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Old 09-23-2004, 08:22 PM   #1
RpgActioN
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Usb connection...


I see no place to configure my USB... I connect to my router through the usb port, and it requires drivers from a cd... Can linux even read the drivers? Am I just screwed?


Ah, it's probably the wrong forum, I've no idea how much the dists differ, but can somebody tell me why I can't set the folder I mounted to get my Windows partition as accessible to all users when I'm on root? It says I don't have authority... But isn't root the admin?... And how do I change GUIs? I don't like KDE much...

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Old 09-23-2004, 09:41 PM   #2
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How are you trying to set the access to your Windows partition? If you're trying to do it with chmod when it's mounted, that's probably the issue. You need to add a mount option to your /etc/fstab for the windows partition that says umask=000 (to allow absolutely everyone to access it - if you only want the owner and group to have access, use umask=007).

Changing GUIs depends on how you get into your system now - do you use xdm (or kdm or something) or do you launch the GUI with 'startx' or 'xinit'?

Sorry, I have no idea about your USB router, but you will need to say what kind of router it is to get any help at all...
 
Old 09-24-2004, 04:13 PM   #3
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I have to type startx


I have a 2wire homeportal. You can either use an ethernet cable or a USB cable to connect to it, and I use USB.
 
Old 09-24-2004, 04:58 PM   #4
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linux can not use windows drivers. Your easiest solution would be to use ethernet. Does your PC have a network card?
 
  


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