Sat, 27 Oct 2001 16:29:32 -0400
Clearly getting modems to work with Linux is a TRILUG program waiting to
happen!! I had a peculiar thing happen when trying to get my modem to work.
First of all, I installed Mandrake 7.2 which recognized my ISA modem (with
jumpers set manually not plug & play). I took the Mindspring info necessary
to set up my account from Windows(DNS stuff, dial in number, etc.) and it
worked!! But then I decided to upgrade to Mandrake 8.0, which strangely did
NOT recognize the same modem and PC setup. I still haven't got it to work,
so I'm having to use MS crap for email. To make matters worse, in the
meantime I've had to put a new motherboard in my computer which does NOT
have an ISA slot (only PCI's), so I couldn't use my old ISA modem. I have a
new PCI modem which says on the box that it does work with LINUX. There is
some sort of file necessary, apparently, but it has an .EXE extension??? Now
I've never seen an extension on any driver file nor have I seen an exe
extention on a Linux file. My question is simple, should I just upgrade to
----- Original Message -----
From: Rev. Christian J Hedemark <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2001 3:42 PM
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] email@example.com____
> Cheryl writes:
> > Oh, right, I totally forgot to mention - I learned the hard way that you
> > absolutely must include the @mindspring.com part (or @earthlink.net).
> > Maybe everyone does that nowadays anyway, but <voice="grumpy old
> > in *my* day, alls you had to enter was your userID!</voice>.
> > Anyway, I figured it wouldn't hurt to mention that, and if it saves
> > the dreadful frustration I encountered just trying to read my daggone
> > email at a conference, well, then, it was worth it.
> Not true. I am a Mindspring/Earthlink subscriber, and my @mindspring.com
> account does NOT let me dial in. I must use the old ms###### ID to log
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