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I just bought a new Wintergreen System with Linspire OS installed. I cannot log onto the internet with it! It gives me the error, "pppd daemon died unexpectedly exit status:2". As far as I know my internet configurations are correct. I am on a local dialup server called accessus.net. I have tried all the authentication options as well as other things. I have tried posting at the Linspire site, but they tell me to download a new dialup application, which I can't do since I don't have another Linspire running machine. And, apparently nothing can be compiled in Linspire to run.
In the meantime, with the help of my boyfriend, I have tried installing Red Hat 8.0 (I think that is the version), Mandrake 9.1, and Mandrake 10.0. I keep getting the error, "<4>hdb: lost interrupt". Not to mention the installs take forever to even get going. My boyfriend, who knows alot more than me about Linux, has said that my hardware may be too new for any of the OS's to recognize.
Can anyone help out? I would really like to have a reliable Linux running computer, but so far things don't look so good. Please don't let me resort to Windows!!
Post the hardware specs for us. I doubt it is too new for modern distros. It may be the modem has an IRQ problem/conflict. Also if you are distro hunting, I suggest trying SuSE 9.1. It has really good hardware compatibility.
If there is more you need to know, you can find it at tigerdirect.com. It is located
under the Linspire computers.
AMD Duron 1.6GHz processor
256MB of PC2100 DDR memory
56Kbps PCI Modem
RJ-11 - Phone Connector
CD Read Speed 56X
Also, I am now currently trying to install Mandrake 10.0. I left it to run for a few hours,
and the installationg screen popped up. After I chose the language and hit next,
the cd-rom keeps reading and nothing is happening (the watch pops up). I asume if I
leave it again for an hour or so it will continue with the menu items.
Well, I finally got my computer to log onto the internet. I had a problem with "user" not root. I didn't bother to try to log on using "root". Apparently you have to change a few settings in the dialup to allow other users on. I haven't taken all the time to correct it, but I can log on as "root". I'm quickly learning more and more about Linux.
I am quite disappointed with Linspire and the downloading situation. Since I am on dialup it takes forever to download a program. If anyone still has some suggestions on what may be the problem when I try to install another distribution I am very willing to listen. I think once I find a distribution that works I may get rid of Linspire.