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Old 08-04-2004, 06:29 PM   #16
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If I get that one, will be really a need to download the linux drivers for it since it will work with Linux?
from what i've read, other distros tend to have support for that modem already in the kernel, but mandrake doesn't... so if you are gonna use that modem with mandrake linux it looks like you need that rpm, as the modem isn't listed in the mandrake HCL...

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To install the rpm driver (just incase) do I first download on my Windows, and then transfering it via a floppy onto the Linux?
yeah, a floppy would work great...

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BTW, that rpm file is for red hat.
mandrake is based on red hat linux... it uses the rpm system also...


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Old 08-04-2004, 06:42 PM   #17
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Ok, I got it saved on a Floppy under Windows.

What do I need to do from here? Start Linux or install it only under Windows?

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Old 08-04-2004, 06:51 PM   #18
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Ok, I got it saved on a Floppy under Windows.

What do I need to do from here?
you need to buy the 5610B to use the drivers with it...

THOSE DRIVERS WON'T WORK WITH YOUR CURRENT WINMODEM.


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Old 08-04-2004, 08:23 PM   #19
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I did get it just now.

I meant from before that IF INCASE I WILL GET IT. Now I have it.

Before I got it, like I said I saved the driver file onto my floppy. Now Im going to have to install modem.

Once the modem is installed, what should I do with the driver file thats on the floppy?

Do put the floppy in under Linux or Windows?
 
Old 08-04-2004, 08:42 PM   #20
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go into linux... put the floppy in the drive... become root (su)...

mount the floppy using a command such as:

mount /mnt/floppy


now go into the floppy directory:

cd /mnt/floppy


if the rpm is right there, install it with this command:

rpm -i LNUX_3ComMdm-1.0-1.i386.rpm
 
Old 08-05-2004, 01:26 AM   #21
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So, after this command:

(rpm -i LNUX_3ComMdm-1.0-1.i386.rpm)

do I hit ENTER and take out the floppy and will I be all done????

And after each command (thats you written in bold), do I have to hit ENTER???

And doing these commands, will I have to open up XTERM again like I did before to copy the data from the floppy????

Ok, I have not installed the modem yet. But I now Its clear.

*********************************************

Oh and yah.... IT IS INFACT A WINMODEM. Well, guess what, I found the old package of the current modem that i found in the trunk of my car. It says 56K Fax PCI Modem FOR WINDOWS!!!!!!!!!!! :
eek:

You were right all along.

Good job.

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Old 08-05-2004, 07:29 AM   #22
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So, after this command:

(rpm -i LNUX_3ComMdm-1.0-1.i386.rpm)

do I hit ENTER and take out the floppy and will I be all done????
before taking the floppy out, unmount it:

umount /mnt/floppy

and you won't be "all done" yet... you still need to configure the modem...

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And after each command (thats you written in bold), do I have to hit ENTER???
yes, you need to hit enter after every command or else you're just typing in vain... "enter" gives the command to the shell so that it can be processed by your computer...

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And doing these commands, will I have to open up XTERM again like I did before to copy the data from the floppy????
why would you wanna copy the rpm that you already installed???

you'll need to open an xterm, or any other kind of terminal (rxvt, konsole, etc.) anytime you need to give commands...


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Old 08-05-2004, 11:34 AM   #23
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What do you mean by not all done yet? What do I need to configure??? You mean in the NIC in Mandrake???? If that the case, then thats easy.

Please help me to understand this.

Where do I need to type these commands? In xterm or what???? Thats where Im confused about.


Secondly, are you sure that this modem WILL WORK once the drivers are installed??? (PLEASE SAY YES and make my life easier)

 
Old 08-05-2004, 11:56 AM   #24
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What do you mean by not all done yet? What do I need to configure???
YOUR MODEM.

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You mean in the NIC in Mandrake???? If that the case, then thats easy.
what does your nic have to do with any of this??

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Where do I need to type these commands? In xterm or what????
yes, in xterm, or in any other terminal you want...

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are you sure that this modem WILL WORK once the drivers are installed???
you need to do some minor configuration after installing the drivers, from what i've read here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/sh...php?product=72

yes, if it's the 5610B, it should work...


