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Old 08-25-2003, 09:14 PM   #1
yanos
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Question How to install a driver


Ok man. What makes me hangry now, is that I fall in love with Mandrake 9.1. I want to flush Windows out of my life now but I can't for 2 reasons: Windows is my job, and 2nd I can't install my ADSL modem driver. The system detect my PCI card as an Ethernet card. It's fine. But the real mess is that I can't install the driver! I'm not even sure if the driver is the right one. The drivers files indicates something for the 2.4.16 kernel and I'm using the 2.4.21. It is supposed to work? I tried the procedure provided with the driver but, man, it's a bit messy compared to Windows. Oups!! Can I say Windows here?

Any help would be appreciated.

THX All

Yanos!
 
Old 08-25-2003, 10:40 PM   #2
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What card do you have?

Type:
lspcidrake
Into a terminal and post up what you get in return. Alternatively, go into the Mandrake Control Center and configure your network from there, it will likely probe the correct "driver" (module) for your card and ask for the parameters necessary (such as DHCP if that's how you connect) and so on.

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Old 08-26-2003, 08:03 PM   #3
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I don't know where to find the required command?


[root@localhost /]#ispcidrake
bash: ispcidrake: command not found
[root@localhost /]#

YanoS
 
Old 08-26-2003, 09:48 PM   #4
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Not "i"spcidrake Type "l" as in little.
 
Old 08-26-2003, 10:38 PM   #5
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Here is the list:


[root@localhost root]# lspcidrake

agpgart : Intel Corporation|440BX/ZX - 82443BX/ZX<
Host bridge
unknown : Intel Corporation|440BX/ZX - 82443BX/ZX
AGP bridge
unknown : Intel Corporation|82371AB PIIX4
ISA
unknown : Intel Corporation|82371AB PIIX4
IDE
usb-uhci : Intel Corporation|82371AB PIIX4
USB
sonypi : Intel Corporation|82371AB PIIX4
ACPI - Bus Master IDE
Controller
unknown : Integrated Telecom Express Inc|RoadRunner 10 ADSL
PCI
bttv : Brooktree Corporation|Bt878
btaudio: Brooktree Corporation|Bt878

8139too : Realtek|RTL-8139
Hcf:www.linmodems.org: Rockwell International|HCF 56k V90 FaxModem
snd-ens1370 : Ensoniq|ES1370 [AudioPCI]

Card : NVIDIA GeForce2 DDR
(generic) : nVidia Corporation|NV11 Geforce2 MX/MX 400

unknown : Unknown|USB UHCI Root Hub [Hub|Root Hub]

unknown : Lexmark|Lexmark Z42 [Printer|Printer|Bidirectional]

Mouse :USB|Wheel : Logitech Inc.|Mouse [Human Interface Devices|Boot InterfaceSubclass|Mouse]

[root@localhost root]#

It's something like this.

THX
 
Old 08-27-2003, 12:45 PM   #6
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hmmm. just a question.. you mentioned that the OS recognizes your PCI NIC card but you want to install a driver for your modem? Why would you want to do that? As long as mdk recognizes your NIC card that's enough to get the modem and the 'puter talking to each other. ADSL modems don't run on drivers they just interpret data streams.. (?)

(If I'm totally off the wall here, forgive me)
 
Old 08-27-2003, 02:15 PM   #7
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No you'd be correct. Linux is recognizing his card, and I'm guessing it is actually correctly setting it up..

yanos:
As root type:
lsmod

And post up the results. It's likely you just need to go through the networking setup in the Mandrake control center, because I'm sure your 8139too card is recognized...

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Old 08-27-2003, 03:24 PM   #8
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If I reading it correctly, you have PCI modem and not ethernet card -connected to driver-less modem (best).

In that case, you have to find drivers for the modem or use get a new modem.
 
Old 08-27-2003, 06:03 PM   #9
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In the hardware menu in Control Center, I have 2 card detected. One as RTL-8139 which is my 10/100 network card and I have a RoadRunner 10 ADSL PCI which is my ADSL Nic card. Now, when I look in the right pane for more informations, for the 10/100 NIC the module indicates 8139too. When I look for the ADSL Nic, the module indicates unknown.

When I look into the Network & Internet where I can find the config of my NICs I only see the realtek card (8139too) as eth0. The other card isn't there.

I typed lsmod in root mode and I got that:



root@localhost root]# lsmod

Module Size Used by Not tainted

sg 35788 0 (autoclean)

ppp_synctty 8000 0 (unused)

ppp_async 9632 0 (unused)

ppp_generic 27168 0 [ppp_synctty ppp_async]

slhc 6668 0 [ppp_generic]

parport_pc 25320 1 (autoclean)

lp 8352 0 (autoclean)

parport 36256 1 (autoclean) [parport_pc lp]

es1370 30540 0

gameport 3444 0 [es1370]

nfsd 75184 0 (autoclean)

af_packet 16296 0 (autoclean)

sr_mod 16952 0 (autoclean)

floppy 55964 0

8139too 17960 1 (autoclean)

mii 3980 0 (autoclean) [8139too]

nls_iso8859-15 4092 1 (autoclean)

nls_cp850 4316 1 (autoclean)

vfat 12012 1 (autoclean)

fat 39256 0 (autoclean) [vfat]

supermount 15552 3 (autoclean)

ide-cd 33952 0

cdrom 32096 0 [sr_mod ide-cd]

tuner 11744 1 (autoclean)

bttv 79520 0
video
dev 8160 2 [bttv]

i2c-algo-bit 9128 1 [bttv]
i2c-core 21928 0 [tuner bttv i2c-algo-bit]

soundcore 6852 0 [es1370 bttv]

ide-scsi 11408 0

scsi_mod 106516 3 [sg sr_mod ide-scsi]

usbmouse 2940 0 (unused)

keybdev 2720 0 (unused)

mousedev 5368 1

hid 21124 0 (unused)

input 6048 0 [usbmouse keybdev mousedev hid]

printer 8768 0
usb-uhci 25772 0 (unused)

usbcore 76608 1 [usbmouse hid printer usb-uhci]

rtc 8828 0 (autoclean)

ext3 62572 2

jbd 42568 2 [ext3]

[root@localhost root]#
 
Old 08-27-2003, 10:34 PM   #10
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Whoa, ok, so you actually have a PCI DSL modem? I must say, this is the first I've heard of such things!

I'm going to move this to the hardware forum where it will hopefully get the attention it needs. You say you have a driver, can you post up where you got the driver, and possibly a link to the actual website?

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Old 09-03-2003, 05:37 PM   #11
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Exclamation Here's the driver's site

This is the manufacturer's site for my PCI ADSL Adapter.

www.gvc.ca. Category is ADSL Modems, the Model is GPCI-AD/AK, product name is BB0024 and this is the link to the file:

ftp://ftp.gvc.ca/gvc/adsl/ALL/ITEX_LINUX-2.4.16.EXE

THX all.
 
Old 09-06-2003, 04:09 PM   #12
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Unhappy Anyone can't help me?

Anyone can't help me?

YanoS
 
  


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