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I just installed Mandrake 7.2 on my system and I can't seem to get my modem working. It is a Conexant 56K PCI Voice Modem SF-1156IV R9A. I went to linmodem.org and think I found a driver for it and saved it to a floppy disk and this is where I need your help. I used Internet Explorer to download it and I want to use the Linux rpm program to execute it. How do I do that from a floppy? Do I have to login first and then copy it to my root directory or what?
Welcome to the whacky world of RPM !! pciutils is in a package called pciutils-<some.other.stuff>.rpm that should be on your install CDs. Otherwise, go to http//rpmfind.net and search for pciutils. Download it. Either way, once you have it, run rpm -ivh pciutils*.
Ok, I found the driver and everything I need and when I run the package manager, everything works fine and then I run the config program and it works fine until the end where it wants the Linux source folder, where autoconf.h is located. Does anybody know where this is. It says it should be /usr/local/Linux, but there is no Linux folder in local.
The actual file I downloaded was indeed an rpm. Though, they did not have my exact kernel version, they had a generic one, which I downloaded. But how would I go about using the kernel source tree. If you could try to explain it asap (as simple as possible) due to the fact I have only been using Linux for 3 days.
Just because it's an RPM doesn't mean it's not source, it could be a source rpm. From your CD you will want to install your kernel source. I think it's called something similar to that. It's like kernel-source.rpm Then when you get that installed (and all it's dependencies) you may want to open a console and make a symlink to the directory it creates (it will probably make something like /usr/src/Mandrake-blahblahblah (it actually says something, not blah blah)...
This is the kernel source directory, so you would open an xterm and type:
ln -s /usr/src/mandrake-linuxblahblah /usr/src/linux
But make sure there isn't already a symlink there. If there is, then don't worry about it.
Ok, I think I didn't miss anything, if I am wrong, or missed a step, please someone correct me. Thanks.
Ok, now I've run into another problem and even though it has nothing to do with a modem, I decided to post it here. I can login through shell, but when I try to load startx, it returns an error saying that the default font 'fixed' cannot be loaded. Then, when I try to shut it down, I use to get just get 1 [Failed] b/c of my CDROM which isn't working, now I get like 6 and one is XFONT Server. How do I fix this?