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Old 05-24-2004, 06:35 AM   #1
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Arrow new internet connection & winmodem install (MDK 9.2)


Laptop Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo A 7620.
WindowsXP at 1 partition and Mandrake 9.2 at other.

I log in as root. At control center > Network & Internet >
DrakConnect > Launch the wizard > Use autoconnection >
Next > ...

what do i do?

The modem is Smart Link 56K.

Thank you

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Old 05-24-2004, 07:27 AM   #2
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Since this is a laptop, I'm assuming this is a win-modem You will need a driver to get it going. I did a search on google and found : http://list.driverguide.com/list/LINUX/company1694/

This should get you going.
 
Old 05-24-2004, 07:59 AM   #3
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thanks for replying and trying to help

yes, you are right, it is internal modem, "winmodem"
i downloaded the driver: "slmdm-2.6.16.tar.gz"
i used winrar and decompressed it (at windows)
i now have the folder "slmdm-2.6.16".

what do i do now, how to install the modem driver?

i will write the modem on a rewritable cd and
boot to mandrake (i do not know how to "see"
the windows partition through linux, so i will
be able to move the file to linux partition)

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Old 05-25-2004, 06:33 AM   #4
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i went to mandrake control center
and installed kppp (was not installed
during mdk 9.2 install). the problem
for me now, is to install the tar.gz
drivers of the win-modem

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Old 05-25-2004, 10:39 AM   #5
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Downloabed the file onto your home directory in some convienient location, such as /home/yourname/download.

Use tar to decompress adn unbundle the archive. The command should 'tar xvzf <filename>' without the quotes. Linux is case sensitive, so be careful to type the fileanme correctly. Tip, start typing the filename, and press the tab key. Linux will complete teh name if you have typed enough to make it unique in the present working directory.

Next, there should be a 'readme' file. It will tell you how to install the driver. It may have to be compiled and installed. It may have an installer. If you have an installer, just run it. If you have to compile it, look at the Wiki section for help, or do a search on installing software. There are lots of threads. Another alternative is to look for a rpm of the driver.

Post back an overview what you find in the readme, if you need further help.
 
  


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