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IBM 600e with Linux for my mother who needs dial-up

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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 13, 2004 12:32:04 PM

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I have an ancient IBM Thinkpad 600e running Slackware 9.1 works great. It's my
'backup machine' and I never use it. Sits in the closet. I want to give it to
my 80 year old mother who only needs a machine to surf and e-mail. She has
dial-up.

I think the 600e has a Winmodem and I don't believe there is a Linux driver
for it (is there?) Someone told me I can get some kind of PCMA card? I don't
know anything about laptop hardware. Can some kind soul direct me on what to
buy so that mother can use this with Earthlink? Do I need to configure for
pmca (or whatever?) Anyone have an ancient Thinkpad working on dialup (mine
works great on broadband). Thanks guys. I appreciate your help... and so will
my mother.

Al
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 13, 2004 4:39:41 PM

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Most PCMCIA card modems will work with Linux. Plug it in and Linux will see
it.
I use a cardmodem with Knoppix hard disk installed and it works well.


Al C. <no.spam.acanton@adams-blake.no.spam.com> wrote in message
news:10hpnnktbjcm2eb@news20.forteinc.com...
> I have an ancient IBM Thinkpad 600e running Slackware 9.1 works great.
It's my
> 'backup machine' and I never use it. Sits in the closet. I want to give it
to
> my 80 year old mother who only needs a machine to surf and e-mail. She has
> dial-up.
>
> I think the 600e has a Winmodem and I don't believe there is a Linux
driver
> for it (is there?) Someone told me I can get some kind of PCMA card? I
don't
> know anything about laptop hardware. Can some kind soul direct me on what
to
> buy so that mother can use this with Earthlink? Do I need to configure for
> pmca (or whatever?) Anyone have an ancient Thinkpad working on dialup
(mine
> works great on broadband). Thanks guys. I appreciate your help... and so
will
> my mother.
>
> Al
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 13, 2004 9:23:25 PM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.laptops (More info?)

"Al C." typed:
> I have an ancient IBM Thinkpad 600e running Slackware 9.1 works great. It's my
> 'backup machine' and I never use it. Sits in the closet. I want to give it to
> my 80 year old mother who only needs a machine to surf and e-mail. She has
> dial-up.
>
> I think the 600e has a Winmodem and I don't believe there is a Linux driver
> for it (is there?) Someone told me I can get some kind of PCMA card? I don't
> know anything about laptop hardware. Can some kind soul direct me on what to
> buy so that mother can use this with Earthlink? Do I need to configure for
> pmca (or whatever?) Anyone have an ancient Thinkpad working on dialup (mine
> works great on broadband). Thanks guys. I appreciate your help... and so will
> my mother.

Al, which Winmodem is it? Download the `scanModem.gz' script from
linmodems.org[0] and execute it on your system. It will detect the Winmodem,
report the actual chipset the Winmodem uses, and recommend a number of drivers
that might work with. I downloaded and configured the ltmodem-8.31a7.tar.gz[1]
driver for my Xircom Mini-PCI[2] modem, which uses an Agere/Lucent chipset, on
my ThinkPad T21. It works flawlessly.

Notes:
[0] http://linmodems.org/
[1] http://www.heby.de/ltmodem
[2] http://www-3.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-4VFTT3.ht...

--
Ayaz Ahmed Khan

This e-mail was generated on an IBM T21 Laptop running Slackware-9.1.0. Note
that no Micro$oft products were used in creating this e-mail.
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