I am setting up Suse 6.3 on a NEC Versa SX. When the machine starts I get a failed message when it hits the network start and route start portions of the script. Also, The nic shows both the 10 Mb and 100 Mb lights like it is trying to autodetect or something.
But, after the machine is up and running I can go into etc/rc.d and do a ./network restart and a ./route restart and it comes up and works fine. I have not been able to get DHCP to work at all but I have a fluke server I am playing with on a Win98 machine that may be the problem there.
It seems to me to be some type of timing issue as to when the pcmcia stuff is loaded and then when it tries to start up the networking. Unfortunately, I am not quite sure how to fix it.
About the modem: I have read on these groups that the modem will not work with Linux because it is a Winmodem. I thought that winmodems were only for Win95/Win98. I had this in a machine with NT 4.0 loaded and it worked great. Will Winmodems work under NT as well. I thought they wouldn't but correct me if I am wrong.