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Old 06-07-2007, 08:28 PM   #1
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Formula to install Fedora 6 on Duo Core laptop. How to access internet?


Hello
Since I am new to this forum this is the only way I knew how to tell everyone how I found out how to solve the problem of installing Fedora Core 6 on a Dell Duo Core
x86 laptop. The formula was x86 = i386 = 32bit distribution. So I downloaded the i386 with the 5 files plus 1 Rescue file. Then when I installed it basically installed without problem.

In the past I had always dealt with Linux from the prompt and only to learn Java, C++ programs and executing shell scripts. Now I want to use Linux to access the internet and use its GUI functions the same way that Windows XP and Internet Explorer is used. How do you setup Fedora Core 6 to access the internet and use its GUI functions now that I have Fedora Core 6 Linux Text version installed?
 
Old 06-15-2007, 06:23 AM   #2
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Hi there,

First of all, welcome to LQ.

You did not tell us how you intend to connect to the internet, i.e by dial-up, broadband DSL/Cable, etc.
 
Old 06-16-2007, 12:19 AM   #3
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Dual Core is em64, meaning you can install both 32bit and or 64bit, Core duo is only 32bit, Core 2 duo is both like Dual Core.
Normally, Fedora's installer anaconda would let you do the installation in a graphical environment, and would install "Desktop and productivity" packages by default. Which means you should have a desktop environment like Windows after installation. If it did not do this for you and you did not choose not to install a desktop environment, means you will need to get it on the internet first via command line, then set up repositories, Livna for sure, then install the drivers for your graphics adapter/card.
So, you should do as previously mentioned and tell us how you intend to connect to the internet for proper instructions, and tell us about the computer, like what type, make, model. Or if you can find the specs as to what all the hardware it contains.
 
Old 09-29-2007, 05:49 AM   #4
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Hi there,

First of all, welcome to LQ.

You did not tell us how you intend to connect to the internet, i.e by dial-up, broadband DSL/Cable, etc.
Hi,
I recently installed fedora core 7 on my laptop, but i cannot access the net using Dialup as it gives the status as Modem is busy. The modem in DOS is installed at com3, so supposedly it should be /dev/ttys2, but it gives me the error as modem is busy.....please help. I am using KPPP to connect to the net
 
Old 09-29-2007, 06:50 AM   #5
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Hi,
I recently installed fedora core 7 on my laptop, but i cannot access the net using Dialup as it gives the status as Modem is busy. The modem in DOS is installed at com3, so supposedly it should be /dev/ttys2, but it gives me the error as modem is busy.....please help. I am using KPPP to connect to the net
What type of modem are you forgetting to mention you are using, is it internal pci, USB, serial, cell phone, (make & model)?
For internal pci modems, go here and acquire the scanModem tool and use it to guide you in getting it to work. Only Lucent pci modem with mars chipset can be installed on 64bit Linux for pci modems.
 
  


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