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Old 08-21-2004, 06:48 AM   #1
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Ok here is my problem:
I have two units, one with WinXP Pro, one with SuSe 9.1 Pro. The Windows unit connects to a USB modem, the Linux unit connects to the internet through a simple Network cable(and through the WinXP).
I want to make the Linux unit independent-why have two units running?- so I bought a BeWAN PCI ADSL modem: As the Linux unit runs without any-serious- problems, is there a way to install the modem without a new installation? and-MOST Important-is the modem recognised at all? I found the driver at the manufacturer's Web site, but everybody-and I MEAN EVERYBODY- thinks that all Linux users know how to complile-anyway.. I don't...
Is there out there a soul kind-and VERY tolerant to assist me?
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Old 12-16-2005, 05:02 PM   #2
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If you solved your problem you could help me out,I have the same problem on Mandriva with the same kind of card!
Old 12-17-2005, 03:17 AM   #3
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Fist of all, untar the driver with
tar xfv drivers.tar.gz
or if ti's a tar.bz2 then dor [code]tar xjfv driver.tar.bz2[/b]
then go to the directory where it's untarred and read the INSTALL and README file. then cd to the directory and do [code]./configure --help[/b] and read through the options and pass them if needed then do
./configure --prefix=/usr && make
sudo make install
some things to look out for.
1. With drivers you need to have installed Kernel sources.
2. Sometimes the drivers doesn't get loaded automaticly. you then have to put the module name into a script sometimes [b]/etc/sysconfig/kernel or /etc/sysconfig/modules.
Sometimes you also have to place a alias in the /etc/modprobe.conf

Before you buy hardware check the hardware compatability list on the site of your distro, it will reduce the headache


Last edited by mr_demilord; 12-17-2005 at 03:19 AM.
Old 12-17-2005, 09:07 AM   #4
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Thanks,will try to go through it,had the ATM card under XP already I will change if it's too much a hassle!!


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