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Old 06-09-2003, 07:17 PM   #1
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LAN Drivers


I have just entered the world of Linux, and I need to install my linux lan driver on my pc. the mother board is a asus p4pe with a built in Broadcom 440x lan card. THe linux drivers are on a DOS CD ROm.

Paradox How do I install teh drivers? I cant email them
Can the software read a dos disc? or do I format a floppy?

How does one do this..

I am a total virgin with this software.

I am willing to spend the Dine for a phone call if anyone can help me.

I am using Redhat 9
 
Old 06-09-2003, 07:27 PM   #2
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Oh forgot my email is Ronald_byram@bigfoot.com
 
Old 06-09-2003, 07:28 PM   #3
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The driver is probably already there in the form of a loadable module for the kernel.

You probably just need to confugure your network.

Ethernet Information HOWTO

# Redhat links
RedHat Linux Manuals
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
RedHat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Redhat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Redhat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
redhat-config-soundcard
Configure X server:
redhat-config-xfree86
Configure network:
redhat-config-network

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Old 06-09-2003, 07:40 PM   #4
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THey may be true but I have no idea what or where to look
if you are fimular and willing I can call to work thru the problem..
 
Old 06-09-2003, 08:09 PM   #5
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How to ask questions about Linux

A good start would be the links I posted.
 
Old 06-10-2003, 10:58 AM   #6
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No Help

Hey excuse me for saying this. as I dont read doc's or have access to them.

Is there a STEP by STEP guide for Linux Virgins to lean this stuff?

How do I get a RPM? what ever that is into my system when I dont have internet or email?

Can I save a file to a dos floppy and have Linux read it?

How do I enter some sort of install command?

I know know why Gates sits back and Laughs..

Sorry for Venting..

If anyone can help me Please!!!!
 
Old 06-10-2003, 11:14 AM   #7
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Hey excuse me for saying this. as I dont read doc's or have access to them
That is obviously false. You have to have the ability to get on the internet and read this bbs, therefore you can click on a link and read some documentation.

These are downloadable as well.
Linux Newbie Administrator Guide
Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition

LNAG - Accessing my drives

Rute - Device Mounting

Do you dual boot? If so, you can access files from your windows partition in Linux

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Old 06-10-2003, 11:26 AM   #8
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Re: No Help

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Originally posted by RonByram
How do I get a RPM? what ever that is into my system when I dont have internet or email?
Perhaps you could download with Windows and copy over to Linux? Another alternative: Configure your nic
Rute - Introduction to IP (Internet Protocol)
LNAG - Networking
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How do I enter some sort of install command?
# Guides to software and installation
LNAG - How do I install a program I downloaded from the Internet?
Rute Guide's software explanation

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Old 06-10-2003, 11:33 AM   #9
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Hey guys bare with me.. this is ALL New the docs make no since.. Im in a graphic mode I have no clue to what Im doing. or how to access the text. Does anyone have the time to walk me thru this?
 
Old 06-10-2003, 11:36 AM   #10
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How do I copy to linux? where do I put it?
Floppy? I have a driver on CD rom How do I find the drive.

My Kindowm for a traning class
 
Old 06-10-2003, 11:37 AM   #11
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Perhaps there is a Local User's Group nearby and you could get some face time help.
 
Old 06-10-2003, 11:40 AM   #12
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How do I copy to linux? where do I put it?
Floppy? I have a driver on CD rom How do I find the drive.

My Kindowm for a traning class
From the LNAG Drive section I previously posted:
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4.2.3 How to mount a floppy, zip drive, DOS/Windows partition, or a network drive?
Very much the same as CDROM--see the previous answer if you did not read it.
Floppy. I can mount my floppy (as root) with:
mount -t auto /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
Again, make sure that the directory /mnt/floppy exists and is empty. Also, /mnt/floppy/ cannot be your current directory.
After a successful mount, the files from the floppy appear in the directory /mnt/floppy/ . All the users will be able to read the files, but only root will be able to modify/delete the files. Please read further if you wanted the users to be able to write to the floppy.
To unmount a floppy (you *must* do this before ejecting the disk!) use:
umount /mnt/floppy
If you cannot unmount because "the device is busy", perhaps the /mnt/floppy/ directory is your current directory. Exit it by typing (for example):
cd
which will change your current directory to your home directory.
 
Old 06-10-2003, 11:41 AM   #13
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Angry

Oh well Back to XP..
 
Old 06-10-2003, 11:45 AM   #14
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Hey guys bare with me.. this is ALL New the docs make no since.. Im in a graphic mode I have no clue to what Im doing. or how to access the text. Does anyone have the time to walk me thru this?
1. Find an icon that looks like a TV and click on it.
2. Right click on the desktop and select New Terminal
3. Explore your menus and look for any item with terminal in it's name.

# System administration
The best ways I have found to administer my computer is with basic bash commands in a virtual terminal or an xterminal, or with another powerful shell, the well kept secret of mc (Midnight Commander), with a file manager, editor, and lots more handy tools.

If you use the gui log in, you will be on virtual terminal 1 (most installs default to 6 of these terminals) and your x session will be running in virtual terminal 7.

You have mouse support in the command line with gpm unless it has been disabled, so copy and paste is just as easy in virtual terminals as it is in x.

From a virtual terminal, you can switch from one terminal to another by holding down the alt key and pressing one of the function keys F1 - F6. If you are in x, hold down the control key as well as the alt and F<N> key and you will go that terminal. The terminal that was first used to login will be busy and if x was run from that terminal, the error messages generated by x will be shown. The others will display the login prompt until it is used to log in to an account. To return to x from a virtual terminal, press alt and F7 and you are back to your x session.

To change to the root account, use these commands from your user account. Note the change in the prompt.
Code:
[phil@uilleann phil]$ su -
Password: 
[root@uilleann root]#
Remember, whatever you command in root (it's the "god" mode. You can bless or destroy at your whim) usually gets done if enough system is left to carry out the command. Sit on your hands and read at least 3 times before pressing the enter key when in root.

Type
Code:
mc
and press return and the Midnight Commander shell should run. Type control-o and you are in bash. Type control-o and you are in mc.
Code:
man mc
info mc
will give lots of info. You can use Midnight Commander in either user or root accounts.

You can do the normal linux copy/paste with the mouse from one virtual terminal to another by left clicking and swiping text in one, alt-FN to switch to the virtual terminal you wish to paste into, and middle click will paste the text that was swiped in the first virtual terminal into the file at the blinking cursor position.

To surf the internet from the command line, I recommend installing links as it displays most pages reasonably. Also, you can use it to post your questions about Linux here using it. Remember to refresh the posting page after login.

There should be no fear of the command line as it is actually easier to use than the gui. All that is necessary is to know the commands.

If you have zgv installed, you can even view images from the console command line.
 
Old 06-10-2003, 11:47 AM   #15
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Oh well Back to XP..
See you in a week or two.

# How do I uninstall Linux completely and keep/use Windows only?
How to Remove Linux and Install Windows 2000
How to Remove Linux and Install Windows XP
You can remove lilo from the mbr with
/sbin/lilo -u
You can remove grub or lilo from the mbr by booting with a Windows 98 boot floppy (at the prompt, type fdisk /mbr), or by using the Windows XP Recovery Console or the Windows 2000 Recovery Console
 
  


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