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My problem is this: I tried to start an ADSL connection(PPPoE) on FC3. Used a whole bunch of tutorials and howto's and whatnots. Discovered in the end that FC3 isn't working well with my usb ports, since it can't connect with my modem. My usb mouse, if I unplug it, then plug it again, is no longer working/ being detected.
So, is any salvation for this newbie here? Any site I can go to and search for a solution?
I just went for tutorials on this problem, one of them asked me to search fo the usbcore.o, usb-uhci.o files. I suppose they're driver files, important to... hmmm, USB use? Damn it, shouldn't these be included from the get go, since USB is so common nowadays? Please help, I'm getting mighty disapointed with Linux, since it can't even read music cd's....
Your modem might not be supported, unfortunately. Support for USB modems of all kinds it somewhat lacking in Linux. What sort of modem is it?
The USB drivers are probably already loaded - have a look at the output form 'lsmod' as root.
Your mouse problem I don't know about - I'm still using a PS/2 effort. You can almost definitely get your mouse working again after you plug it in by killing and restarting X, but it's not exactly an ideal situation.
Your CD problem sounds like the audio lead isn't connected between the CDROM to the sound card. If you want to do digital playback without the audio lead, Xine can do this.
Whoa, really? Then, damn those tutorials I read were kinda inappropriate 4 me. Thx a lot for the tips. Learning Linux sures comes as a challenge, but having such a great community around it pays off. Once again thx!
One last question. The tutorial you suggested, like many others, make references to the file /etc/modules.conf. FC3 does not use this file, it doesn't exist, anywhere. Is there any equivalent to it? How I can solve this problem?
My mouse problem is already solved, as a matter of fact, it never existed. My usb ports seem to be working just fine. I guess I went paranoid and cofused things. I was also a bit frustrated so, mb I wasn't thinking that well.
ilikejam, got the hint man, I'll check the file later today and adapt accordingly, see if anything works out and report back. Hopefully using Firefox in FC3
Dummy-in-Linux, thx for the interest. I'm using a laptop from a national brand (Tsunami, in Portugal), 1.6Ghz Intel Centrino, and currently I don't have info on the motherboard. Later today I'll try ilikejam's useful tips and tell something. So far, FC3 doesn't present any problems, except not playing sound from music cd's (but they are being read), but that's a whole other issue I'll deal with.
If I can get this working, then I'll post a howto, hopefuly giving something back to the community.
I have just done a complete install of Fedora 3, previously I was using Fedora 2, I opted for the full install as I didn't have much critical information and so decided this was easier, plus I had strayed far from the standard Fedora packages.
My problem is with syncing my sony clie. With all previous distros I used device
/dev/ttyUSB0 or /dev/ttyUSB1
and it has always worked, with FC3 these don't exist, does anyone know what device I use to communicate through the USB port with?
That depends. I believe FC3 uses devfs. If this is the case then /dev/ttyUSB1 is a symbolic link to /dev/tts/usb/1 or something like that, which doesn't exist until the device is plugged in and recognized by the kernel. This poses the problem that when you plug the device in it will probably have very restrictive permissions (root only), meaning that as a user you won't be able to sync to and from it. You have to find a way to change the permissions so regular users can acces the dev file, at least the symbolic link. As soon as you plug in the device (assuming devfs is in use) you have to change the permissions on both the device and the symbolic link. Hope this helps.