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Old 11-04-2003, 12:16 PM   #1
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New to linux - Got RedHat9 - PROBLEMS!!!


I love linux.
Its so much better then windows, on so many levels...

I downloaded RedHat 9 and burned the CD's...


I installed RedHat 9 without a problem.


It worked great...



But downloading was very very slooooooow!!!
I don't know why that happend. I have a cable modem.

When I try to download something while using RedHat 9 it downloads very slowly and then gets "hanged".

I solved this by using KGet...
With KGet I download at more or less normal speeds... but still less then avrage.

(I Have a cable modem, I should download at 100KB/s and with KGet I Get 30KB/S most of the time)

When it gets "hanged" I just resume it. its a lot like DAP...


But I can't always resume with it, and some files I can't download with it...


I tried updating with up2date, and a lot of times it got hunged, and I had to kill it. (the program is not responding... yadi yadi ya...)


Not only that, I had to reinstall redhat because there was a power brake, and when the power got back and I tried to load redhat it gave me an error. at the boot.

Somewhere around: "press y withing the next 5 seconds to force system check" at the boot. and then it will scan. (I didn't even press y) and find an error and wouldn't load.


Well after installing for the second time my speed problems were not solved.
I installed apt-get, but I can't use it because it keeps timing out!!!


I have a good computer, its not that outdated.

AMD Athalon 1800+
60GB hard drive
256MB RAM
Geforce2 MX


I have a doul (sp?) boot.
When I boot into windows XP the speed is ok.


Also, for some reason, when I try to logout or shutdown, redhat gets frozen.


What should I do?

I am NOT going to give up on linux!!!
Please help me, and sorry for the long read...

Last edited by Eugene; 11-04-2003 at 12:19 PM.
 
Old 11-05-2003, 02:30 AM   #2
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Please Help!




Can anybody help me at all?


1) how can I optimize my internet speed with linux?
2) why can't I logout or shutdown, but instead I freeze?


Please do help!
I have a fresh install of RedHat 9...


 
Old 11-05-2003, 06:50 AM   #3
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what method do you use to log-out ?
i dont know wether its a bug ir whatever, but in kde of gnome, somtimes the logout option just shuts down X (the graphical screen) and leaves you in command prompt.

try this method for shutting down

su -
[root password]
shutdown -h now

make sure you 'su -' and not just 'su'
the minus gives you extra directories in your path variable
to allow access to binary's normally only used dureing boot.
or you could 'su' and then use the /sbin/shutdown -h now command.

i dont have a cable modem, i have a dial up, so i cant help you much.
but when i installed redhat linux, my internet performance, and download speed doubled.

all i can think is that redhat incorectly detected you modem speed.
search google.com/linux and this forum for how to manually configure your modem.

remember, the internet was invented for unix, and on unix.
which is why unix clones (linux) behave so great on networks.

Last edited by qwijibow; 11-05-2003 at 06:51 AM.
 
Old 11-05-2003, 07:45 AM   #4
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Thanks!

I just logout by clicking on the RedHat and clicking logout and ok...
I re-installed redhat and it seems to be OK now...


I'm using a LinkSYS router. (Wireless-B 2.4GHz 802.11b Broadband Router)


What's strange is, that while I installed I had the modem connected via the router.


So I have an internet connection, but RedHat doesn't "see" the modem. it doesn't detect it AT ALL!

I tried connecting the modem directly to my PC but then I didn't have ANY connection...
SO I have to use my router, and I don't know if that is the source of the problem but I download and browse very slooow. and when I download, they downloads gets "hanged"

I booted into windows, and the speed is not that great there, but I can connect my modem to the PC directly and it still works. and in general its a bit faster... but still bad.

So I called my ISP and a tech will come to check this out.

However this is still a linux problem since I can't connect my modem directly to the PC and linux is not detecting the modem.

Thanks for your help
 
Old 11-05-2003, 01:59 PM   #5
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ahh, wireless... didnt see that before....

Hey Guru's... i know redhat 9 (2.4.20-8) kernel supports wireless... but is installed by default ? does it needed to be insmod'ed or anything ???
 
Old 11-05-2003, 02:41 PM   #6
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Eugene, I don't know what the problem is... I run Red Hat 9 on a laptop with similar specs, including dual booting to Windows XP Professional and have had absolutly no problems with it.

Problems with Windows XP, well yes, of course. And it wasn't until I installed RH9 that I really noticed how SLOW Windows is.

Anyway, it seems like you've pretty much gotten help from others. Take care of the little penguin...

Last edited by Turrauko; 11-05-2003 at 02:49 PM.
 
Old 11-06-2003, 04:35 AM   #7
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Thanks Turrauko

The other problems were solved by re-installing and the cable speed is I think an ISP problem. The tech should come today in a few hours so I'll soon find out...
 
Old 11-06-2003, 06:21 PM   #8
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I take it you're not running a purchased version of Linux...
 
Old 11-11-2003, 10:53 AM   #9
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nope, I downloaded the RH9 ISO's...
 
Old 11-11-2003, 04:06 PM   #10
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I had (key word 'had') a RH9/Linksys wpc11 v3/router/dsl. Lets take your problems one at a time. Got kinda lost bouncing up and down the page.

Don't know what you have so I'm going to shoot in the dark. Lets start from the top. Skip if you have already done this.
Your modem is 'probably' set to 192.168.1.1, if so that's good.
Set your router to 192.168.2.1, obtain IP automatic.
The main thing is make sure your router isn't the same IP as your router.
Save settings. Turn off computers, router, and modem. Get a drink and turn modem on. Wait till the lights stabilize then turn on the router. Then turn on your computer. See if you can ping www.linuxquestions.org. If so get another drink, soda that is.

Next, the download stuff.
You probably need to set the MTU on the router. You can set it to 1500 or google for MTU and find the correct way to obtain your number. More than I want to go into.

Next, Red Hat 9.0.
Been using RH for years. No problem with 8.0. Still use in on one laptop. I've actually had hell with 9.0 network issues. My network would hang, stop or die. Did a network restart more time than I can count. Replace drivers tinkered and turned every setting I know. No luck. One night in a drunken rage, I installed Slackware and haven't had a network problem, and haven't looked back. Problem, I have no idea, some others have problems, probably most don't. HTH

Last edited by -X-; 11-11-2003 at 04:11 PM.
 
Old 11-12-2003, 09:10 AM   #11
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wooh... hold on there!


1) Linux Red Hat 9 does NOT detect my modem... so I can't change any settings with it...

2) It was MOSTLY an ISP problem, and its fixed now. But still now and again I have bad speeds... and problems downloading.

If you can help me more with the MTU it would be great


Another thing is, there is no linux driver for my modem. A Cable modem Thomson... so maybe that's why RH doesn't detect it.

Anyway, my internet works with RH so I don't want to mass with it.

"A kid asked his programmer dad why is the sun there? the dad answers... sun, if it works don't touch it."


Thanks for your help, the only thing I need now is to optimize my MTU and I have NO idea how to do that. (*hint hint*)
 
  


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