Hi Montosh, Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us.Permit me to
forward your mail to the LIH (LinuxIndiaHelp) and FSF-India mailing lists
since I'm don't have the answers to your tech queries. Stay in touch, FN
On Tue, 10 Feb 2004, null script wrote:
Can u provide a list of common soft/internal modems
which will work in
the following distros ==> Red Hat 8/9 stock,Mandrake 8.2/9.1 (single CD
version i.e no kernel source),Free BSD 2.5,Knoppix/Lify and Fedora
core.Me and many of my friends have these distros installed on our
systems but we are forced to surf the net from windows due to the non
avalibity of drivers on GNU/Linux.The following is the list of soft/int
modems we have.
Motorola SM56 Voice fax
Motorola SM56 Speakerphone
Conextant (Rockwell chipset)
Dax int modems
Intex int modems
Ham int modem found on a Compac system
I know the ideal answer would be get a hard/ext modem,but pls
understand that this is not possible.I am sure many ppl would like to
find the same but cannot.
Also can u suggest some tips & tweaks to make the system work
faster.Most of us have old systems 2 to 4 yrs old like K6-2,K6-3,PIIs
with a avg of 128Mb ram per system.All the newer distros really crawl on
most of the systems.I know the answer would be to upgrade the
systems,but not possible.One hack is to use a light and fast manager
like Flubox and Icewm but we miss the eye candy that Gnome and Kde
provide. Kindly help!!
I was also very moved by your article "Sharing Dreams ... Seeking Help"
LFY Dec 2003.I want to know if anybody is ready to go ahead and share
their broad band/fat pipes in India and make new software like
GCC,JAVA,latest Kernel sources etc locally present.It is indeed very sad
that in India we do not have a single local mirror of any distro or
GNU/free software.China and Pak have them but why not India???.Pak even
has the local mirror of packetstrom http://packetstormsecurity.org.pk/
why not us. Every day we hear that India is poised to become the next
super power in software but how?? when we even do not have proper flow
of information and ideas amongst the common user.
Why don't the big company's donate their old computers to NGOS and
educational bodies. Wipe the data from its Hdd and install any of
GNU/LINUX on it.Rather that just 'junk' them. Thousands of under
prevliged children can benefit from it.I cant understand what's stoping
Ppl who have a latest and greatest systems P4's and AMD -XP's can also
help the community by just giving some CPU time for a good cause.They
can compile the various popular software for different 'arch' like
i586,K6-3 with all the optimization.And load it on the net for the ppl
who have old and slow systems to download and use.I for one would very
greatful and really appericate the speed boost which such a gesture
would do for me.I am sure many users will appericate such a site or
users group.I know from bitter experience that compiling some huge
package is a nightmare on a slow system.I tried to compile the 2.6
kernel on Mandrake 9.1 it took some 6 hrs on my system and still did
not work.On a P4 2.4 it took 10 mins. and worked!!! I was foolish enough
to try to install gnome 2.4 from the source on my red hat 9.0,after 3
days and 3 almost sleepless nights still no luck.I would have been ever
grateful if I could just DL the RPM and install it.
Just some of my thoughts, hope to find some good news.Thanks for all
the good work u are doing. All the best.
"Hack into The Light"
-->Open Source to everyone
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