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Old 05-26-2003, 06:28 AM   #106
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Can someone explain to me what this error means? I'm new at this site and the error is about this site. You do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:

1. You do not have permission to access the page that you were trying to. Are you trying to edit someone else's post or trying to access administrative features? Check that you are allowed to perform this action in the Forum Rules.
2. If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation.

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Old 05-26-2003, 07:10 AM   #107
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I would like to clarify of something I said earlier in this thread. I had said that winmodems are harder to configure for Linux than external modems that hook to serial ports. Just in case you or anyone reading this decide to get an easy to install external serial modem I want to emphasize the word "serial." Some external USB modems are winmodems but nearly all external serial modems are not external modems. Here is a link to a web page that explains that distinction:

http://en.tldp.org/HOWTO/Hardware-HOWTO/modems.html

I realize you can not afford a new modem, so that information is mainly for anyone else who read what I said. Good Luck!
 
Old 05-26-2003, 07:35 AM   #108
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As far as the PMing goes I think it's only available to contributing (paying) members. You should read the link on the home page about becoming a contributing member.
 
Old 05-26-2003, 07:43 AM   #109
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I can't become a contributing member. I took a look at it and i need some type of credit card. I do not have a credit card to pay for it. What i did. I sent e-mail to MasterC.
 
Old 05-26-2003, 03:23 PM   #110
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Does anyone want to help me fix this error?? Thank You very much.
 
Old 05-26-2003, 03:25 PM   #111
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start kpackage.
it's under the kde menu, or you can
open a terminal window, and type
kpackage
list all packages,
the kernel source rpm will start with the word
linux- or kernel-

then search for gcc-2.9
or just search gcc
then install it and you'll be set
 
Old 05-26-2003, 03:53 PM   #112
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I don't think i have kpackage. I typed in kpackage at the terminal. It said command not found. Please reply back. Thank You.
 
Old 05-26-2003, 03:55 PM   #113
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oh I'm almost positive i'm using GNOME. I'm not sure.
 
Old 05-26-2003, 03:59 PM   #114
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you could use the file manager and browse the linux
cdroms from the gnome desktop. the RPMs will
be in RedHat/RPMS
probably, but you may have to look around for them.
hopefully gnome will install them for you. you could
also install the kde environment so you'll have access
to that other software. all that stuff is on those redhat
cdrom's.
i have to go now.
 
Old 05-26-2003, 04:26 PM   #115
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I don't know why i'm getting these errors. I searched in the files for gcc 2.9 and it found nothing. I typed in kpackage at the terminal. command not found. MasterC your online and browsing this fourm. Can you please help get my modem running under Redhat Linux 9.0? and without me getting any error. Thank You MasterC. Whansard said that you are really good at helping beginners.
 
Old 05-26-2003, 06:47 PM   #116
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I do not want to bother reading over the last 8 pages of posts on this and do not know what you have already tried. However, I was wondering if what is described in the links below has any resemblance to what you are trying to do? Also, I was wondering if they are talking about the same modem you have or a slightly different PCTel modem?

http://ftp.chemo.tuniv.szczecin.pl/p...DT.html#tips.7
http://tldp.org/HOWTO/mini/PCTel-Mic...on.html#AEN290
http://tldp.org/HOWTO/mini/PCTel-MicroModem-Config/

I have not yet tried to learn how to install winmodems in Linux so I am not going to suggest what to do. As I mentioned earlier, I installed an external serial type modem that is not a winmodem becuase there is almost nothing to configure for Linux with those.

I also hope you have not been given a binary only driver. I got lost in trying to understand what you have already tried so and would just like to ask to make sure that what is in the following post does not apply to your situation? It proably does not but I am just asking? I do not really have much specific advice to offer and do not understand much about what has been tried.

http://en.tldp.org/HOWTO/Hardware-HO...ml#BINARY-ONLY
 
Old 05-26-2003, 07:11 PM   #117
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I looked at your links and not to long ago. I looked at something like yours. For some reason. I'm getting this error. I can't get past this part.

./configure --with-hal=pct789. I'm getting the same error as last time. MasterC never reply to my e-mail that i sent him earlier today. Well looks like i was not that lucky to talk to him. Someone please reply back. Rick422, Thanks for the information and links.
 
