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This is a link to the Computing.net forums. Derek has had a lot of help from a guy called Jon (a total of 172 posts) and there are a lot of details there. It is possible that Jon may have missed something (although his help has been very comprehensive).
Equally, there will be a lot of duplication of effort with people trying to help here.
Hopefully, someone here may be able to see where any problems with Jon's help may lie.
Where is jon?? I want him to help me. I just put a new thread about where is he and i got warned about it. Do you know where he is?? Did he even get his computer back from dell?? Please reply back. I hope you understand. Thanks.
ok Azmeen... Do you still want to help me?? I don't understand your previous post. jon has not been online in i don't know how long. If you go back a few pages in this thread you will see 1 or 2 of he post. Please reply back. Thanks.
Originally posted by dsantamassino wait man. I don't understand that. My drivers is on CD. What do you want me to do?? I bet you it's not going to work. I have that feeling. Please reply back.
Derek, if you're not even going to try, then nobody could help you at all. How could we know what you have on the CD.
Sure, everyone gets confused when faced with something new. Speaking of which, in Linux, you should have at least a working knowledge on basic commands such as ls, mount, umount, tar, and also how to use an editor, like vi or pico.
Linux is not windows... the GUI (like KDE or Gnome) is only useful for certain types of functions. It's in the command line where the real power and benefit of Linux is.
When I mentioned alternatives such as buying a different modem, you got upset. I didn't even intend to upset you! But at this rate, you better think with a clear mind what your target is, and what you have achieved so far.
If you're not even comfortable with step-by-step instructions, you have a lot of research to you. No one understands Linux by being spoon fed letter by letter. You have to put more effort, remember... we are trying to help you with your problem.
If over 200 replies are still not enough for you... you should not look for Jon or anybody else, but reflect on yourself and whether what you're doing justifies other people to help you.
Just remember, before you learn to fly, you must learn to run... Before you learn to run, you must learn to walk... and before you learn to walk, you must learn to crawl. There is no shortcut, everything comes from experience.
Perhaps I was wrong about your determination... Maybe you just expect everyone else to do the learning for you. Hopefully you will understand that in the end it's all up to yourself.
I choose to still work on my modem. Are you going to help me?? no i never think. Just like in that thread i did'nt think what i wrote. Please reply back. Thanks. The PCTEL modem drivers are on CD. That's wants on the CD.
It's pointless asking after Jon. His last post was around a week ago - he has to ship his laptop off to Dell (2 days-ish?) they then have to schedule it in, get the parts and fix it and then send it back. They are probably only doing this Monday to Friday. Once he gets it back, he may have some reconfiguring to do - basically, you are not going to hear from him for AT LEAST another week.
My advice to you is to go back over each of Jon's posts in Computing.net and try, try, try again.
I think i'm either going to wait for jon. Since you told me now i know how long i have to wait. I'm trying to get information on a multiple dual boot with Windows XP pro, Redhat Linux 8 and FreeBSD 4.8 Release. I don't know how to set that up. If you know how you could reply back. Thanks.
Firstly, when I said that you won't hear from Jon for at least a week, that was just a guess - a finger in the air job. You will hear from Jon when you hear from him - he may go on holiday, move house, have something interesting and time consuming happen to him or even, horror of horrors, give up on Linux. But let's not go there, eh? It is possible that he won't go near a forum for quite some time. Don't lets forget that Jon, as with all of us, posts on his own time and isn't getting paid for it. Linux is something we all enjoy and want to help others with - but there is nothing which says we have to.
Secondly, I think that you are straying a little far afield. Triple booting could be interesting, but I think it's a little advanced for you. *BSD probably doesn't support your modem, so you'll be back to square one - an up and running distro and a modem with no drivers.
and finally, everything you need to know about getting your modem going is in Jon's posts. Go through them - start everything from the start again and you should find yourself with a working modem.
Incidentally, does your modem share the same line as your telephone? Your problems activating could be because someone is trying to dial in or you have call waiting.
Originally posted by dsantamassino It seems like no one wants to help me. no one at ozzu.com wanted to help me so that banned me, no one here wants to help me and no one at bsdforums.org wants to help me.
Hey Derek, long time no see
Relax a little. Enjoy life a little. Calm down, print out and read this entire thread. Print out and read all of Jon's posts over at the other site. Read them slowly. Understand them. After that, give a few tries and getting this done again, since of course (as has been mentioned) all the necessary info is here (and with Jon's thread over there) and you just have to apply it correctly.
Sometimes it takes a set of fresh eyes to accomplish things, so go do something else for a day and then come back to this problem tomorrow.
Last thing: Be nice to those who help, even in the smallest ways. They all do so voluntarily. If their advice does not help you, it still was their time they chose to use to try. A "Thanks, I'll give that a try" can get you a lot further than "I think I'll quit if you don't help me" or "That's no help at all". Regardless if they did help, they did try. I'm not talking about me or whansard, you are fine with us (you should re-read over whansards posts a bit, the info is here, you just need to apply it) but it's the others who are contributing that you seem to slap down after a single post.
You mean other than this one, ozzu, computing and ozoneasylum?
Since your pc is a Compaq, have you tried the forums at the Compaq website?
Truthfully though, Derek, at whichever site you post you will get the same advice and information. You just need to read through it, do it a few times and you should be there. Switching forums is unlikely to find you someone who can say "if you click here, everything will work". Switching distros means you get the same problems in a different distro. The only way switching distro will work is if the author(s) have your modem in their pc and want to support it. And no, before you ask, I don't know of one which does that and I don't think there is one.
Bottom line is you can either stick with this thread (or the one on Computing) go through the info and apply it, try another forum and have to start from the beginning yet again or give up altogether.
Sorry if that sounded harsh but you need to sit back and think before you get too frustrated and undo all of the hard work you seem to have put in.