2.6 kernal problems, No modem Driver. Linux running slowly.
O.K. My intel modem doesnt seem to have a driver for the lastest kernal 2.6 so ive got the old 2.4 running but now there is anthor problem. here's what i do and what happends.
Log in as root
cd the folder with files
O.K. all go's well untill make 536 error message bla bla bla etc etc not a surrported kernal version please install etc etc, so i made it all read & write it didnt help, so if anyone out there knows what to do coze they had same problem please help.:newbie: :Pengy: O.K. there is something else not running right i frist found out when going though all my apps to make sure there all running, there all o.k. not perfect but good enough but the i got to tuxracer its running like ive got 100mhz, and im running 2200+ amd 128mb radeon 9200, 512 ddr ram, what more do i need to run a simple little game like tuxracer thought windows i have not found a game i cant run other the dos ones.:newbie: :Pengy:
I was also wanting to really learn linux and though maybe you could help me with something, once ive got the basics under control should i try a linux system like slackware Imtalking couple of mouth, im running mandrake 10 and finding it abit windows like you know what i mean its good for start out on.
anyway if anyone can help it would be much liked.
THANK YOU. FOR READING.
ATI have released drivers for your card, please go to this link and download the .rpm for 4.3.0 ok (its the one at the bottom)
then install the rpm like so:
cd into the directory where you've placed it
su as root
then rpm -i fglrx-4.3.0-3.7.6.i386.rpm
then logout and login again and voila (or reboot)
why do so so so many people from so many different countries manage to spell it "kernal"??? i really don't understand... :)
Install your modem like so:
star->system->configuration->configure your computer->(type in root passwd)->Network & Internet->New connection_> do what it says.
When finished with that,
I had to put my modem on ttyS4, as it will not work on any other port. Find this in the documentation that comes with the modem, or on manufaturers's website.
When you find a port that works, do in Konsol:
(your root passwd)
ln -s ttyS(whatever number you have found for the modem port) modem
star->internet-> remote access->kppp-> and make sure the same modem port is selected.
This works for both my hardware modems. If you have a software modem try google for advice.
For the NVIDIA driver to make tuxracer work right, do (after downloading the latest driver (5336 as i write) opern konsol
log in (root)
and make choices with left/right arrows and enter until it compiles itself to fit the kernel.
(scroll 'til you get to drivers "nv")
change "nv" to "nvidia"
write :wq (the colon is needed here)
exit (to get out of root)
I might have forgotten something, but this will get you in the right direction, and there are instructions on the nvidia website.
WilliamS can you read? he has a frikkin ATI Radeon 9200 not an nVidia card
I too share the common problem with the whole "runs like crap even though i have a decent computer". I run an AMD 1.1 something with 128 mb ram. It's not much, and I anticipated it would run quite slowly. But, it took over 2 hours to install MDK 10 and took about 20 minutes for the first boot after install. after that, it took about 15 minutes to boot.
Then something miraculous happened. I screwed my computer up beyond a simple fix. I was posed at either getting my "Linux Guru" to look at what i screwed up, or reinstall mandrake altogether. I chose the latter. Since I had played around with linux a good couple of weeks prior to that, I figured out what kinds of programs I wanted on linux. Since its my home computer and I don't have a printer, do I have any use for KOffice? no. Since most of the games that ship with MDK 10 are kinda lame, do I have use for them? no. I continued down the list, and eventually ended up with a list of a few programs I liked, and the ones I didn't like. Then I reinstalled linux, un-checking the boxes beside what I deemed "useless programs". My computer now boots up in under 2 mins, and install took less than 30 mins :D
Linux: Because rebooting is for adding hardware
Solaris: Because you don't need to reboot to add hardware
Windows: Because rebooting is for adding hardware, adding software, regularly scheduled downtime, and should also be done on a daily basis to keep the machine running.
You don't have to restart after the nvidia kernel module install... exit from vi, type modprobe nvidia, init 5. If the X doesn't start, do a manual attempt and type /etc/init.d/dm restart...
In general, when I had to install a driver, I only had to modprobe it to get it working... The restarting habbit is something winblowze got us used to... If you get your ATI driver and the X doesn't start, try modprobing it into the kernel... (I have a GForce, so i don't know the name of the ATI kernel module :D). This goes double for the modem driver,
As I heard, it's not a very good ideea to insert a 2.4 driver in a 2.6 kernel. The perfect example is nVidia, that released a diver package (5336) with support for the 2.6 kernel.
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