mandrake installed and all devices not working!!
kia ora! greetings from nz! newbie with mandrake 9.0 installation problem: my first install (new machine, totally linux)and devices (modem, printer, cd audio, dvd and cd burner) "not working." so i just try to sort out one at a time: first, modem. intel ambient MD5628D-LC. i have downloaded a driver from intel site (using my old windows machiine) and brought it into new one. but i do not know what to tell linux to do to recognize and install, etc. i am windows/mac able and determined to linux. but in need of very basic instructions.
is it possible my install is not correct and i should redo it? seems odd that a basic installation does not recognize such common devices.