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Old 12-26-2002, 08:14 PM   #1
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newb with usb questions

I currently have a SURFboard Cable Modem which is connected using USB. I have COMPAQ ipaq pocket pc attached using USB. also got a wireless mouse attached using USB and a keyboard attached using USB.

How would I go about setting all these up to work in RedHat 8.0... It does not self detect all these devices... I cant even use my keyboard ! heh i had to connect another one using PS/2 connection... as far as my cable modem ... would I have to connect this to ethernet to make this work or is there a way to make it work using USB... and the same with my handheld and mouse...

Old 12-27-2002, 05:43 AM   #2
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AFAIK you should be able to get keyboard and mouse running. The modem might be more of a problem. Have you tried searching on Google?
Old 12-27-2002, 05:51 AM   #3
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There are a number of posts about cable modems and usb/ethernet on this forum - you won't get the modem working via USB, you're best bet is to install an ethernet card and then use that. This will of course leave you with a free USB port on your modem and you could then use that for a Windows pc (if you have one).

Keyboard and mouse should be detected - I have an MS Intellimouse Explorer connected via USB and both RH8 and Mandrake 9 detected and installed them correctly.


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