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Old 10-28-2003, 12:40 AM   #1
hottyiceman
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Unhappy Istalling Modem


I just got Mandrake 9.0 Installed, I have a GVC model # GPCI-56/WLH modem. I tried installing it but it will not initalize my modem.
I asked my friend how to do it, he said I have to go the VI EDITOR and configure it there. ( easy for him to say )

Can someone tell me how and where I would do this step by step ???
 
Old 10-28-2003, 01:31 AM   #2
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hottyiceman,

This is going to be "down & dirty" because I am surfing the 'net with Win98SE/AOL and can't get to MDK 9.0 on another drive.

I posted an answer to a question similar to yours on another Forum and I'm going to try a "cut & paste" so this may not make "perfect sense" !!

PASTE JOB STARTS HERE

All I can tell you is my experience, I have an INTERNAL modem that "appears to be working" even though I don't have a Linux ISP. [still using AOL].

With Mandrake 9.0 and the KDE desktop:

I click on KDE menu icon and go up to "What to do".
Over to sub-menu "Use Internet".
Click on "Connect to the internet".
A kppp window appears.
I click Setup button.

The kppp configuration window appears.
I click on Modem tab, then Query Modem button.
The ATI Query window appears and under ATI 3 my modem is listed.
"U.S. Robotics 56K FAX INT V5.22.45"

If I click the Modem Commands tab, the usual modem data appears.

END OF PASTE JOB

If you can follow the steps from KDE menu, the MDK Control Center steps are pretty self-explainatory.

If somebody else doesn't post with "better help" I'll try to get back when I have my copy of MDK 9.0 up & running.
 
Old 10-28-2003, 01:01 PM   #3
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hottyiceman,

I'm back, this time I'm using MDK 9.0 so I was able to "refresh" my memory.

Starting on KDE desktop.

Click on Mandrake Control Center icon. [ a monitor with a wrench on top of it]

Next you will have to log in as "super user" with your root password.

Select "Network & Internet" icon - then select "connection".

Next select "use auto detection".

Then select "normal modem connection". [or cable if that's applicable]

From here on it should just be hitting the "Next" button.

NOTE: If Mandrake DOES NOT "detect" your modem, it may be a "software modem" and that's a whole new problem !!
 
Old 10-28-2003, 11:09 PM   #4
hottyiceman
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Thanks for your time OLDBOB, I have 46GB hard drive, I partitioned into 4 rooms
1-win98
2-Linux
3-winXp
4-WINXP
I can get on the internet from my 4th room but linux Mandrake ( HMMMMMMMMMMMMM ) Okkkkkkkkk I will go back and try your suggestion, hope it works if not, I will throw this linux in the trash can and use winXP ( ONLY KIDDING ) by the way that modem of mine is a hardware based. I wonder why my friend told me to go VI EDITOR ???

Thanks
Hottyiceman
 
Old 10-29-2003, 12:19 AM   #5
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hottyiceman,

I am uncertain about giving "advice" outside to United States since I don't know what your modem/hardware & ISP situation is.

I have no idea what your friend is suggesting with VI editor [ which is a text editor - like a "mini" word processor] you can write small routines/programs with it, but I have no idea what he expects you to write !!

Try that Control Center procedure as the name says it can "auto-install" a modem, it did mine [ a U.S. Robotic 5610B - an internal PCI hardware modem]
 
  


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