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Old 05-22-2003, 04:00 PM   #1
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Unhappy AAAAAAAGH!!!!! If Its not one thing, then rest assured its another!!!!!!!


This is INSANE, the perfect way to ensure that by the time you have trashed your hard disc, you would have pulled out all the hair on your head (that is, if you had any to begin with!) and then proceeded to weave it into a nice little basket!

This driving me crazy, and im quite new to this all!

anyway, my issue, ADSL and Mandrake dont seem to go!


I have a nice little US Robotics 9000 ADSL modem, and in windows am quite happily sitting away surfing and stuff. i downloaded the drivers, and did what the us robotics file told me to do - but then, when i did one of the commands (i think it was the /inst_mod something or other) it gives me this error about 'gcc' not being a valid program - and sorta stops after that!

this is crazy - i really do want to get off this insane windows system that eats up resources at an alarming rate, and move to what i thought was once a lean mean os - linux.
my experiences so far have been littered with problems!


could someone help me?!


byeeeeeeee
 
Old 05-22-2003, 04:05 PM   #2
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Well ... if the driver isn't binary
you should have the compiler
installed ... that's hardly Linux'
fault that you didn't, not even
Mandrake can be blamed for that ;)
and they suck :D

gcc = GNU compiler collection,
and also used to start the compiler
for C ...

Grab your installation CD's and
install it.

Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 05-22-2003, 05:29 PM   #3
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thanx tink, i installed it after i had seen the light!

now that the driver's installed, i come to the even more complex issue of trying to actually set it up


as i said - if its not one thing, then its another (plus im sorta thick too!)
 
Old 05-22-2003, 05:40 PM   #4
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Quote:
(plus im sorta thick too!)
Can't be that bad mate, you installed gcc
and compiled the driver without further queries ;)

As for the setting up... give it a go, and come
back and ask if it doesn't work :}

Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 05-22-2003, 07:38 PM   #5
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