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Old 06-05-2006, 06:20 PM   #1
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Post Linux will not recognize my DSL connection and internal modem


Hello,
I am interested in learning a bit about Linux so that I can run the new VistaHui (as in the Verteran Affairs patient Information System aka Electronic Medical Records). It runs on SUSE, however; when I installed v10.0 it didn't recognize either of the above. I have a 3COM (ethernet XL 10/100 PCI for complete PC management NIC 3c905c-TX) ethernet card. Any ideas on how to get my Linux up and running on the internet so I can download to it? Alternatively, I have downloaded VistaHui to my WindowsXP partition, is there a way to transfer over to the Linux side?

Thanks,
John
 
Old 06-05-2006, 06:37 PM   #2
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iv read that the driver for this is 3c59x. so try this command as root:
Code:
modprobe 3c59x
if you get no output from the command it most likely worked. after loading the driver, then enable the interface with:
Code:
ifconfig eth0 up
 
Old 06-05-2006, 06:44 PM   #3
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A few questions to start with...

Is the assembled hardware known to work under any operating system?
Has it ever run under linux of any version?
When you go to a commandline terminal, and type
Code:
/sbin/lsmod
what do you see? Any reference to the 3c509? If you type
Code:
/sbin/ifconfig
, what do you see?

We need to establish that there is a network card, and associated drivers.

What, if any, other network is in place? Is the PC in question directly connected to the DSL modem, or is there a firewall/router of some sort in between? What, if anything is known about the functaionality of the rest of the DSL connection? Has it ever worked?

We also need to establish that the network itself functions.

--- rod.
 
Old 06-05-2006, 07:05 PM   #4
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Hello,
I did not expect to receive an answer so quickly. Yes, the computer, a Dell Dimension XPS B1000, I am using now is partitioned in Wn XP Pro which I am using now to communicate with you. I will reboot with Linux and see if I can get the DSL up and running. Thanks for the suggestions, I wouldn't have stumbled across those ideas for quite a while! Any ideas on transferring files and programs back and forth between Linux and Windows?

thanks,
John
 
Old 06-05-2006, 10:19 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jploes
Hello,
I did not expect to receive an answer so quickly. Yes, the computer, a Dell Dimension XPS B1000, I am using now is partitioned in Wn XP Pro which I am using now to communicate with you. I will reboot with Linux and see if I can get the DSL up and running. Thanks for the suggestions, I wouldn't have stumbled across those ideas for quite a while! Any ideas on transferring files and programs back and forth between Linux and Windows?
When you say 'transferring files and programs back and forth between Linux and Windows', do you mean between machines running Windows and Linux, or do you mean between the Linux and Windows filesystems on the one computer? If the former, I suggest Samba on Linux (Windows networking already built in). If the latter, it is quite easy to access the Windows partitions from Linux. You simply mount the ntfs or vfat filesystems at a mountpoint of your choosing. To access a Linux ext2 filesystem from Windows, you can use the [HTML]http://www.chrysocome.net/explore2fs[/HTML] package.

--- rod.
 
Old 06-06-2006, 01:50 AM   #6
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on the same PC, ntfs read is ok, write is less ok, http://www.linux-ntfs.org/
hence the suggestion of a fat32 for the two OSs to rw & delete
(see previous post)
 
Old 06-06-2006, 09:21 AM   #7
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Thank you!! Thank you!!Thank you!! I got Linux to recognize my DSL by going into YaST and re-installing the system from disc (I'm not sure that I had to do that, but I've been known to take the "scenic" route). From there I poked around the files until I found the DSL icon and followed the installation "wizard", which a monkey could do. I think that I even got evolution email set-up, too. I would have never come to the conclusion to look for "3c59x" in a million years, if it hadn't been for you folks! How does one learn that? I do have a question about your instructions though. I assume that I needed to get into CLI with the commands you gave me (if config, modprobe) but I am DOS illiterate and couldn't figure out how to get to a terminal emulator screen. (I hope it sounds like I know what I'm talking about). I think I need to know how to do this to follow the next part of your instructions about transferring file back and forth b/t Linux and Windows (different partitions of the same machine). I also appreciate knowing how to send to different machines. Thanks again, you've been a big help!

John
 
Old 06-06-2006, 09:35 AM   #8
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For a commandline interface, I like konsole. Some prefer the more traditional xterm. If you are using KDE as your desktop, then konsole should be set up in the menu system somewhere, or you could run either (anything, actually), by right-clicking on the desktop, and selecting 'Run Command', then fill in the dialog box. Just for future information, you can use the cut and paste functionality of KDE or Gnome to clip text into your posts on this forum, so people can get information that they can use to help you.

--- rod.
 
Old 06-06-2006, 11:06 AM   #9
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to learn about linux, LQ bookmark search for newbie, and also for rute.
These are good starting points.
The linux world is your oister now (there is even a google linux you know)
http://www.linuxnewbieguide.org/

Newbie's Top Ten Commands
http://www.cmm.uklinux.net/steve/ntt.html
 
  


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