I'm using Mandrake 9.2
I got the .tgz on www.sagem.com
(the manufacturer of my modem ).
I haven't done 'tar xzvpf thefile.tgz' becaue I'm on Windows now and I' posting here qnd waiting some time to get some answer but I remember having opened it and it showed several directories as those you described.
About what you say about the sound issue, I have only one thing to answer : "What'cha takin' about ? "
More seriously, I did a regular install process it worked fine and then I didn't do anything else about it, I don't know what a stock kernel is neither ...
About my network, it is :
2 computers, one (this one) that has Mandrake 9.2 and another one that has Windows XP (pro). They are connected with an Ethernet (crossed) cable (and one Ethernet card on each computer)
So far, I had been using Win XP on both and the network was thus : this co;puter is connected to internet through a USB modem, annd also connected to the other PC with the ethernet cable. The files are fully shared and the connection also...
That's it ..
Thamks for your answers ...