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Old 05-24-2005, 11:08 PM   #1
budelak
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Help this newbie


Hello Guys,
Pls help this newbie. I've installed Linux 8 but have NO CLUE as to installing my USB modem so that I can connect to the internet. Where can I find the documentations for configuring all these peripherals including sound network, connecting windows workstations, etc?

I will appreciate any help or mapping on how to starting.
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Bunmi
 
Old 05-24-2005, 11:17 PM   #2
jonaskoelker
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here's a good place for you to start: http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
 
Old 05-24-2005, 11:30 PM   #3
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I get your message jonaskoelker but I'm certainly not going away until I get to know this Linux even if you cut my neck, I will only live the more.
Bunmi

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Old 05-25-2005, 01:24 AM   #4
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what is linux 8? maybe redhat 8? what 'distrobution' of linux are you using?

more importantly, what is the make and model of your 'usb modem'? thats the first step.

have you been to the manufacturers website and searched for a linux driver for it?
have you searched for help with it on yahoo or google? ie: "<name of device> driver + linux"

well need some more information if you want to 'install something'
 
Old 05-25-2005, 01:36 AM   #5
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I get your message jonaskoelker but I'm certainly not going away until I get to know this Linux even if you cut my neck, I will only live the more.
Bunmi
Well, it seems like you misunderstood my sig. It's only a humorous reference to Monty Python and The Holy Grail (the french taunter). If I actually want people to go away, I include a copy of my sig in the message (so that it stays, even if I change my sig).

And my point with referencing you to Smart Questions was that you provided too little detail for us to help us. I wouldn't mind helping you, but I thought it would be a better allocation of yours and my time if you read it and returned with more info. Like the model of your usb modem, your precise distro and what you have already tried yourself (look under `Probing Questions' to see what nadroj asked).

I really recommend that you read it. You'll get help so much more efficiently. Also recommended: `How to report bugs effectively' (http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/bugs.html); much of it applies to forum questions as well.

nadroj: typo/spelling error: distr_i_bution (sorry )

--Jonas
 
Old 05-25-2005, 01:42 AM   #6
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lol
funny cause i typed it and i had to re-read the word like 4 times because i knew it didnt look right.
i then remembered distrowatch..distrO... and i was reassured i spelt it right so i left it

edit: if were getting technical, i forgot an apostrophe in 'manufacturers' to express possession

Last edited by nadroj; 05-25-2005 at 01:47 AM.
 
Old 05-25-2005, 05:35 AM   #7
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if we're getting *really* technical, you forgot the apostrophe in "we're"

but we're getting OT, and someone should help the OP.
 
  


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