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Old 01-02-2003, 04:09 PM   #1
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Installing Modem drivers


Yes,Is it possible to just install modem drivers from a floppy disk while you are in Mandrake???? I have the right drivers that I need,But trying to get them there is a Big problem...
Can I just put the drivers on a floppy,Then when I am in Mandrake 9.0 ,Just install from the floppy ??? Seems to me this would be allot easier... I have windows 98 se/ mandrake 9.0 ... Any help would be so cool...
Thanks ..
 
Old 01-02-2003, 04:34 PM   #2
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Are the modem drivers for linux? Also are you mounting the disk and able to access the files on it?

What brand of modem.
The chipset in the modem would be nice also.
 
Old 01-02-2003, 07:05 PM   #3
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yes.the drivers are for mandrake linux,No on the mounting..
Conexant modem,I have the drivers on floppy & and CD rom.. the chipset is R6793-12 hope this helps you...
I am new to linux,I really like mandrake and I have most eveything else working except the Modem...
 
Old 01-03-2003, 01:11 PM   #4
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Ive personaly never played with the softmodem stuff for linux. When i was playing with modems you couldnt use them but from what ive seen this is changed. You need to mount the floppy before you can access it.

mount /dev/fd0 /mnt

Try that and see what it says. You should then beable to access the floppy.
 
Old 01-03-2003, 05:06 PM   #5
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Once you have accessed the floppy, I might be able to help as I have used the Conexant linmodem drivers as well.

The drivers should be in one of two file formats. There will be either an rpm file with the suffix .rpm, or a tar.gz file with the suffix .tar.gz

An rpm file is easy, if it is specific to your distribution. Just click and press 'install'! tar.gz files are more fun. But you can get instructions here, for both types, and download the right file for your modem and distro:

http://www.mbsi.ca/cnxtlindrv/
 
Old 01-03-2003, 05:21 PM   #6
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I have the driver and it is a .rpm format... Now how do I install it??? I have it on CD and floppy disk... Which one is easier ? A don't know nothing about Linux,But I find it fastanating....
 
Old 01-03-2003, 09:42 PM   #7
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In Linux, all your devices are represented by abstract files. DEVICES and FILES are actually very similar at basic levels. Yet, in order to see the volume of an I/O device, you must mount the device on the filesystem. Your floppy is probably represented by the file /dev/fd0. You need to MOUNT it to another directory using the mount command:
mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy OR mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy/.
 
  


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