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Old 05-30-2004, 02:54 PM   #16
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Do you use a modem, ADSL or cable or what?
 
Old 05-30-2004, 08:19 PM   #17
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It works!!!!
Great!

Now that your into KDE, go to the Mandrake Control Center and set up the net from there. There's wizards to take you through. If you need any help, like proudclod said, you'll have to give more infomation.
 
Old 05-31-2004, 01:00 AM   #18
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you would want to run mozilla from mandrake.... if that still doesn't work let us know
 
Old 05-31-2004, 05:14 PM   #19
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I have botched all my beginnigs.

Now I realy need some help
Linux worked but then I had problems with windows. I reinstalled windows and then I wasnt able to start Linux afterwards (because I didnt create a reboot disc or something). So I reinstalled Linux also. And then some faults appeared:

Could not read networkconnetction list //.DCOPserver_localhost_0


No write access to $HOME directory (/)


Its a pitty. HELP
 
Old 05-31-2004, 07:40 PM   #20
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OK, so you have /home on a different partition right?
And when you reinstalled you didn't reformat it?
Can you log into KDE as root?

If the answer is yes to all three, go to the /home directory and delete the /dodo folder (or whatever your username is). Logout and log back in as user.
 
Old 06-01-2004, 07:56 AM   #21
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Three times yes.
I was able to remedy the deficiencies.
But- it seems strange- I am not able anymore to get a picture- the state like then I asked for help by writing my first post.
(Maybe it is because Linux dont knows my Monitor. In the setup-tutorial there is no SONY CPD/ E215 E. )
Thank you.
 
Old 06-01-2004, 08:34 AM   #22
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I did it. No problems anymore.
I can go on now
Thank you all for your important help.
 
Old 06-01-2004, 09:49 AM   #23
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Ok, So I'm presuming that your system is now ok ?

If so, then how do you connect to the internet ?

regards

John
 
Old 06-01-2004, 10:13 AM   #24
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Dear bigjohn

The system seems to be alright. Except that: If I start Linux I can see how it starts up and what it starts up. One command is :
Bringing up interface eth0 fail

I guess that has something to do because I am not connected to the internet yet.
What I did to access connection:

System
Configuration
Configure your Computer
Network/Internet
I choose: New connection
I choose: Cable connection
I choose: Net Device: eth0:3Com Corporation|3c900 [Boomerang]
And then I have to choose then Network/main driver. Please also give me an advice which I should take.

Thank you.
 
Old 06-02-2004, 02:46 AM   #25
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Well, that's a bit of a nuisance, my connection is an ADSL one. Ive never had a cable modem/system.

It's a bit difficult for me to explain, because lot's of it is command line based stuff, but you could have a look at this thread from the mandrake users forum's.

It sound similar to what you are trying to do (well, the thread is about cable connections and sharing, so I presume that you could ignore the bit about sharing).

The bit's that I noticed that i've seen other ???'s about with cable modem's is the bit about DHCP, as I understand that most cable services use dynamic IP address's.

Shorewall is also mentioned. That's the mandrake default firewall. I never managed to get it working when I used a USB modem (and for some other reasons that I won't bore you with I actually changed over to a modem/router, which is also a hardware firewall). But if you installed that, you may have to turn it off, and work out the config for it later.

There's also checking whether you've actually got a connection that's blocked, you'd have to open a terminal (probably a tv screen type icon in the taskbar), then type su and enter that, then it should prompt you for your root password, which you enter, then when the prompt has changed, type ifconfig and see what the output is. There should probably be 2 blocks of info, one for eth0 and one for lo.

Oh, and having just looked at the linked thread, you may (or not, as the case may be) find it easier to do any changes in graphical mode, as root. If you don't see the root account offer, when you log in, if it was me, I'd just start kde as user, then go to the kde control centre (kde, not the mandrake one), then system, then login manager, then with that window open, hit the "administrator mode" at the bottom, put in the root password, then find the tab that gives you the account info, and make sure that root is unchecked, so it's not a hidden account.

Another place to look, is the mandrake forum here at LQ (under distro's). Or there's always the "old standby" at http://www.google.com/linux.

Hopefully that should give you some stuff to look into, sorry I can't be of more help, as I say, i've never used a cable modem.

Also, if my reply sound's patronising, then sorry, it's not meant to, I've just tried to put it in a similar way, to how I would have understood it, when I first started using linux.


Regards

John
 
Old 06-04-2004, 10:25 AM   #26
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It works.
eth0 didnt work. I fixed it and now I am in the internet with Linux. I am very happy and I thank you very much.
dodo1983
 
Old 06-04-2004, 02:53 PM   #27
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Da nada senor.

And good on ya!

regards

John
 
  


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