[PLUG] Winmodem and VirtualBox?
tim at wescottdesign.com
Mon Jan 18 11:58:07 PST 2010
Scott Garman wrote:
> Tim Wescott wrote:
>>>> Anyone have success with this? I've got the 'free binary only' version
>>>> of VirtualBox that lets me turn on USB, but doesn't have all the bells
>>>> and whistles of the $$$ version.
>>> Which distro are you using as your host OS? On some older versions of
>>> Ubuntu I've had to follow an online guide to get usbfs set up correctly.
>>> Here is one such guide:
>>> This is pretty dated but it may offer the clues you need.
>> Karmic, but as far as I know the modem is on the PCI bus, not USB --
>> should I be looking at the USB bus anyway?
> Sorry, I thought from your original post that the modem was USB-based.
> You shouldn't need to do anything with usbfs to make it work if it's a
> PCI card.
I double-checked, and it doesn't show up on the USB bus.
It also isn't visible to the modem software driver disk that came with
the machine (grr).
Argh. Maybe I just need to go buy a real modem; I've been trying to
avoid that, as it (a) costs money, and (b) seems like getting one that
supports faxing will be a pain.
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