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Old 11-12-2006, 01:02 AM   #1
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Using a D-Link adsl modem Ubuntu can't find it


I am running Windows ME &Ubuntu 6.06.Under Windows modem works fine ,then I run Ubuntu which can't find modem it unhooks the modem in Windows.

HELP

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Old 11-12-2006, 03:35 AM   #2
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Is this a modem/router with an ethernet connection? Please can you give details about the connnection i.e. are you tyring a usb or ethernet connection and details of what you have tried.
 
Old 11-13-2006, 03:37 AM   #3
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Thanks for the pm with the details. For the sake of others using the forum to problem solve I prefer to respond here.
Since you are using the ethernet connection you need to configure Ubuntu so that it is on the same ip range as the modem/router. There are 2 ways to do this. Usually these routers have a dhcp server on them. So the simplest way is to edit /etc/network/interfaces as root and add the lines;

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

If there are any lines similar to this referring to eth0 then add # at the beginning (rem)
Now restart networking by using a consol as root and doing;
/etc/init.d/networking restart (or start)
you should see line telling you that the system is picking up a lease from the router.
The alternative method is to assign a static address to eth0. If the router uses an address like 192.168.1.1 then again edit /etc/network/interfaces and add the lines;

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
address 192.168.1.2
netmask 255.255.255.0
gateway 192.168.1.1

Again restart networking.

If you have problems let us know. Networking with Linux is much easier and more reliable then anything ME can do.
 
Old 11-21-2006, 01:39 AM   #4
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I would like to thank Tiger OC for his help in the past, but I now have a neweer problem!!!!!
I have installed UBUNTU 6.06 on a P11/400 which works fine if a little slow, but for a newbie,that works.I am using grub as boot agent for two h/ds,hd1 Win/ME.hd2 UBUNTU. I am having problems with a D-Link ADSL modem hooked via ethernet card.UBUNTU seems to find it OK, but when I start Firefox nothing happens???

I tried setting it up via networking but I am at a loss as to what it all means???

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Old 11-21-2006, 03:03 AM   #5
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You need to setup the DNS in /etc/resolv.conf . Since most modem/routers keep a DNS cache list the router first and then list the DNS addresses your isp has given you (or look up the addresses the router has discovered which you will probably find in the log file) ;
nameserver 192.168.1.1 ( fake router address )
nameserver xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (isp primary dns)
nameserver xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (isp secondary dns)

restart networking as described above and your problem will probably be solved.
 
Old 11-24-2006, 02:16 AM   #6
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Thanks and new question

Quote:
Originally Posted by TigerOC
You need to setup the DNS in /etc/resolv.conf . Since most modem/routers keep a DNS cache list the router first and then list the DNS addresses your isp has given you (or look up the addresses the router has discovered which you will probably find in the log file) ;
nameserver 192.168.1.1 ( fake router address )
nameserver xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (isp primary dns)
nameserver xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (isp secondary dns)

restart networking as described above and your problem will probably be solved.


Once again thanks to Tiger OC
I have fixed my internet prob. I am now using Konquerer and it works at dazzling speedcompared to IE6. I found that Firefox would not load pages and would freeze @ about 90%,but as I said all's fine now!!!!!
My new prob. is loading Scribus which appears to be on system but not loaded.Can you guide an old fool like me.
thanks
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Old 11-24-2006, 03:05 AM   #7
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Pleasure to help. Konqueror is very light weight so will be very fast.
Can you describe what problem you are having with scribus. Are you getting any errors?
I am probably as old or older than yourself As with any os Linux is just different and takes a while to get used but is a wonderful os. Once you are more confident I suggest trying pure Debian and you will have more control over your system.
 
