Hardware drivers for linux?

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Do any of you guys know where I can find hardware dirvers for Linux RedHat 9.0?(ex modems, etc)


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check the manufactures website, they might, if they don't then I have no clue.
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Google is fine place to begin one's search.
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Again it really depends on the hardware and the distribution. A more user-friendly distro like SuSe will usually detect all your hardware for you and there's no need to install drivers.

With Gentoo, again I had to do very little even though it's less user-friendly. The drivers are with the kernel source and when I build my kernel I just simply add the drivers in.

But there are certain drivers that you'll often have to go download. For example the Nvidia binary drivers, but usually even these drivers are packaged for you by the distribution. With SuSe you can find it in YOU (Yast Online Update) and with Gentoo it's listed as a Ebuild.

If your having trouble getting some hardware to work it would be better to tell us what it is.
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yeah I hape problems with my modem
it will not recognice it
The modem name is


Broadxent
a Creative company
V.92 PCI FAX MODEM VALUE


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Chances are it is a winmodem, and wont work under linux. Go to http://www.linmodems.org/ and search out the model number to confirm this. If it is a winmode, get one of them listed on that page that is marked as compatable with linux.

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