Hardware modems

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Can anyone recommend a modem that will work under linux for using Hyla Fax? Failing that can anyone recommend a place to get one (is ebay any good for that sort of thing?)

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p.s. I know this is more of a hardware question but as I'm trying to get a specific peice of software running and it's the software element (the drivers) that'll be the problem I thought this'd be the place to ask
 
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Buy any old external serial 56K modem on ebay and it'll be fine.

You can try a PCI hardware modem, but they're much harder to find because it's hard to distinguish a hardware modem from a software one, especially on the 'bay.
 
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Are the linux drivers for serial modems fairly generic?

I've never installed a serial modem under linux but am guessing HOW-TOs will abound once I've found the right driver
 
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A proper hardware modem has an absolutely standard instruction set, so it will work with generic drivers that are - as I recall - built into Linux. I don't quite recall how it works, as it was a long time ago when I did it, but it's pretty simple. What distribution are you using? Something like Ubuntu will have it all built in I would think.
 
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No I'm using Debian, it's already running as a Server but now they want all faxes to be handled digitally so I've got to put an old modem on to it - and I prayed that I'd never have to deal with that out moded sort of junk again!
 
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