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Old 02-28-2005, 09:45 PM   #31
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About setting up the network card, I can't help you, maybe someone more versed in Mandrake can, I know there is a utility called "harddrake" -- try it. You might need to look for a driver and load it into the kernel, maybe harddrake can help you. (It's not as hard as it sounds, all you really need to do is point it to the driver and it loads it.) That's for the network connection. But you still didn't say how it is connected to the INTERNET. When you get the network card installed configure it like so:

1) If there is a router on the LAN connecting you to the net, and it runs a DHCP server, just tell it to use DHCP.
2) If it doesn't run DHCP, tell it to take an IP address with the same first 3 bytes as the router, and as the Default Gateway, and as the Name Server, tell it the router's IP address.
3) If you don't have a router, and you're using dial-up, use the dial-up configuration utility, don't know what it's called in Mandrake.
4) If you are using some other method, tell us...
 
Old 03-01-2005, 12:11 AM   #32
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i believe that its a DHCP.... i believe... not quite sure... my crazy controling father wouldnt even let me set up my own wireless system on my computer... and ive completly redone every thing on here twice because of my dumba$$ college not allowing me a firewall on my computer and i got two viruses that wipped my computer clean (TWICE i mind you...) and my father doesnt trust me to set up a simple wireless network... meh... hes strange... i told him i was putting linux os on my computer with a dual boot and he nearly flipped his lid... haha i just laughed... meh... im tired and im rambling and none of ya'll care... so im off to bed...
 
Old 03-01-2005, 09:01 AM   #33
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What's the card's model name. Do you have the proper drivers for it?
 
Old 03-01-2005, 09:16 AM   #34
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Burning a bootable CD

I was just reading this thread when it occured to me that the CD that was in discussion, quite heated discussion, probably couldn't boot. Now I spent a very unhappy evening not so very long ago creating coaster after coaster with the famously so very easy to dl Linux.

I agree. It is easy to dl.

What is not easy is to create a bootable CD, and I googled far and wide but not one of the many sets of instructions seemed to work for me. Either it was a different burn proggy or it was a different version and the instructions strayed wide of what I had.

Aye it's easy to say google for this and that but... the results are not always straightforward.

See, what is so very easy to one is a total nightmare to another. It is very easy to *assume* that what you say and mean, is how it is read by another.

Personally I find Linux very hard going indeed. I dare say I am not alone in finding threads in here that I cannot even understand the question asked let alone the answer. Perhaps there is a need for a "baby newbie" forum. I know I need one...

I am surveying Fedora and scratching my head.

Back later, I need a nappie change..



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Old 03-01-2005, 08:49 PM   #35
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to respond to darkleaf... its an intel... this is what i got off my search on my comp....

Intel(R) CPU 3.06 GHz 1.59 GHz 504MB
Intel(R) Pro/100 VE Network Connection
1394 Net Adapter


not sure what all that means... but its what is there...

one of the things i can choose to set up the internet on mandrake is called

e100 (Intel (R) Pro/100 Network Connection)

Which i thought would work since there were only two letters missing... but when i try to use that it tells me i need something else that needs to start with an 0x... i have no clue what that is... or what i need to put there... i tried putting 0x1394 but that didnt work... so i have no clue what needs to be there... im lost...


and as for shen_1 i completly agree about the need for a baby newbie forum.... for those of us... who dont have any clue how windows works... and dont want to know how windows works... but want to learn how to set up a basic linux module and learn to make it all ours later down the line once were no longer baby newbs and have all the basics set up... (internet included)
 
Old 03-02-2005, 05:36 AM   #36
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when you browse the cd in internet exploiter does it look like...

"D:\fileYouBurnedToThisCd.iso" <--if yes cd was not burned right ,congrads you have a new coaster!

or

"D:\some\ folders\ and\ a \bunch\ of\ files\" <---If yes then cd is good, and your table will get water marks....

boot into the bios by holding the delete or F1 or F2 when you first turn on your computer

and make your cd rom the first drive that boots

if your laptop can't boot to cd then your out of luck and thats your problem...


I must be tired this was 3 deep looks like this post is kind of late huh sorry ........................

