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Old 11-15-2003, 04:12 AM   #1
wired_duck
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okay guys,here is where i am lost


i just reloaded virtual pc,and looky there,the network setup pops up.
why the sarcasm?..welli called my isp.rogers,and asked how do i set up my realtek or linux.
we dont support linux..
uh,funny thing...i am writing this to you guys through redhat on virtual pc..
sigh
call me stupid but if it is possible to doit through windows ala virt pc,thenwhy cant i get that card towork if i do a seperate install?
anyways this may be a no win situation..
any ideas?
my previous posts pretty much explain where i am at.
question oh yes many questions
if i take the needed files from virtpc installation and then paste them to the hd with the true instalcould that possibly doit?
which files would i do that with?
dude..and dudettes..this is fun..no?..just imagine..heheh
anyways
ideas?
 
Old 11-15-2003, 09:59 AM   #2
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"if it is possible to doit through windows ala virt pc,thenwhy cant i get that card towork if i do a seperate install?"

The most likely explanation is that your modem is a winmodem. This is a modem whose electronics have been stripped to the bare bones and the deficit made up with a Windows driver. Some winmodems have Linux drivers and many do not. When I faced this problem 3 years ago I threw away my winmodem and bought an external serial dialup modem which has never failed me.


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Old 11-15-2003, 10:04 AM   #3
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AHA soemone finally told me something logical!!why yes..so..hmm
i wonder if virt pc has a generic linux driver?..or whatever..but that certainly seems to be the right idea..all i get everyelse i the same stuff..
insanity is the act of doing something over and over expecting the same result..(wise old drunk)
 
  


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