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SoulPioneer 04-14-2004 11:22 PM

New to llinux and this forum, and encountering numerous problems!
 
Hey everyone!

As you can see i am new to Linux as well Linuxquestions.org. I require assistance with sorting out a few a problems that i have encountered upon installation of SuSE Linux 9.0

My machine specs are as follows:

PII 400mhz
128mb Ram
ATI Rage 3D Rage PRO AGP 1x/2x
Conexant HSF Internal 56k v.92 modem.

I have problems with latter two of the above.

Firstly, and most importantly the modem is not being detected. After roaming around the forum, it seems this is very common with Conexant modems. However although i have read a lot on it, i still dont understand! As i play around with Linux i am beginning to understand some bits but i would greatly appreciate your assistance in rectifying this problem with step by step instruction maybe?

Secondly, the graphics card; Now on Windows i can play 3D games but when i try to play one of the 3D Linux games i get an error saying '3D is not supported by this graphics". Why is this? I know the graphics card is old but it works fine on Windows?

Thirdly, how the heck do you 'activate' apache?! In the documentation it clearly states that you must 'activate' apache as it is not activated by default but it does not state how to actually activate it, which is ridiculous because it also tells you how to check if it is activated but again not how to actually activate it! So how do you activate Apache on SuSE?

And finally i may get shot for asking this, but will AOL work on Linux?

Much appreciated,

SoulPioneer

jax8 04-14-2004 11:32 PM

1.Your modem is probably a winmodem. What this means is that instead of having hardware to control certain features of the modem it used the computer processor instead. WHY DO THIS? because it saves the manufacturer money. Go to www.linmodems.org for drivers. you will want something like ltmodem-8.26a9.tar.gz to download.


2.You will also need drivers for your graphics card have a look around the manufacturers website and do some google searches. NVIDIA supports their graphics cards well so if you do decide to buy another card please buy from manufacturers that support the linux community.

3. To activate apache type the folowing in a command prompt

httpd start

to stop it

httpd stop

to restart it

http restart

SoulPioneer 04-15-2004 12:03 AM

Thanks for the immediate reply.

Is command promt 'Konsole' in Linux?

SoulPioneer

beejayzed 04-15-2004 01:27 AM

Konsole is one of the terminals.
You can get drivers for your modem at www.linuxant.com/drivers

jax8 04-15-2004 01:27 AM

yep, sometimes called Terminal or konsole or command prompt. Basically anywhere you can type linux commands.

beejayzed 04-15-2004 01:28 AM

Oh yeah, please add your email address.

SoulPioneer 04-15-2004 03:00 PM

Thank you for the replies.

Okay, so i went to lixuant and downloaded the relevant drivers however i got the following error:

ERROR(InstTarget:E_RpmDB_subprocess_failed)
---

Warning: existing driver modules found under:
/lib/modules/2.4.21-99-default/misc/

Pre-built driver modules that seem compatible with your system were found under
/usr/lib/hsfmodem/modules/binaries/i686/suse/linux-2.4.21-99-default.

ERROR: hsf driver not active
error: %post(hsfmodem-6.03.00lnxt04032800full_k2.4.21_99_default-1suse) scriptlet failed, exit status 1

Any idea what to do?

I tried those commands in Konsole and they did not work. I got a 'bad command' error. I am certain that i have installed the apache software off the install CD-ROM. What to do now...?

SoulPioneer

SoulPioneer 04-15-2004 03:01 PM

Oh and as requested i have added my email! Plus, just thought i would that Linux has crashed twice already! Iv only had it installed for just over a day!

ThrillSeeker

Komakino 04-15-2004 03:22 PM

try:
Code:

modprobe hsf
and see what (if anything) happens...

SoulPioneer 04-15-2004 03:25 PM

I just tried it. Got the following message:

bash: modprobe: command not found

Anything else?

SoulPioneer

Komakino 04-15-2004 03:30 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by SoulPioneer
I just tried it. Got the following message:

bash: modprobe: command not found

Anything else?

SoulPioneer

do it as root...

SoulPioneer 04-15-2004 03:31 PM

Sorry but your going to have to tell me what you mean by root?

SoulPioneer

Komakino 04-15-2004 03:32 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by SoulPioneer
Sorry but your going to have to tell me what you mean by root?

SoulPioneer

the root user... type su and then enter the root password (which you should have chosen when you installed linux)

SoulPioneer 04-15-2004 03:41 PM

Ohhhh yes i understand.

Okay i typed modprobe hsf and got the following message:

modprobe: Can't locate module hsf

However, i re-tried httpd start and it worked. Apache is up and running as far as i can see. So thanks for the that..

But the bloody modem?! Apache is usely without modem!

Komakino 04-15-2004 04:55 PM

modprobe linux-2.4.21-99-default

though I don't think that's right....it looks like there's actually a driver on your system...getting to it is what I can't really do without being present!


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