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I tried typing in sudo apt-cdrom add. The reply was
Using CD-ROM mount point /cdrom/
Waiting for disc
Please insert a Disc in the drive and press enter
E: Failed to mount the cdrom
But it's already seen the disc. The little icon is sitting at the top of the desktop and you can read the contents in Konqueror.
I am using a broadband connection through a USB modem. That's why I haven't tried to connect Kubunto to the internet, I don't have any drivers and I'm not sure what make the modem is.
Most modems I've seen have both USB and ethernet ports. Is yours usb only?
About the CD, do you have multiple cd-rom drives? That might be confusing apt-cdrom if you do. Run 'fdisk -l' and paste it here. When you find where your CD is mounted, you can run:
bash: cd_location: No such file or directory
The modem has a phone lead going in and a USB lead coming out. That's it.
There are two drives. One DVD burner and one cd drive.
Was that fdisk -1 -l or -I
I tried -1 and -I and it came back with
fdisk: invalid option..
using -l didn't do anything.
Last edited by MyDogAndMe; 01-19-2007 at 09:54 PM.
Sumguy I tried a few things on the DVD drive and it has started picking things up from there, so for some reason it only sees 1 drive from the command line.
I got cheesed off with all the command line stuff not working so I booted up on the Xubuntu disc and clicked on install. This copy worked (no pink and grey/blue zigzag screens). It just wiped the partition and installed.
Two clicks - JOB DONE
That's all I wanted in the first place.
(But I still want to know how to use the CLI stuff)so I will probably be asking more questions later on, but for now I,ve got some projects I want to get back to (unfortunately in Windows).
Be seeing you.
Last edited by MyDogAndMe; 01-19-2007 at 11:53 PM.
You may be just out of luck with your current modem, I don't know how to get USB modems to work. Maybe someone else knows.
bash: cd_location: No such file or directory
There's been a misunderstanding. Where I wrong <cd_location> you need to put the actual location of your cd. This depends on your setup, which is why I wanted the output of 'sudo fdisk -l' <- That's a lowercase 'L', by the way. I forgot to mention that it won't do anything without sudo, sorry.
Edit: Okay, you just installed Xubuntu. That works too. Like I said, you'll probably have to ask someone else about your modem.
If you can post the make/model of your modem, that will help in determining how to connect it. You say you're on cable access, which shouldn't require a phone line. Are you sure the "phone" line going to the modem, is not a CAT 5 cable that is running to the PC? It would be easy to mistake the two.
IF it does only have a USB connector going to the PC, it would be a first time I've heard of those. Look on the Modem and see if there is some sort of "out" port that would take a CAT5 cable. If there is, you could probably hook up the other PC to that port, or hook that port to a router, and run cat 5 to the other PC, but your modem is a mystery to me.
I am a major Linux promoter (borderline zealot??) but I can't get behind this statement. If you came from being fairly proficient at MS Office (as I did), then OOo is a bit of a learning curve.
Starting from scratch, I dont think I would find one significantly different to learn than the other. Certainly OOo does some things more consistently than MSOffice, but it also lacks a few features.
I had used several versions of MS Office over years and I agree there was getting used to doing things differently, looking for tools and commands in different places and that sort of thing. But honesty it wasn't a bit worse than changing from one version of MS Office to another where the basic and oft-used commands would suddenly be disabled at the times I had always used them before, moved to an entirely different location, or gone missing completely. All for no apparent reason.
My Aunt teaches it for a living and her only reservation about OpenOffice was it's lack of a mail merge. A lack that has since been rectified. I'm sure there are probably other things that it still does or doesn't do. But my suspicion is that anyone who is asking about it will probably be served at least as well by OpenOffice; with the aded benefit of read/write compatibility with all those "other" office suites out there.
Install it and try everything you'll need it to do. If it won't something that you absolutely need, you've lost only the time it took you to discover it.
That's right sumguy. Device manager says it's a USB ADSL Wan Adapter. System Info says Location0 (ADSL-USBmodem). It has 1 phone line going in and 1 USB lead coming out, no other connections. The only info I can see printed underneath says it's a Sagem F@st 800. Can't find any more info on it. It's about the size of a large packet of 20 cigarettes
ASDL for everyone
Specifically designed for residential and SOHO markets, SAGEM F@st™ modems allow High-Speed Internet access through a single ADSL line. Thanks to this technology, the user benefits from the best of the Internet: unlimited and high-speed connection with the telephone line remaining available.