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Old 08-05-2004, 03:22 PM   #25
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I got the new 5610B Installed on COM-3

I had followed the direction you gave me. I booted into Linux and then I put the floppy in the drive and type the commands as root (su).

The mounting part was successful but when I typed the driver file
rpm -i LNUX_3ComMdm-1.0-1.i386.rpm

It had an error message "No such directory" or something. Before I downloaded the file, I saved it on the floppy for sure under Windows of course. Its there I checked it.

And if this part works, please explain what do I need to configure afterwards.

Like I said, The new COM port is now (3). IF I NEED TO EDIT SOMETHING THEN PLEASE POST THE EXACT STEPS. Sorry but I really have to spoon fed. This really agonizing and too high tech for me.

If this does not work then I will get an external modem.

And remember, I also want to be connected under my Windows too.

Im afraid this is a "No Go" as far as Internet connection on Mandrake.

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Old 08-05-2004, 05:44 PM   #26
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I got the new 5610B Installed on COM-3

I had followed the direction you gave me. I booted into Linux and then I put the floppy in the drive and type the commands as root (su).

The mounting part was successful but when I typed the driver file
rpm -i LNUX_3ComMdm-1.0-1.i386.rpm

It had an error message "No such directory" or something.
you need to type that in the directory the file is in... in this case, /mnt/floppy

so before you type the command, cd into the directory like this:

cd /mnt/floppy

then the rpm command should work, as long as the rpm file is right there and not in a subdirectory...

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And if this part works, please explain what do I need to configure afterwards.
after you successfully install the rpm and reboot, you should be able to set everything else up using something like kppp...

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And remember, I also want to be connected under my Windows too.
i'm sure the modem came with windows drivers and instructions...

 
Old 08-05-2004, 07:09 PM   #27
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Win32sux -

Truley speaking your a really huge help. So PLEASE PLEASE bare with me. Im sorry.

Before I boot into Linux again I need to know every possible command by exact order please. Including locating the KPPP.

Please... I have a feeling I could do this. I aint giving up yet. But Im very close to it.

This is the way I did it like you told me the first time

mount /mnt/floppy >ENTER
cd /mnt/floppy >ENTER
rpm -i LNUX_3ComMdm-1.0-1.i386.rpm >ENTER



If these commands are wrong then please provide me with the accurate ones.

Or, did you mean like this???

cd /mnt/floppy rpm -i LNUX_3ComMdm-1.0-1.i386.rpm >ENTER

What directory? The file is on a floppy which was downloaded under Windows.

The last time I looked for KPPP it was not there for same reason under Install Packages. So I dont know if I need to install KPPP. If I cant locate the KPPP what about doing it in the NIC?

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Old 08-05-2004, 07:38 PM   #28
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mount /mnt/floppy >ENTER
cd /mnt/floppy >ENTER
rpm -i LNUX_3ComMdm-1.0-1.i386.rpm >ENTER
yes, that sounds about right...

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If I cant locate the KPPP what about doing it in the NIC?
once again, this has nothing to do with you nic... why can't you understand that??

just type kppp in a terminal and it will start...

 
Old 08-05-2004, 10:27 PM   #29
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I did that in Xterm a while back. I typed KPPP and "No such directory or file"

But what Im talking about, Under the MCC/Internet and Networks I click on "Help DrakX Configure Internet"

But once again, I dont know why KPPP is not located in my KDE. I just dont know.

If It does not locate it, what should I do??
 
Old 08-05-2004, 10:57 PM   #30
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Nope.

Look here:

error: open of LNUX-3ComMdm-1.0-i386.rpm
failed: No such File or directory

I typed what exactly what you wrote down.

Now, after I type this part:
cd /mnt/floppy

I hear the floppy in the drive activating in the drive. From this point, do I have to wait for something to show up in the Xterm or do I start typing the file's command?

Is there perhaps spaces in this command except for the one between rpm LNUX?
rpm -i LNUX_3ComMdm-1.0-1.i386.rpm

And as for the KPPP, No such file either.

Oh, are good friend "Bringing up etho" as reappeared again. So I have the delay on boot up again. But I know how to disabled that now. I have my notes.

Any suggestions???
 
  


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