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ghostattack



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:40 am    Post subject: internet connection Reply with quote

Hi,
i was wondering if there was anyone who could give me an answer to one of my MANY linux - related problems?

I don't know how to setup internet connection on mandriva. Or if my modem is even compatible.
In the hardware menu the modem shows up under Unknown/Other.
It has Agere Systems PCI Soft Modem. which is correct, but when i try to setup internet ( not that i really know what i'm doing) it says that the modem is not connected or that the modem is busy.
does anyone have any idea if it is compatible? or is it that im doing something wrong? Or that theres something that i'm not doing at all, that i should be doing?
Please help!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 7:13 am    Post subject: RE: internet connection Reply with quote

hi ghostattack,

Software modems are notoriously hard to get configured in Linux. The following two HOWTOs may help:

1. http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Linmodem-HOWTO.html
2. http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Modem-HOWTO.html
It is much easier, and a slight performance increase, to use external serial port modems.

Alternatively, broadband ADSL modem/routers are much better (if available in your area) for Internet access as you only have to configure the ethernet connection.

Good luck, I hope you get it working.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 10:49 am    Post subject: RE: internet connection Reply with quote

You need the slmodem driver. Open a terminal and type

Code:

su
[enter root password]
urpmi --test ftp://fr2.rpmfind.net/linux/sourceforge/m/ma/mathdev/slmodem-2.9.3-2.i586.rpm


If all looks OK, repeat the last command without '--test'.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the info.
I downloaded the slmodem driver, but it just seems to be a lot of kword documents.
The read me file commands don't work, with the above command the first bit " urpmi --test " went ok, but when i typed the other part it said " not found"
soon i am getting broadband so it may be better til wait til then.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The code has been wrapped in my previous post. Everything after you enter your password should be on one line.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nelz wrote:
The code has been wrapped in my previous post. Everything after you enter your password should be on one line.


OH! Rolling Eyes

I will try it again, sorry, i must come across as really dumb!!
It's because of the monotony of Micro$oft products!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was the fault of the formatting, not you. Typing exactly what you saw would not work.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i tried it again and all on one line, but it said failed to find it.
Does this mean i'm buying another modem? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ghostattack wrote:
it said failed to find it.


What said? What did it fail to find?

That's not the most helpful error report I've seen...

...nor the least helpful either Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2005 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry My other post wasn't very thorough.
This is what came up:

...retrieving failed: curl failed: exited with 6 or signal 0


unable to register rpm file
installation is possible

But it said installation is possible when i mucked up before and put it on 2 lines.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2005 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That indicates you were unable to download the file. No idea why, because you haven't posted the part of the output where it actually failed.

The "installation is possible " part is clearly wrong.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 4:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nelz wrote:
That indicates you were unable to download the file. No idea why, because you haven't posted the part of the output where it actually failed.

The "installation is possible " part is clearly wrong.



That is all that came up. directly before the 3 fullstops on the line above, it only had a copy of what i typed:

ftp://fr2.rpmfind.net/linux/sourceforge/m/ma/mathdev/slmodem-2.9.3-2.i586.rpm

I tried again but this time without --test and it said this file is already installed?
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