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Zenwalk 4.0 - Comments

Monday 11th December 2006

Categories: Reviews, GNU/Linux, FLOSS

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6. Submitted by Johnny, Sunday 23rd December 2007

Sally Kraus, you seem to be right about "wvdial".

But I have good news: Damn Small Linux 3.1, a rock-solid LiveCD microdistro, DETECTS MY OLD 33.6kb/s ISAPNP (INTERNAL SERIAL) MODEM. And it allows using "sudo" instead of "su".

The only "catch" is this: At the BIOS CMOS, I had to disable the COM2 port of the motherboard, so that the serial port chip within the ISAPNP modem could be detected as being COM2 (/dev/ttyS1). I didn't disable COM1 (/dev/ttyS0) because I still use an obsolete serial mouse connected to that port...

People who got an external serial modem simply don't need to tweak the BIOS CMOS.

The only thing I hate in DSL 3.1 is no anti-aliased fonts. It's horrible!