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Old 07-03-2003, 02:57 AM   #16
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No Problem, always enjoy helping where I can
 
Old 07-03-2003, 01:42 PM   #17
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Eek!

Quick further question... found my kernel (2.4.20_8), but the list I spoke of for dling the rpm files offers

2.4.20_8-8.26a9-1.i386.rpm
2.4.20_8-8.26a9-1.i486.rpm
2.4.20_8-8.26a9-1.i586.rpm
2.4.20_8-8.26a9-1.i686.rpm

What does the last bit pertain to?
 
Old 07-03-2003, 01:52 PM   #18
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What class of PC are you using,

Safest bet 2.4.20_8-8.26a9-1.i386.rpm will work on all PCs
Pentium III, IV,Celeron 2.4.20_8-8.26a9-1.i686.

For instance i686 can run any of the other versions i586, i486, 1386.
An i586 can run i486,i386. Hope this clears it up some.

This last bit is just depending what your kernel would have been set-up for the i386 will work, the higher levels are just for faster PCs.

To be sure which one matches press Ctrl-Alt-F2 this will drop you to a Console and if you read along the top you should see which one matches your kernel for instance when I do this I get 2.4.20-18.9acpi on an i686 my kernel was compiled for an i686. Then once you get the information you will press Ctrl-Alt-F7 which will take you back to your GUI.

Hope this Helps

Last edited by JayCnrs; 07-03-2003 at 01:54 PM.
 
Old 07-03-2003, 02:39 PM   #19
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O.K., got that..... I'm i686.

So I rclick on desktop, choose floppy, which puts a link on the desktop. Click that, opens a window with contents of floppy. Click the correct rpm files to suit and it does it's thing.

So now, I try to configure a modem connection from 'Network' and it still won't 'see' the modem (is it even supposed to?). I can manually enter the info for a generic modem type, but there are several dropdowns with info that I am unsure of.

Got my damned book today too... lots of help so far, but not for this unfortunately. Sorry friend.

Still
 
Old 07-03-2003, 03:25 PM   #20
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Yeeehaaa!

Sorted! Found me (yet) another useful webage explaining how I had to configure the device in kPPP and with a little more jiggery-pokery I now send this via my shiny new RH9 OS.

How chuffed am I

Thanks again to all who have been able to help me with this prob. Fantastic community.

 
Old 07-03-2003, 03:38 PM   #21
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Congrats and welcome to Linux - never a dull moment and always a blast!!

I wish you best of luck as you continue!!

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