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Old 09-09-2000, 10:01 AM   #1
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I have installed Macmillan Linux 6.5 in one of my computers. It refuses to recognise my internal modem (Rockwell Chipset). I am at a loss as to why. I have tried all of the options in the GUI. I am interested in setting it up without the GUI, but being too new to Linux I have no idea how to.

When I had the same Linux distribution installed on one of my other machines it had no problems finding my external modem, but the internal is a different story..........

I also have a network card installed in the same machine. (Dlink 530TX). I dont seem to be able to configure that correctly either.

I am interested in using Linux for a number of things but without a net and ethernet connection I might as well reformat the drive and use it for Windows 98 (Gasp). I dont like Windows but it is a neccesary evil.

Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 09-09-2000, 10:24 AM   #2
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Is the internal rockwell a win modem? If so it may not work in Linux. For more info see the following two sites:
http://www.linmodems.org/
http://www.o2.net/~gromitkc/winmodem.html

Is the network card recognized or do you need help configuring the network? At a prompt type "ifconfig". Do you have an eth0? If you do the network card has been detected.
 
Old 09-09-2000, 10:31 AM   #3
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I beleive the modem might be a winmodem. I will check into it. I was thinking of getting another modem (external)for the linux install anyway. The only reason I wanted to stay with the internal is that it is compact and the computer gets transported occasionally. It makes for less to re setup.

As for the network card I will get back to you on that.

 
Old 09-09-2000, 10:57 AM   #4
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According to my Windows install on the same machine the modem is a HCF modem which is evidently a winmodem (http://www.o2.net/~gromitkc/winmodem.html).

Linux seems a little picky, but at no where near the price of Windows I dont really care. My BeOS install on the same machine had no problems with the internal modem. (Yes the machine is triple booted [using LILO])

I will buy another modem if necessary. Any recommendations will be appreciated. (Must be compatible with both Windows and BeOS though).

I am still looking into the ethernet eth0 question you passed before.
 
Old 09-09-2000, 11:05 AM   #5
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I have always used and recommended USR modems. Good connect speeds, handle line noise well, and very reliable.
 
Old 09-09-2000, 11:31 AM   #6
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My DLink 530TX Ehternet card has not been recognised. How do I get it into the system?? Without it I cant do any printing as my HP printer is on a printserver in a different room (Netgear FE104). I mentioned this as I may also have problems configuring the printer and printserver. I havent got that far yet.......



[Edited by asmatt on 09-09-2000 at 11:50 AM]
 
Old 09-09-2000, 12:01 PM   #7
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Dlink recently started supporting the 530TX in Linux. You can download the driver from http://www.dlink.ca/linux.html. The driver that was used before Dlink provided one is available here http://www.scyld.com/network/ethercard.html.
 
  


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