Jeff Sexton

Monday, September 17, 2007

More On Fedora 6 - Modems

I've had to give up on getting a serial modem to work with Fedora 6. The best tip I ran into on this was here:

http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=150818

I had installed the xen kernel, just to play with it. It seems the xen edition makes the serial ports unavailable to the O/S. That makes some sense. So I tried installing Fedora without the virtualization option (since installing it with virtualization fails to install the non-xen kernel as a boot option).

However, the non-xen install gets to the point of actually formating and copying over the selected software and crashes. I tried it five times with simpler and simpler options selected. Everytime, the install just crashed.

This is the 64-bit Fedora 6, on a brand new AMD dual core, a mid-range motherboard, no extra video card or anything else fancy, a couple of big SATA drives (also new) and 2 GBs of memory.

Linux normally works really, really well these days. But Fedora is pathetic.

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