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Old 01-02-2003, 01:20 AM   #1
Velocide
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Question Mandrake First Time User


Hi everybody... please do forgive me.. i'm a newbie and i might be askin stupid/simple questions..

I just installed Mandrake Linux 8.1 on my computer and i'm having a few problems which i dont know how to solve.The problems are:-

1)My modem wont work when i try to connect to the internet,all it says is 'Modem is Busy' (my modem is Blue Thunder 56KBPS external modem) and i would like to know if theres any solutions to this.

2)There isnt any sound/music at all.

3)I have other partitions in my pc (have windows & linux on the same pc)and i would to know how can i navigate/explore the windows partition so that i can access my files (eg. my mp3,pictures)

I'm stuck here and i dont know where to go for help... please help me..
 
Old 01-02-2003, 01:34 AM   #2
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I just installed SuSE 8.1 last week so I'm new too; however, you can create a shortcut to the windows partition in KDE. First, right click on the desktop and choose Create New>Hard Disc. Go to the Device tab and select your windows partition.
 
Old 01-02-2003, 01:43 AM   #3
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2. Adjust your volume, it came muted by default in a few versions.

To adjust the volume run kmix.

Cool
 
Old 01-02-2003, 02:25 AM   #4
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Did you try Something new

I don't want to scare you off but one way to achieve everything you said is to use Mandrake 8.2/9.0 because their sound support is better. In case you wanna stick to Mandrake 8.1 HEre is what you can do:

1) In Konsole Mode
a) Connect your modem and use "netconf/setuptool" and ask to detect hardware automatically. If it does you have your moidem running if it doesn't you will have to specify the port on which you have modem attached. COM1 is /dev/ttsy0,COM2 is /dev/ttsy1.. (pardon me is the device names are incorrect the main opint is COM ports start at 0 and in linux they start from 0)
b) You can try minicom but its little difficult tool to use if you haven't worked in Comman Line Interface before.
2)
 
Old 01-02-2003, 02:30 AM   #5
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Did you try Something new

I don't want to scare you off but one way to achieve everything you said is to use Mandrake 8.2/9.0 because their sound support is better. In case you wanna stick to Mandrake 8.1 HEre is what you can do:

1) In Konsole Mode
a) Connect your modem and use "netconf/setuptool" and ask to detect hardware automatically. If it does you have your moidem running if it doesn't you will have to specify the port on which you have modem attached. COM1 is /dev/ttsy0,COM2 is /dev/ttsy1.. (pardon me is the device names are incorrect the main opint is COM ports start at 0 and in linux they start from 0)
b) You can try minicom but its little difficult tool to use if you haven't worked in Comman Line Interface before.
2) To run sound open Konsole and login as root. In root type
#sndconfig
Most probably this will detect the sound card and configure and tehn you can use aumix to change the sound level. If sndconfig is not installed you will find in CD 2 of installation.
If sound still doesn't work from root prompt type
# drakxservices
and disable the sound server
then
#/etc/rc.d/init.d/sound stop
Run xmms and try youtr favourite mp3. it should work.
3) If you didn't change the mount points during mandrake installations your partitions will now be availaible in /mnt as /mnt/c /mnt/d
you can use
mount //dev/hda$ /mnt/Dir
to mount your windows paritions.
 
Old 01-02-2003, 08:23 PM   #6
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what com port is your modem on?
 
  


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