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Old 02-21-2005, 12:11 PM   #1
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3 newbie questions


Sorry if these have been asked before but i coudlnt find anything explaining easily via search.

I have just installed suse 9.2 but need a little help

1)When i boot from knoppix i can view and run programs off my fat32 and ntfs drives normally i.e. they show up. But in suse 9.2 (using kde) i can only see my linux partition.
Could someone explain how to go about making suse see my other hard drives?

2)I have an alcatel speedtouch usb modem. All my other drivers seem to of been installed but not this. Therefore i have to keep booting into windows to access the net.
How do i find/install/setup my alcatel speedtouch modem in suse 9.2 ?

3)Lastly when using suse 9.2 (kde) it seems slow at displaying things. I have a high refresh rate in good res. Im using a nvidia geforce fx 5600 suse seems to of installed the drivers fine but when displaying a new window or even simply scrolling it draws and refreshes very slowly.
Is there a way to fix this?

many thanks and apologises if these questions have been asked before.
 
Old 02-21-2005, 12:15 PM   #2
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3) What are the rest of your system's specs? Especially if you have around or less than 128 MB RAM KDE's supposed to run slow.
 
Old 02-21-2005, 12:36 PM   #3
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amd 2600xp
1gb ddr ram
2 250gb hdd and 1 160gb hdd
asus nforce2 mobo
 
Old 02-21-2005, 01:28 PM   #4
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For question 1. You will have to edit your /etc/fstab file and add a line for each fat32 partition. They will look like this.

/dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c vfat codepage=850,iocharset=iso8859-1,umask=0 0 0
/dev/hda5 /mnt/win_d vfat codepage=850,iocharset=iso8859-1,umask=0 0 0

Note, you will have to edit hda1 and hda5 to match your partition scheme.

You will also have to create folders in your linux file system. Mine are at /mnt. I did a MD win_c and MD win_d.

Once that is done you can mount the drives, or if you boot the system, it should now mount the drives at boot time.

As far as executing a program, on a windows partition, you would have to install and configure wine, or some other windows emulator. If all you need to do is open files, ie play mp3's, then you don't need wine.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 02-21-2005, 01:42 PM   #5
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2) Can you findout what chipset it uses?
 
Old 02-21-2005, 01:55 PM   #6
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2) Can you findout what chipset it uses?
Hi it is this version
http://www.speedtouchdsl.com/prod330.htm

SpeedTouch™ 330
 
Old 02-21-2005, 01:57 PM   #7
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For question 1. You will have to edit your /etc/fstab file and add a line for each fat32 partition. They will look like this.

/dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c vfat codepage=850,iocharset=iso8859-1,umask=0 0 0
/dev/hda5 /mnt/win_d vfat codepage=850,iocharset=iso8859-1,umask=0 0 0

Note, you will have to edit hda1 and hda5 to match your partition scheme.

Hope this helps.
Hi many thanks, what do i do for ntfs drives?
is hda1 hda5 etc the same as is shown in partion program?
 
Old 02-21-2005, 02:14 PM   #8
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2) yep, we got 1 of 'em. Don't bother they eat CPU clocks, just buy a router then if u get other PCs or have friends over they can use the net too, and Linux works much easier with them.
 
Old 02-21-2005, 02:43 PM   #9
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To mount an ntfs partition you would need to change vfat from the fstab
example above to ntfs, also I would change the umask to umask=222,
you don't want to write to an ntfs partition.

What distribution are you running? You may need to download the ntfs rpm
if you are running Fedora Core.
 
Old 02-21-2005, 03:27 PM   #10
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using suse 9.2 mate

ok thats sorted the problem cheers guys

Any other help with 2 and 3?
 
Old 02-21-2005, 05:21 PM   #11
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You might try going to 16 bit color, this might speed things up a little.
 
Old 02-21-2005, 05:52 PM   #12
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try the nvidia divers if suse doesn't have them, this should give you OpenGL too.
 
Old 02-22-2005, 05:50 AM   #13
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Hi, im trying to edit fstab file but it seems i dont have permissions. I take it i need to edit it as root?

How do i do this?
 
Old 02-22-2005, 06:09 AM   #14
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Yes, you have to edit them as root. Just open a terminal and run
Code:
su
. It will ask you for the root password which, I suppose, you set during the instalation. When you finish your work as root, execute
Code:
exit
.

About your modem, I found a mini HOWTO. Can't tell you if it works, as I don't have the hardware: http://www.xs4all.nl/~pschram/english.html

Did the nVidia drivers work?

Good luck...
 
  


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