Thanks to the performances of the SAGEM F@st™ ADSL modems, surfing on the Internet, playing interactive games, or listening to a radio online becomes easy and quick.
The SAGEM F@st™ 800/840 modems are very compact. Their USB interface allows the easiest installation possible. Just plug the modem into your PC and the Broadband Internet is just a click of the mouse away…
A truly universal solution: no need to worry about the ADSL line.
SAGEM F@st™ modems are compatible with every DSLAM available worldwide.
The SAGEM F@st™ 800 modem can operate on any existing ADSL over POTS line.
All types of connection modes are supported (PPPoA, PPPoE, fixed IP).
Supported Operating Systems
The SAGEM F@st™ 800 modem can run on all the usual platforms:
- Microsoft Windows 98, 98SE, 2000, ME, XP
- MacOS 8.6, 9, X
This might help as well, the next link has a Linux 3.0.6 driver
Userspace tools for Eagle USB ADSL modems
This package provides the userspace tools needed to use the USB ADSL
modems featuring the Eagle chipset. This includes the Sagem F@st 800
You'll need a kernel module to be able to use these tools. Such a
kernel module can be semi-automatically compiled and installed if you
install the eagle-usb-modules-source package and follow the
instructions in /usr/share/doc/eagle-usb-utils/README.Debian.
They refer to Sagem modem and maybe they'll solve your problem
Last edited by Interdictor; 01-21-2007 at 03:00 PM.
Interdictor I had a quick check through the manual on the link you gave me. But I think it would be easier knitting fog.
Compiler GCC must be installed.
The sources of the Linux core must be installed.
Copy the archive file under the directory .tmp and unpack it with the order 'tar xzf archive_file_name'.
Place under the directory lately created, eagle-usb.
Stone the crows what does all that mean?
Where do I get a kernal module from?
Last edited by MyDogAndMe; 01-21-2007 at 03:27 PM.
Good news, I found a short tutorial on installing the modem in Ubuntu. Here it is:
1. System>Administration>Synaptic Packet Manager
2. Scroll down left hand menu. Click on Networking.
3. In right hand box, mark 'eagle-usb-data' and 'eagle-usb-utils' for installation.
4. Stick the Ubuntu installation CD in the drive.
5. Click Apply
6. The system should then install these two packages from the CD.
6.5 Plug in your modem.
7. Go to Applications>System Tools>Root Terminal. (Don't do what I did the first four times I tried this and go to Applications>System Tools>Terminal. You need to be in root to make it work.)
8. At the prompt type in 'eagleconfig'. This will give you a list of options for different ISPs. You'll see Tiscali at the bottom as 'UK01'
9. Type in 'UK01'
10. At the prompt, type in your ISP username
11. At the prompt, type in your ISP password
12. At the prompt about encryption, say 'no'
13. At the prompt about startup on boot, say 'no'
14. You should then get a message saying that configuration was successful.
15. Type 'startadsl'
16. Go to System>Administration>Networking
17. Double click on 'Ethernet connection eth01'
18. Tick the 'This device is configured' box'
19. Change the Connection Settings Configuration drop down from 'Static IP Address' to 'DHCP'
20. Click 'OK'
21. This takes you back to the first dialogue box.
22. Make sure that 'Ethernet connection eth01' is highlighted and then click on 'Activate'
The only Kubuntu-specific difference is that you need to use Adept instead of Synaptic.
Cheers for that sumguy. I would like to know if Ubuntu has more software, repositories etc. than Kubuntu or Xubuntu before I try loading things onto the system. I can install Ubunto first if it has more going for it.
There is no difference in 3rd party software for any of the ubuntu family. Obviously Xubuntu has the XFCE packages, and Kubuntu has the KDE, but still, you can install the same software on any of the 3. The only difference is the graphical interface.
In reality, all of the Ubuntu's are the same. They just hang different pictures on the walls!