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Old 11-23-2002, 07:49 PM   #1
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Lindows!!!


My first post so dont shoot me for it if its in the wrong place

I have just installed this on a spare hdd I have (trying to break away from micro$haft products)

I have never seen a machine running linux let alone use one (tho I have seen screent shots) so i am not at all familiar with how it works what I wud like to know is are ther ne sites apart from lindows.com that offer help support and advice ??

My main concern at the moment is that I cant get it to work with my alcatel speedtouch usb modem ?? Tho I did find summit in lindows.com that said I need a temp net connection (i.e dialup) to be able t d/l a file to make it work. My problem here is that I dont have a 56k modem (I have however d/l a file for my modem but is for linux and I aint got a clue on installing it ) and I feel that once i get it running on the net I can figure it all out for my self. so at the moment I am swapping hdd so I can get on net have a look around for some advice then change hdd again to try the things i have found.
 
Old 11-23-2002, 08:22 PM   #2
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Hello smurf2k. Welcome to LQ.org.

That speedtouch usb modem might be a no-go. Use the search facility on this site to hear what other people did about it.
Move that downloaded file for your 56k modem to your linux partition or linux box (it will fit on a floppy) and tell us what the file suffix is (.rpm or .tar.gz probably).

It might be a good idea to think about buying a linux book the learning curve can be steep initially, but we're all happier for it .

Bert
 
Old 11-24-2002, 06:17 AM   #3
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the file I d/l was for my stusb not a 56 and yes it is a .tar.gz extension.

when I open the folder there are 3 more folders
1. src
2.doc-linux
3.doc.bsd
then there are 13 more files in there which occording acording to lindows are either shell scripts plain text.

Also can u recommend a good ( and not to mention cheap ) book to buy and were to buy from either shop or online I am in the U.K btw

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Old 11-24-2002, 06:17 AM   #4
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wrong place...
 
Old 11-24-2002, 06:20 AM   #5
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M8 please dont take this the wrong way as I am a mod on another forum and head mod on another and your reply

Quote:
Originally posted by acid_kewpie
wrong place...
Just does not help me at all. you could of at least moved it to the right place or told me were it should have been posted

My appologies you have moved it

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Old 11-24-2002, 06:25 AM   #6
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i was just quietly confirmnig your fears, it's fine... and it now IS in the right place...
 
Old 11-24-2002, 06:40 AM   #7
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Don't worry about acid's tone - he comes across that way but doesn't mean it.

Unfortunately, cheap technical books are like cheap mouthwash - they don't work and make you feel like you shouldn't have bothered.

If you got a free OS, you really could consider buying an o'reilly book - I still have all of mine. 'Running Linux' is a good one.

Did you look around the forum for what others said about the speedtouch modem?

You need USB support in your kernel. Look at the output of the command:

dmesg

and see if it says anything about USB. If it does, look at the doc.linux file buy doing

more doc.linux

and see what the guidance is for installing the module.
 
Old 11-24-2002, 07:14 AM   #8
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try this one... http://thirtythreeandathird.net/redh...eashed.tar.bz2 complete, decent book. my domain's nameservers are a bit shafted right now though... mightn't work.
 
Old 11-24-2002, 07:30 AM   #9
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looks like I am gonna have to get me a book and start learning and fast. As I have no-idea how to look in a kernel or how to install a module
 
Old 12-03-2002, 08:44 PM   #10
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hey guys im new here am i need some help with lindows

1 i just obtained a cd and im trying to install it. when it trys to install the screen freezes when it goes to decting hardware.
if you can hepl me please email me at
jmpr1525@yahoo.com
 
Old 12-03-2002, 08:46 PM   #11
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lindows help

hey guys im new here so mabay i came to the right place for help.
here is my problem. When i try to install lindows it frezzes on the
decting hardware section
if you can help me please email me at
jmpr1525@yahoo.com
 
Old 12-03-2002, 08:53 PM   #12
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Re: lindows help

Quote:
Originally posted by xxacidkillaxx
hey guys im new here so mabay i came to the right place for help.
here is my problem. When i try to install lindows it frezzes on the
decting hardware section
if you can help me please email me at
jmpr1525@yahoo.com
My guess is a piece of Hardware on your system is not compatible. Yesterday I tried to install Mandrake 9.0 on my Alienware with a next generation Gigabye motherboard, at start of install, everything went black, computer died, and my cap and scroll lights started blinking on my keyboard. Someone told me it might be firewire but I disabled it and still no install. My guess is Linux doesn't support 333 fsb or USB 2.0? Anyway I then installed it on my laptop without a problem, just have to get wireless linksys card working and i'm all set. Still dissappointed I couldn't install it on the system I wanted to......
 
Old 12-03-2002, 09:31 PM   #13
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more lindows help

well my computer isnt to super machine
its a thunder board
with usb1
no special stuff
 
Old 12-03-2002, 09:44 PM   #14
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Re: more lindows help

Quote:
Originally posted by xxacidkillaxx
well my computer isnt to super machine
its a thunder board
with usb1
no special stuff

I dunno, Linux of all types seems to be very picky with supported hardware. My problems were with Mandrake 9.0
 
Old 12-04-2002, 05:57 AM   #15
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speedtouch does work, take a look at:
http://linux-usb.sourceforge.net/SpeedTouch/howto.html
The one I got it to work with is in Dutch, but you might give it a try since the commands are the same:
http://www.xs4all.nl/helpdesk/abonne...figureren.html

anne
 
  


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