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i have recently downloaded federa core 5 and liked the look of it. that was my first proper step into linux, but i found i had a few problems.
First-of-all it would let me get on the net. The reason (i think) is because i dont have a linux driver for my modem (Ambit USB cable modem). I posted on their form and they said, have a look on the net for it. I couldnt find any, i then had a look for some stuff that would let me use my windows driver in linux, i found one thing, but it was all for LAN cards, so i dont think it would work for me.
Baisically i need some help in finding a way so that i can use linux and get on the net (and use my printer (Canon Smartbase MP360) which has a similar problem).
If this means i have to change distro, i have no problem with that (i might moan if i have to use a lot of CD's but i wont do that here).
Any help, and suggestions much appreciated. If im buggered, please let me know that as well.
Fedora Core seems to include both of the drivers needed for your modem (Ethernet-over-USB, and the CDCETHER driver for Ambit modems). You may need to run System > Administration > Network, and put in your ISP settings (New > xDSL connection).
It's rather technical, but it specifies the drivers, and I've checked that they are on loaded my Fedora 5 system here.
The printer may not be so good - the www.linuxprinting.org database doesn't list as supported, and that's the main place for information. By and large, distributions of a similar age will have very similar sets of drivers (since they all use the same underlying software).
thanks for that hob, at least i dont need to use another distro, but i still cant get it to work.
the howto is a bit beyond me. but once i set up a new xDSL connection and put in all the stuff i new, and clicked activate, it says it has termineted. with the error meassage changing a bit each time.
if anyone can put a list of instructions together for me, that would be great. i had a fiddle on windows and found out my:
all help very much appreciated, i think once ive got that to work, the rest i can probably figure out myself.
I'd make sure you have the right username, some isps require you to use email@example.com as a username, I know mine does. I'd also look at /var/log/messages, that should always be the first place you check really.