Linux - HardwareThis forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
I am new to linux. I recently installed SuSE 9.1 personal edition. Dual boot with XP.
My internal intel ac97 sound card worked right out of the box on the other distros but not on SuSE 9.1 personal edition. Please help me here folks.
Also, i got a new dsl conection and with it an usb adsl modem. The trouble is, the usb modem does not seem to be recognized (The led on the modem saying "PC" does not glow) under suse. I hotplugged the modem, but still no luck. But now, when i click on hardware browser, it shows all usb ports as "0000:0000" except one port "0f72:0001" or something like that.
So, is my usb modem getting recognized? Why no light is on?
My modem is GlobeSpan Virata Tera100u, incase it helps.
Please instruct me.
Penguin4 thank you for replying, but i don't think i understand what you said.
I will try googling them right away though and then post back here on what i find.
Don't mind my delay, since i have to boot back to XP to access the internet.
siriusb; http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Hardware-HOWTO/index.html, is you will find Hardware Compatibility List , just scroll to modems & look for globespan virata tera 100u if it is then it will be a matter of configuring it to work. oh within http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/index.php is another Hardware Compatiblity List that is specifically for users to find or enter devices that linux-mdk developers,compilers work in supplying users with drivers & workarounds for devices not yet known to linux systems. so please enter yours if it is not known otherwise it should give you information on howto. thank you for your patience.!
Thank you penguin4.
I saw that my modem wasn't there and so listed my modem in the queue.
By the way, i figured out my original problems:
For the sound card, even though i peaked all the volume levels, i thought i won't need the HeadPhones' volume. Later it turns out that it should also be turned up. It's wierd, i don't have a headphone jack. Anyways, i am happy now.
For the modem detection, I turned on "Manual Installation" during the reinstall. In the "load modules" dialog i selected "usb ehci" and "usb ohci" modules to load. Then for the first time SuSE realized that a modem exists on the usb port. This is wierd too. Why can't suse do this on it's own when it says "Scanning for hardware" and blazing through the setup like it looked for everything? I mean, just a few modules were there to be chosen in Manual install. How hard it cud have been for suse to load them too, atleast during the installation. I think i am ranting too much, but i will be happy if someone took notice and did something about it.
But now comes the job of searching for drivers. I was referred to eciadsl.com site. I will check theat out.
Thank you again penguin4.
Originally posted by penguin4 siriusb; http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Hardware-HOWTO/index.html, is you will find Hardware Compatibility List , just scroll to modems & look for globespan virata tera 100u if it is then it will be a matter of configuring it to work. oh within http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/index.php is another Hardware Compatiblity List that is specifically for users to find or enter devices that linux-mdk developers,compilers work in supplying users with drivers & workarounds for devices not yet known to linux systems. so please enter yours if it is not known otherwise it should give you information on howto. thank you for your patience.!
siriusb,if ive not mistaken u r also a member of thinkdigit .anyways i use Debian Sarge Linux; i apt-cache show eciadsl and the description is as below:
sarge:~# apt-cache show eciadsl
Maintainer: Marco d'Itri <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.2.ds1-4)
Recommends: ppp (>= 2.4.2+20031002-3), hotplug
Description: userspace driver for the Globespan-based USB ADSL modems
This package contains userspace utilities and daemons necessary to get
working in Linux the USB ADSL modems based on the Globespan chipset.
if possible try searching eciadsl rpm or convert eciadsl.deb of Ubuntu or Debian testing to rpm using a tool called "Alien".for connxn u may have to set /etc/ppp/chap-scripts to add your username and password in the prescribed form.You can try Yast interface for some help in configuring this.And the best advice is get a lancard,try pppoe setup.that surely will work as is the case with most external modems working in Linux and not many internal modems or winmodems.
For sound u need to install alsa-utils rpm along with alsa-lib and alsa-driver rpms.try as super user(root):"alsaconf".it will configure Ur card properly.SO best of LUX
Last edited by deepclutch; 03-04-2006 at 10:42 AM.
i seem to have a similar problem. i recently installed fedora core 4, and though it is detecting my soundcard i don hear the test sound. i tried cranking up the volume but nothing... ive installed the correct drivers and all... but i still get no sound... can anyone help me.
also im having the same problem with my lan card. it is an onboard iintel pro/100 ve. it keeps saying "eth0 device not found"