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In /usr/share/doc I found kernel-188.8.131.52mdk-1. Is this the kernel-source I should go looking for? Also, when I find and download it should I use the install software function or do I just double click on it?
Hmm it's hard to find...
If they put the source in
Mandrake were even more stupid than
I thought they are ;)
lol, I know I have to go look for it but I don't know which one to look for and I thought the mention of kernel-184.108.40.206mdk-1 in usr/share/doc might be an indication of which kernel-source version I need to find (pardon my terminology).
Apart from being wholly confused about the kernel source problems, other than you've managed to sort it,
I was a little intrigued about your "impostor" comment, about your modem. After all, you did indicate that it was a speedtouch "pci" version. and to my knowledge, that does the "adsl thing" as well as the usb version (though to be honest, the reason that my usb one got replaced, was that I'm an impatient git, and got fed up waiting for it during reboots - hence my pci network card and solwise SAR110 (now superseded by the SAR130 - I believe) - and to lower the tone a little - it's f*****g magic ).
Sorry, a little digression there, erm the modem, you mentioned impostor, and then someone mentioned winmodem's, maybe I've lived in a complete hole in the ground (well, maybe beach), but I've never heard of an ADSL winmodem, dial up winmodem's sure, but adsl winmodem's ???
As far as the GUI, (I suggested to use Ctrl-Alt-F1->F6 earlier to get to a konsole). If you hit Ctrl-Alt-F7 you will end up back in X with it exactly like you left it (if what I think is happening--you hit Ctrl-Alt-F1 to get to a konsole, tried to compile the nVidia drivers, etc., if it has terminated X, say so as this won't work. You can, though, try startx if it did whack X).
I'd bet that all modems, unless they hook to a serial port, are Winmodems now, especially ADSL, cable, and other broadband modulator-demodulators.
Last edited by lectraplayer; 11-06-2003 at 09:45 PM.
Originally posted by WL Nvidia drivers are up and running now thanks lectra . I think you're right about the modem and it's why I'll hunt down something compatible and easier all round.
You may be stuck with a dial-up modem then. About I can tell you to be sure is to make sure it hooks to your old serial port (not the USB!).
What was it? Needed to tell X to come? That happens sometimes, something I'd likely do. I'm a rookie too so I need to know what it was in case I run into it. If you do use DSL, hook in via the LAN with TCP/IP and Samba.
Last edited by lectraplayer; 11-08-2003 at 10:22 PM.
if you were asking me what the problem was with the nVidia drivers it was really just understanding the installation procedures that had me flummoxed. Once I had installed the correct kernel-source file everything went ok. (the version of 9.2 I had came without this) But I also had to learn how to use vi from the text prompt and that was a tad new and daunting pour moi