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I'm very new to linux, i D/L and installed DragonLinux.
And i really do not know where to start to configure my cable modem to acces the net, My modem is a Motorola USB Surfboard SB5100.
I have the installation disk but it is good for Win.
I tryed load Lynx to see what it would do and it reply 'cannot connect to host server'
Any Clue on where to start is welcome.
Thnk for the reply it got me a bit closer to what im lokin for but havent got it yet...
I looked trhough internet (Via windows) and my linux for DHCP Ethernet card Here is what i got:
When i start linux, :
Attempting to configure eth0 by contacting DHCP
dhcpcd: dhcpstart: ioctl sioccifhwaddr: no such device
So i got from this that it is configure for dhcp but cannot find a dev, wht dev is it lokkin for and what is siocc....???
I also ran 'cat /proc/pci'
and got a ISA bridge intel 82371sb PIIX3 ISA
and a USB controler of the same kind with an IRQ15
But cant find info or driver for that model...
I'm not sure i understood well but
The only port i got on the computer are 2 USB that i use to connect to the modem the modem does have a ethernet port and a USB.
When i configured it under Win the Driver set the ethernet as Motorola sb5100 card.
Hope that aswered well...
/*note: the '~$' means the command line, alike what 'c:\' is for MS-DOS */
will give you a list of PCI devices conected to your comp.
Look for a 'ethernet' device listed there. If there is none... LOL... (sorry for the laugh) but I can not imagine a PC with no Ethernet card... unless we talking about a OLD old old,,, PC... (and yours is not since you got USB ports)
or easier !!!! just look in the back of the PC and search for the Ethernet connector !!!!!!
If the modem has an ethernet port then get yourself an ethernet card and install it. You will have to install a driver for the card. Most of the cheap cards are Realtek and are supported by all 2.4 kernels. You'll have to find how you install the driver for your distro. Then connect the modem to the computer with an ethernet cable (cat5). Now bring up a consol and do su and it will ask for a password (if you are a user) and then do ifconfig which will show your network connections.
Your connecting the modem to the computer with the USB cable. Since linux does not have a compatable USB driver for the card you will need to connect the modem with a ethernet cable. If you do not have an ethernet card installed in your computer you will need to purchase one.
I got SalckWare 9.1, Installed it all and pluged in my modem through USB port Just to try. (Motorola SB5100)
Started up Konqueror and it worked fine....GREAT....
Someone borrowed my modem and when i reconnected it,
Doesnt work no more....
So i restarted the computer with the modem connected then not connected, Still nothing.
Did ./rc.hotplug status
And the modem is detected but i seem that any browser does not want to use it anymore.
I think that if i can somehow tell the browser to use the USB port It should work fine.
Can i Do That????
Or should i try something else???