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Old 03-02-2005, 11:12 AM   #37
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Quote:
Originally posted by KinkInInk
to respond to darkleaf... its an intel... this is what i got off my search on my comp....

Intel(R) CPU 3.06 GHz 1.59 GHz 504MB
Intel(R) Pro/100 VE Network Connection
1394 Net Adapter
This one doesn't look like a wireless card and with a google search I think this is not a wireless card. Are you sure this is the right one? Try not only to look via your operating system but maybe via documentation and CDs to find out what's your wireless card model name. Unless this is the right card.
 
Old 03-03-2005, 12:00 PM   #38
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well its internal... so i dont know where to look for a specific name of a wireless card... but when i look up my adapter stuff that is what comes up... hmmm maybe that is what is the issues... its the adapter and not the card... how would i find the card name?




oh yeah i have a new problem now... it turns out that i found out along the way of my downloading and googling and everything... that i only installed a one cd version of Mandrakelinux... so i decided to download all three cd's on the mandrakelinux.com free downloads... well then i realized that after i downloaded all the new linux stuff and installed it and even gave it more size... now it wont boot... it goes through all the motions... but then when it comes to actually loading everything up it wont happen... it just sits there at the blue screen with the stars and the mandrakelinux name thingy... i dont know why it wont load... oh and also when i booted up windows on the last time reistalling the linux os it told me i had new hardware... how do i have new hardware?! i havent installed any new hardware... so how do i have new hardware... it wont tell me what new hardware i have... it just told me i had new stuff... im soooo confused...

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Old 03-03-2005, 12:06 PM   #39
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Try getting AIDA32, awesome program which can give you every detal about your comp.
 
Old 03-03-2005, 12:16 PM   #40
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there is something wrong with the link... i think... is there anywhere else that i could find that program?


nvm i found it and ran it... and couldnt find what i was looking for... so i think im sunk... i guess first i have to get mandrakelinux back up and running first right... meh... i am so tired of just trying to get it to be usable... much less anything else...

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Old 03-04-2005, 11:35 AM   #41
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ok look i got mandrake linux back up and running and better than i had before.. (guess thats what happens when i get three cd's over only one...) but i still cant get my internal wireless card to be recognized... i followed someones advice and downloaded AIDA32 but i dont know what im looking for... there is a bunch of stuff that i dont know what it means... and nothing that comes out right and says "wirless card".... i know alot of people are wondering what is a person who doesnt even know about intrenal hardware doing switching to linux and that i am in way over my head... but once i get my card to start working then i can handle it all ... its just getting this set up...
 
Old 03-04-2005, 11:51 AM   #42
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In AIDA, check inside the network sedction, then Windows network. It'll probably list your thing again. Are there any details that would indicate its wirelessly capable? Sorry that I didn't read this whole thread but have you ever done a wirelss connection with that laptop before (in Widows)? Because from the looks of it "Intel(R) Pro/100 VE Network Connection" is not wireless (I have it on my desktop) its an integrated network thing on the motherboard. WHich means it would need a network cable attached to the laptop...
 
Old 03-04-2005, 12:09 PM   #43
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not only have i connected on it wirelessly before... its the only way i connect... its how i am talking to everyone on this forum right now... wirelessly on this my only laptop computer...



in AIDA32 this is what it says in network adapter properties

Network Adapter Properties
Network Adapter Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter
Interface Type Ethernet
Hardware Address **-**-**-**-**-**
Connection Name Wireless Network Connection

Network Adapter Manufacturer
Company Name Broadcom Corporation




thats what it says... btw... what does it mean?
 
Old 03-04-2005, 12:34 PM   #44
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Ok, well, atleast we know what type of wireless card you have. Now to try and find out how to get it working in Linux...

*does some Googling

Ok, there's even some topics around here that may interest you:
Broadcom wirless using ndiswrapper

Someone installs drivers, should work in Mandrake

and you can probably tell already, but wireless networking on Linux is pretty much one of the hardest things to get working...but maybe you'll be one of em lucky ones who gets it done!

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Old 03-04-2005, 04:39 PM   #45
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truthfully and unfortunately... i doubt either of those sites would help me... the first one could sort of help me... but its gonna take me alot... iono... ugh...
 
  


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