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Old 03-05-2004, 07:46 PM   #1
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15 min. mentor? Please?


All I want is some unadulterated time with someone who knows their shit, but can speak to me in English.
AIM would be nice, but a phone call would be a DREAM COME TRUE! (if someone has free long distance of coarse)

P.S. my girlfriend just read this and said that computer nerds are gonna think I'm a woosy. LOL
I don't care. I'm a computer nerd, and when it comes to Linux, I AM a woosy.

Please reply. I'll give you my AIM handle, phone number, etc.

I just have a nic problem and a sound problem. (for now that is)
 
Old 03-05-2004, 08:11 PM   #2
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Wow,
I guess it's true what they say, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all".
10 views and not a single reply.
I swear I'm not one of those "crybaby ""Why won't somebody judt do it for me""wankers".
I've been researching this for days, but nothing that I have found on any website, and not replies to any other threads posted, have helped me fix my problems.
I appoligise to people who have responded to threads. I mean no insult. Some replies are just either way too over my head, or they suggest switching distros.
We all know how long it takes to download all of those ISO's, and I'm not computer illiterate, so I believe I can get this Debian KDE with a little guidance.
That's all I want.
Guidance...
Not a babysitter.
I'm just an extremely frustrated new user, who's even LAST resort is not give up. I really want to learn.
 
Old 03-05-2004, 08:16 PM   #3
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Why not just post your problems that you are having here, afterall these are "help" forums and it sounds like you are in the right one, "newbie", so just fire away and we'll see if we can help.

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Old 03-05-2004, 08:22 PM   #4
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Smile

Well...Unfortunately I can't help you since I'm not a mentor...yet :-) Is there any Linux machine to go into the future let's say in six months? Also I'm not in the US :-(

BUT: google is your best friend : keep it in mind; type and retype keywords concerning your problems using quotes for expressions and you'll be surprised on how much results google may return. Then read, take a little break and experiment.

Also, perhaps your linux distro and your hardware are definitively not compatible - but will be in the future: I can say since with several comps and several distros I had difficulties...Sometimes an old distro will run better than the newest one

Never give up and allow people out there some time to react :I bet they will :-) Also they do it for...free! Isn't it magic? Also My last thread "how to disable the redhat firewall" received no answer and has been viewed 10 times so...Take it cool, bro!

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Old 03-05-2004, 08:31 PM   #5
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rberry 88

I am running Debian KDE

Control center - information - PCI displays my nic as a D-Link RTL8139, and it is.
But When I click on a link I get "unknown host"
My router displays a light for the machine but the nic only displays one light as if the computer isn't comunicating with it.

If I can get it to work I might be able to resolve my sound issue. I found a website with complete instructions but it involves downloading something directly from a panel and what not. I've tried downloading it from this XP machine, burning it, placing it in said location and then following inst. from there, but it hasn't worked.
regular old soundblaster live by the way.
 
Old 03-05-2004, 08:35 PM   #6
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Well may you explain how a networking problem could help fixing a sound problem?

"debian" "sound problem" sound blaster in GOOGLE

I'm not a mentor :-( Poor thing
 
Old 03-05-2004, 08:37 PM   #7
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I don't know, but the website's instructions involved using my linux machine to download stuff via a panel. I can't do that without connectivity.
 
Old 03-05-2004, 08:41 PM   #8
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Type this into a terminal and tell me what you get:
Code:
modprobe rtl8139
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Old 03-05-2004, 08:52 PM   #9
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I got
note : /etc/modules.confis more recent than /lib/modules/2.2.20-idepci/modules.dep
 
Old 03-05-2004, 08:53 PM   #10
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Now type this in a terminal as root:

Code:
depmod -a
and then try it again (modprobe rtl8139)

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Old 03-05-2004, 08:57 PM   #11
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it did nothing but but act as if I hit enter in a windows command prompt. It just gave me another command line. By the way, under user, it wont recognize modproebe as a command. only as super user.
 
Old 03-05-2004, 09:03 PM   #12
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When you put in "depmod -a" it won't print out any feedback. Did you do "modprobe rtl8139" as root after you did "depmod -a" and if so what did it say?

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Old 03-05-2004, 09:08 PM   #13
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no feedback whatsoever.
Followed inst. to a "T". it just drops down one line and gives me another command prompt.
 
Old 03-05-2004, 09:13 PM   #14
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Let's try : insmod rtl8139 as root

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Old 03-05-2004, 09:15 PM   #15
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It says it already exists.
 
  


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