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Old 03-28-2005, 02:41 PM   #16
InterestingDave
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Quote:
Originally posted by Orkie
Finally, you reveal that you are attempting to install a printer driver . Pop over to www.linuxprinting.org and have a look around there.
Cheers Orkie, my main moan is about my Sagem modem though. The printer thing is just a side issue, I am still here using XP and I feel dirty and cheap.
 
Old 03-28-2005, 03:01 PM   #17
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Have a look on www.google.com/linux and see if it is a winmodem. If it is, then chances are, it wont work, but you never know.
 
Old 03-28-2005, 03:05 PM   #18
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do you have your kernel-source package installed for that kernel:

rpm -qa kernel-source

post the output of the command above.
 
Old 03-28-2005, 03:25 PM   #19
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You don't say which sagem modem it is but I found this thread on the fast 800 which I think is the one your are referring to and the howto maybe helpful to you;

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...04/12/3/202072

My personal opinion if you are new to Linux then it could well be a nightmare for you. Since you live in the UK there are some very cheap ethernet based modem/routers available and they are dead easy to get going. Believe it not quicker and easier than M$.
If you have a look at the following link and look at the 4 port modem routers from Origo and Trust you cannot get cheaper;

http://www.planetmicro.co.uk/results...Modems&sort=az

I have an Origo which is now a year old and works flawlessly and at the price if it lasts me 2 years I would happy to go and buy another.
Re the printer - Lexmark are just hopeless with Linux. Go down to your local Cash Converters as they always have cheap HP Deskjets available which work very well. This is a thing about Linux look for and support manfacturers who support you. i.e. find out what works with Linux and then go find the cheapest price.
 
Old 03-28-2005, 05:19 PM   #20
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Quote:
Originally posted by ksgill
1) Locate the file ending with .sh and make it executable like this:
chmod +x file_name.sh
2) execute it by:
sh file_name.sh
OR
./file_name.sh
You know you don't have to make a script executable if you're going to use sh filename.sh to run it?
 
Old 03-29-2005, 01:12 PM   #21
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do you have your kernel-source package installed for that kernel:

rpm -qa kernel-source

post the output of the command above.
I gave up yesterday after all of those hours of trying, but this is the problem. How do I go about either installing the kernel-source package or finding out where it is (assuming it is in the wrong location)?
 
Old 03-29-2005, 01:18 PM   #22
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Originally posted by Komakino
You know you don't have to make a script executable if you're going to use sh filename.sh to run it?
I didnt notice, thanks for pointing it out to me
 
Old 03-29-2005, 01:59 PM   #23
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Quote:
Originally posted by InterestingDave
I gave up yesterday after all of those hours of trying, but this is the problem. How do I go about either installing the kernel-source package or finding out where it is (assuming it is in the wrong location)?
It should be on your installation cds, but since it's suse personal edition it lacks a lot of developing tools like kernel headers and such, please correct me if i'm wrong.
However, if you find and install the kernel-source package that matches your kernel (by using YAST), it will create the appropiate folders where you need to copy the modem drivers.

Regards
 
Old 03-29-2005, 06:29 PM   #24
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Kernel source is usually installed to /usr/src/`uname -r` Just a FYI so you know where to look once it's installed

And just for the record, a lot of people have problems with RPM-based distrobutions like Suse, but it's a learning curve and if you stick with linux probably one you'll appreciate later on.
 
Old 04-13-2005, 08:16 PM   #25
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I feel like chiming in here:
regarding sound, you might find my ultra-shourt sound tutorial helpful: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=312948
at least it should get your mental model straight and tell you what to google for. also, if you use gstreamer, have a look at gstreamer-properties.

regarding running .exe-files:
whatever has been said about being a no-can-do applies to your situation, since it regards the kernel. However, for user-space programs, they can be emulated through wine (google for it, search the rpms for it, ...). It will not do the right thing for drivers (unless someone made a seriously bad call).

btw, 25 for a box is cheap
... unless it's just a cardboard box with a CD in it, in which case it's expensive: Ubuntu will give you CDs for free, including mailing it to you. That is: grand total = 0 (favorite currency); other distros (like debian) let you download CDs for free, or install by net (which, since you don't have net with your kernel) is not an option *now*.

Also, since net, sound and printer is the most difficult issue, I'd like to congratulate you on a pain-free install
I had trouble with both booting windows (when I still had it) and starting X.

regarding ease of installation for (user space) programs (especially), see http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...0&pagenumber=2
it really is easy, you just don't know it

I see you found your way to User CP -> Edit profile -> distro; perhaps you might want to include a little more info; something along the lines of "Suse Home 9.2 (kernel 2.6.4-52)"; since distro version number and kernel version number aren't tied together, you provide more info this way--it might be the crucial piece of the proverbial puzzle.

Oh, and welcome to LQ; I hope you get the help you need, and get many happy hours using GNU/Linux

hth --Jonas
 
  


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