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Old 07-11-2003, 06:27 PM   #1
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Mandrake 8.2 on Toshiba 2065CDS


I am having a bit of trouble with the installation of Mandrake 8.2 on my Toshiba Satellite 2065CDS. Although I have changed nor taken out all of the parts out of this laptop, I continually get a freezing error about this laptop not being able to get past the stage of detecting the PCMCIA devices that are installed on it.

I also have a second question about setting up for an internet connection on this laptop. Last week I had someone else install Mandrake 8.2 on this very same laptop, which left me in a predicament of setting up the information for my ISP (Pacific Bell). What I wanted to know is, does anyone know of any special things I may have to do to get the dialup modem that comes with the laptop to work so that I can have dialup access on it (i.e. special functions, downloads, drivers, etc.) The one thing I also wanted to add onto this is that when it ask for domain is it nessisary for me to fill that in, or can it be left blank?

My final question is wanting to know does any version of Mandrake support the Efficient Networks 4060 USB ADSL Modem? or would I have to specifically look on their site for this information?

Any help would be greatful, sorry for being a long message.

Old 07-15-2003, 08:09 PM   #2
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Toshiba's almost always freeze on pcmcia... you need to try a nopcmcia=yes command. I think mandrake allows this. You'll be able to use PCMCIA after its installed. I do.
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Ok, I did what you had recommended, and it turned out to work for me, but I now have a new problem. With the modem that comes with my laptop, I am unable to connect to the internet with it. I read some of the help files that were online about this and it told me to download the Lucent Winmodem Drivers for my particular Laptop, I found out my kernel version and all and proceeded to get the drivers @
my problem is, that when i run the RPM package to install the drivers, nothing still happens. Is there something else I am suppose to run or do, or is this the wrong RPM set for my modem?


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