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Old 02-07-2005, 05:43 AM   #1
Mantafreak
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Total linux noob here!!!


Right-o guys.... Firstly Hello!... I'm Just starting to learn C++ and thought i'd give linux a try to se what it's like... very impressed from what i've seen... using Fedora core 3...

The only problem is that I can't acess the internet as I've got and Alcatel USB modem... I've got the drivers but i can't instal ppp as it's too big to fit on a floppy disc.... and for some reason i can't mount either of my CD drives.... I've been told that my current LG CD-RW should use the generic-mmc driver..... Just wondering if it comes in with the installation or whether you need to download it from somewhere?.... I Just want to get the internet and general drives working for the moment... before i start hacking up my kernal!!

Cheers peeps!

Steve
 
Old 02-07-2005, 05:57 AM   #2
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ok, how are you trying to mount them? From the icons on the desktop? Or by the console?
 
Old 02-07-2005, 06:14 AM   #3
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Hello!
I have used FC3 in the past with an Alcatel Speedtouch like yours. To get it running, got to:
http://speedtouchconf.sourceforge.net/
Just download and unTar the archive, and make sure you read the instructions. If you have the alacatel.sys file from Windows already then you're laughing. Otherwise, you'll have to get a hold of the microcode via the method in the docs for the Speedtouch Configure script.

It just works once you get a hold of the microcode. No fuss, no muss.
 
Old 02-07-2005, 06:21 AM   #4
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It is possible to split files into 1440k sized parts on one computer, transfer them with a floppy, and catenate them back together on the linux machine with the "cat" command. Like so:
Code:
cat part1 part2 part3 ... partN > whole_file
Getting the cdrom working would be easier of course. I don't use Fedora, but maybe posting the /etc/fstab file would help. In the mean time, have you tried opening a terminal, typing "su" and then root password, and then "mount /mnt/cdrom" (substitute "/mnt/cdrom" for whatever your mountpoint is called, you can see in the /mnt directory or in the /etc/fstab file).
Hope that helps.
 
Old 02-07-2005, 02:36 PM   #5
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Originally posted by JunctaJuvant
It is possible to split files into 1440k sized parts on one computer, transfer them with a floppy, and catenate them back together on the linux machine with the "cat" command. Like so:
Code:
cat part1 part2 part3 ... partN > whole_file
Getting the cdrom working would be easier of course. I don't use Fedora, but maybe posting the /etc/fstab file would help. In the mean time, have you tried opening a terminal, typing "su" and then root password, and then "mount /mnt/cdrom" (substitute "/mnt/cdrom" for whatever your mountpoint is called, you can see in the /mnt directory or in the /etc/fstab file).
Hope that helps.
You can also "tar" a multi diskette tar file using the "-M" switch. Example:
Code:
tar cvzMf /dev/fd0 *
Tar will prompt you when to switch diskettes.
 
Old 02-07-2005, 07:38 PM   #6
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ok.... i'll be honest and just come out and asy that all of that went over my head.... managed to get the cd drive working... not sure how or why... but now I've realised that i have no idea how to do anything in linux... it's all a bit gibberish.... think i need to get a book or something!!
 
Old 02-08-2005, 05:11 AM   #7
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Take a look here and here. These should give you a good start.
 
  


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