take for free.

Message Edited by garytr23 on 10-23-2008 02:50 PM
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earning an MSECE at GATech, with undergrad in BME.
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11-20-2007

Iowa, USA

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Re: How to Install a WIN-MODEM driver

2008-10-24, 11:22 AM

garytr23 wrote:

 Be thankful when you take for free.


Now there is the "Quote of the day".

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FYI: I am not employed by Lenovo
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08-08-2008

Kerala

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Re: How to Install a WIN-MODEM driver

2008-10-24, 13:29 PM

We here at India don't find wifi hotspots easily..

I think that I should now try to move onto some broadband connection or so...

Anyway I still prefer Open SUSE11.0 

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Ubuntu 9.04 -Gnome, Win Vista(not used much) :) Ubuntu rocks...;)
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Re: How to Install a WIN-MODEM driver

2009-09-14, 15:28 PM

Well guys... I have now took a broadband connection.. My ethernet and wireless works fine.. And i have one other thing to say Linux is a community driven OS, you can always talk of things that you need at the forums, very soon it'll be implemented, but if there is some legal barriers, there is no way to help... But The spirit of linux is all about helping others and get helped. Also at no cost, in a humane way...

Just see what the problems of Windows 7 are at-

http://windows7sins.org/

Its a campaign by Free Software foundation(FSF), to enlighten people how linux can change their lives in a positive way....:)

Y410-160GB HDD,T5550,2GB RAM
Ubuntu 9.04 -Gnome, Win Vista(not used much) :) Ubuntu rocks...;)
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