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Old 09-22-2003, 07:10 PM   #1
denzel
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Unhappy Toshiba Sattelite ext usb modem problem (no serial port)


I have mandrake 9.1 on my Tosh Sattelite (P3) - 2 weeks now it's great but no good with built in modem. No serial port so tried a usb modem (Smart usb 56) no joy so downloaded drivers (slmdm-usb-2.04-00_mdk. i386.rpm. I cant get this to install via Konqueror. Any ideas ?
 
Old 09-22-2003, 08:29 PM   #2
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Open a terminal, Konsole, and as root:

rpm -Uvh slmdm-usb-2.04-00_mdk. i386.rpm

And then post back what the error is...

Cheers,

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Old 09-23-2003, 10:40 AM   #3
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Hi Finegan, thanks for getting back. details as follows:
error: open of slmdm-usb-2.04-00mdk. failed: No such file or directory
error: open of i386.rpm failed: No such file or directory.

BTW I can get a PCMCIA modem for my machine - is there any likelihood it would work better?
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Old 09-23-2003, 05:05 PM   #4
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Uh... there's a space in there I didn't mean to be in there man, between mdk. and .i386.rpm

Hmm... let's see if these drivers actually work, but yeah, there are a lot of supported pcmcia modems, check out pcmcia-cs.sourceforge.net for a full list of supported hardware. Some of this stuff is oooooold, but pcmcia modems aren't made much any longer.

Cheers,

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Old 09-24-2003, 03:19 AM   #5
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Hey Finegan, thanks man I ll try again leaving out the offending space. Also will check out the PCMCIA route - my local backstreet pc shop sells em. Have a good day/night.



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