Old 11-25-2006, 12:34 AM   #8
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Thanks for the quick reply.I found Scribus via the Add & Remove.I tried to install from Add & Remove and it tells me there are 5 files, but during the install it sticks at about 60% and does nothing further. I also had a look on the net but was unsure as it said it was currently unstable. I just cannot work out why it sticks if I have on file on my machine.
Sorry to be such a pest but I am trying to get away from Bill Gates (he has got enough dough already without anymore from me)

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Old 11-25-2006, 02:52 AM   #9
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Try using the command line for apt (as root) as it will probably throw up the error;

apt-get install scribus

Last edited by TigerOC; 11-25-2006 at 04:00 PM.
 
Old 11-25-2006, 06:47 AM   #10
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Hi Tiger OC
its your pest again.I went to Applications,terminal

And this is verbatim what it displayed!!!

john-john desktop $ apt-get install scribus
(then I woke up I was not in root)
john-john desktop $ su
E:could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock-open(13 permission denied)

E:unable to lock the administration directory(/var/lib/dpkg/)are you root

john@john-desktop:~$ su
password: ******
su: authentcation failure
sorry

so the question is whats the root password for Kubuntu????

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Old 11-25-2006, 08:27 AM   #11
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kubuntu uses sudo like this:

john@john-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install scribus

It will ask for the password, this is your password. Then it will execute the command.

HTH
 
Old 12-06-2006, 10:07 PM   #12
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still in trouble

Quote:
Originally Posted by TigerOC
You need to setup the DNS in /etc/resolv.conf . Since most modem/routers keep a DNS cache list the router first and then list the DNS addresses your isp has given you (or look up the addresses the router has discovered which you will probably find in the log file) ;
nameserver 192.168.1.1 ( fake router address )
nameserver xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (isp primary dns)
nameserver xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (isp secondary dns)

restart networking as described above and your problem will probably be solved.

Hi all
I am still in trouble
 
Old 12-06-2006, 10:24 PM   #13
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Hi all
I am still in trouble.I have tried to load Scribus from a download which I have decompressed to desktop and used the "sudo apt-get etc." but to no avail.I have taken a screenshot of "terminal"but there does not seem to be anywere to make an attachment in this system to show you.I have also installed my Brother printer and it appears to work to the point of receiving data then it stops.I have downloaded the latest drivers from Brother and followed their instructions,but it dont work. Any suggestions short of going back to Mr. Gates would appreciated.

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Old 12-07-2006, 04:38 AM   #14
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Quote:
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Hi all I am still in trouble.I have tried to load Scribus from a download which I have decompressed to desktop and used the "sudo apt-get etc." but to no avail.I have taken a screenshot of "terminal"but there does not seem to be anywere to make an attachment in this system to show you.
Sounds like you have downloaded the generic source tarball? What happened to the debian package? Ideally you need to copy and paste the error you are getting from the debian package install into a post here so we can examine the error. Re not being able to use a link - its because you haven't made enough posts.

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I have also installed my Brother printer and it appears to work to the point of receiving data then it stops.I have downloaded the latest drivers from Brother and followed their instructions,but it dont work. Any suggestions short of going back to Mr. Gates would appreciated. silver 66
Best to use cupsys (CUPS) to manage your printer as most of the common printer drivers are available. I think the package to install is called cupsys. Thereafter you use a browser to install and manage printers using the following address in the address bar; http://localhost:631

Last edited by TigerOC; 12-07-2006 at 04:40 AM.
 
Old 12-17-2006, 12:27 AM   #15
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Hi Al
I feel like a fool (may be I am too used to windows)but I am still having probs.Firefox will not work on my machine so I am using Konquerer which works fine,but all downloads and updates insist on using Firefox that wont respond.My system is a P11 400 with 262mb.memoryrunning with grub boot agent.H/D 1 is 4.3 gig carrying Windows H/D 2 is 33 gig. carrying Kubuntu 6.06 downloaded from LXF mag.
I also have a disk from Ubuntu(cannonical)that has a fault in Grub boot loader saying error 17 which means nothing to me???

any help would be appreciated

Silver 66
 
  


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