Old 05-27-2003, 01:07 AM   #118
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Whoa, hi, just got the email and I will read over this thread and see what's up and if I can help

Cool
 
Old 05-27-2003, 03:10 AM   #119
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Ok reading over all this it really appears that this learning experience isn't going too well

So.. here's what I think:
You are pretty much not really understanding what each command you are executing, this could be a very big reason for not getting very far. It's important you understand what we are having you do so:
1. You can execute them correctly, and:
2. You can apply them to other problems you encounter.

So I will try to explain things as I go, please pay attention to what you are doing, and if you have questions about any part of it, please ask. This does mean though that you should also do your best to provide full and complete error messages to us. To do that you'll need to either have a working floppy drive that you can easily copy files to from linux (simple text files), a CD Burner that is working in linux and that you can easily use (aware of how to burn CD's), OR a fat32 partition so you can copy your files from linux to windows so you can post up the exact error messages for us. Just let us know if you have any of these available.

Ok, so it looks like we are trying to get your current gcc off there (gcc 3.x) and put an older version on (gcc 2.x). I don't think this is necessary, instead, since most of your apps (including your current kernel) are most likely going to be compiled with gcc 3.x and that's what you've got on your system. If I'm wrong, please, let me know. To find out, open up a terminal and as root type:
rpm -qa | grep gcc
And post up what you get returned. To get to root inside a terminal (assuming you are logged in as a user like you should be), type this:
su -
Which will switch from the current user to root. It will then prompt you for the root password, enter it and you'll automatically be in root's home directory (/root on most systems) which means you'll then need to cd (change directories) to the directory you were working in. To stop from having to cd everytime you switch to root from your working directory (a working directory means the directory you are performing functions in, and you briefly need root priviledges) you add the -m to su, so this command will keep you in your current directory:
su -m

Ok, so now it looks like you also need to show us whether or not you've got your current kernel sources/headers installed, so, again as root inside this terminal type:
rpm -qa | grep kernel
And also post the results of listing the contents of /usr/src Do this by typing:
ls -la /usr/src
What these commands do:
ls = List files
-a = list all files including hidden
-l = Show all the information about these files
/usr/src = the location that your kernel source is expected to be located

Also, a few things about forums:
1. When you post a question you usually shouldn't expect people to immediately reply; if they do, cool, if not, well that's normal.
2. Don't ask them to "hurry and reply" because regardless of what you mean by that, it appears that you are trying to rush them when helping you.
3. Post up full error messages, "Returned something about kernel something" is really not helpful at all. However "I executed:
./configure --enable-mysql
And it returned:
mysql does not exist" is a little better, a full error like:
Code:
bash-2.05a$ make
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found.  Stop.
Is much better and is ideal to help us see what's actually going on and what has actually been executed.

Now a few things on getting error messages:
You can send output to an actual text file so it makes it easier to carry over to your other OS, to do this you have to learn 1 single command:
>
How this is used is:
./configure > /home/user/configure.output
And all output from the ./configure process will be copied to the text file in /home/user/configure.output
Now you only have to copy that file to your floppy/windows partition/CDRW instead of having to figure out how to copy and paste many many lines from your terminal to a text file. You can do that with anything:
make > /home/user/make.output
You can name the text file anything you'd like:
make > /home/user/toadstool
If you want. The naming convention really isn't important, however for ease of use on windows you might consider the extension .txt so:
make > /home/user/make.txt
Might be what you want to use so that Notepad or Wordpad can open it up easier.
FYI: /home/user is just an example, replace that with your current user's home directory, so if your user is named "pablo" then your home directory would most likely be:
/home/pablo
So use that instead of "/home/user" in my examples.

Cool
 
Old 05-27-2003, 03:24 PM   #120
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MasterC, Here are the results. For rpm -qa l grep gcc. gcc-3.2.2-5. grep-2.5.1-7

For rpm -qa l grep kernel. kernel-2.4.20-8. grep-2.5.1-7

For ls -la /usr/src

drwxr-xr-s 5 root root
drwxr-xr-x 15 root root
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root
0-8
drwxr-xr-x 7 root root
4096 May 26 19:19 .
4096 May26 18:39 ..
14 May 26 19:19 linux-2.4->linux-2.4.2

4096 May 26 19:18 linux-2.4.20-8
4096 May 26 19:17 redhat

Hope that helps.
 
  


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