[plug] linux/hardware drivers.

Scott, Simon Simon.Scott at SEALCORP.com.au
Mon Apr 10 13:42:05 WST 2000

There may not be drivers. Most internal pci modems are winmodems, and unless
the company has released specs, there is little chance a driver exists. I
think there are about 2 internal modems that are not 'winmodems'. You might
be lucky.

Secondly, there are also windows only printers. Half of the hardware is
emulated in software. Again, if no specs are released its a no go for linux.
I remember a friend who had one, and it was a lexmark....

Good luck!

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-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Davis [mailto:mdavis at stmarys.wa.edu.au]
Sent: Monday, 10 April 2000 1:17
To: plug at plug.linux.org.au
Subject: [plug] linux/hardware drivers.

Hi all,
I'm new to PLUG and while I've been using/playing with linux for nearly 2
years I am still a bit of a newbie.
Could some one point me to a site that supply's drivers for my modem/sound
card (aopen 56k flex internal ) and my printer ( Lexmark 1020 ).
I've been to the factory sites but they don't seem to support linux.( The
Bums )
Are there any generic drivers?
At the moment I run Corel's new linux but I'm open to change if I have to.
My machine is a Celeron 333 with 128Meg ram and 4gig H/D.



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