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Old 07-31-2003, 06:01 AM   #1
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RedHat 9: Modem, Soundcard, fstab questions


Well, not only is this my first time here in the forum but I am also relatively new to installing and using Linux privately. I used to work with RedHat 6.something two years ago but never really had to install it.

So, I have it up and running now (which went rather smoothly) but I still have to get all the features I nees set up.

1) Linux tells me that it can't find (or recognize ... not sure right now) my soundcard which is a pretty old Soundblaster 16 ISA. So how do I fix that?

2) I get my (external) Modem to dial up but then it hangs right up again. Does it need some Script or such?

3) I mounted three of my Win98 partitions yesterday while logged in as root. I edited the fstab file to achieve that. Will Linux remember that and automatically re-mount those partitions once I start my PC back up or are there still some more configurations I have to do for that? If so ... which?


Thanks

Pal

 
Old 07-31-2003, 07:18 AM   #2
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see the man page of fstab or this link: http://nodevice.com/sections/ManIndex/man0411.html
 
Old 07-31-2003, 08:01 AM   #3
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Hi pal_o_matic

If you've edited your /etc/fstab correctly, that will be sufficient to have your distribution automatically mount those partitions on boot up.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 08:25 AM   #4
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Re: RedHat 9: Modem, Soundcard, fstab questions

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1) dunno
2) I get my (external) Modem to dial up but then it hangs right up again. Does it need some Script or such?
3) already answered
So 2): How do you do that? I mean I use KDE, and during install everything was taken care of, I just click on the icon to get a connection. Do you use wvdial? You need someplace to store the initialization strings (AT Z etc.), phone number, password of your provider etc. ... ?
 
Old 07-31-2003, 09:01 AM   #5
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Re: Re: RedHat 9: Modem, Soundcard, fstab questions

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So 2): How do you do that? I mean I use KDE, and during install everything was taken care of, I just click on the icon to get a connection. Do you use wvdial? You need someplace to store the initialization strings (AT Z etc.), phone number, password of your provider etc. ... ?
It seemed to go rather well automatically. The modem dials (very audibly) and after the usual squeaks and screams and scratches kppp exits with error code 16 which - according to the manpage - means that the modem just hung up.
I think I read that I can provide kppp with a script which tells when to expect or send what in order to connect properly but I have no idea how or what it is supposed to look like.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 09:17 AM   #6
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In which way exactly do you start the modem dialing?
 
Old 07-31-2003, 09:21 AM   #7
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Using the kppp interface provided. To describe it in more detail I'd have to be sitting right in front of it ...
 
Old 07-31-2003, 09:24 AM   #8
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Provided by what? Come on man, gimme some info: Console? GUI? Which one? What do you type / click on?
 
Old 07-31-2003, 09:31 AM   #9
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GUI under KDE if I'm not mistaken.

OK, let me try to remember what I did last night:
- Clicked the little red hat to open up that start up menu kinda thingywhatchamacallit
- clicked on the program group for internet
- clicked the group for more internet apps (though I am not certain about this one)
- clicked kppp

- up came the kppp interface, using the settings button I was able to fiddle with some settings and have my modem checked
- I entered the number for the service provider (freenet call by call it was btw ... works under windows)
- closed the settings screen
- chose freenet as the ISP and hit dial

... you know the rest ...

(damn my language ... been reading too much Penny Arcade lately)
 
Old 07-31-2003, 09:41 AM   #10
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...(damn my language ... been reading too much Penny Arcade lately)
Woke you up, did it? But here ends the fun, since I have no experience with Red Hat.

Two ideas. First (silly): Did you double check your password? You know, sh*t happens ... Second, as a workaround, go to a console and type man wvdial and find out how to set up it's parameters (it is a little program to start your connection from console). After you have established a connection any application can take it over, e.g. a browser .
 
  


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