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Old 06-02-2003, 01:05 AM   #1
sable
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mandrake installed and all devices not working!!


kia ora! greetings from nz! newbie with mandrake 9.0 installation problem: my first install (new machine, totally linux)and devices (modem, printer, cd audio, dvd and cd burner) "not working." so i just try to sort out one at a time: first, modem. intel ambient MD5628D-LC. i have downloaded a driver from intel site (using my old windows machiine) and brought it into new one. but i do not know what to tell linux to do to recognize and install, etc. i am windows/mac able and determined to linux. but in need of very basic instructions.

is it possible my install is not correct and i should redo it? seems odd that a basic installation does not recognize such common devices.

thanks
 
Old 06-02-2003, 01:16 AM   #2
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Try using the Mandrake Updater or get Mandrake 9.1 as its only worth reinstalling if it gave u errors on the install and you clicked yes to carry on the install.
 
Old 06-02-2003, 03:12 AM   #3
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thanks for your reply. there were no error messages like that during the installation. so maybe i did install properly. let's assume that. how can i "tell" the OS to read the modem driver and get the modem working? isn't there anything like a device installation wizard?
 
Old 06-02-2003, 03:29 AM   #4
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Check the makers site to see if there is a more upto date driver or if they even support it on Linux.
 
Old 06-02-2003, 03:49 AM   #5
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run " lspci " it should spit out a list of devices mandrake has found with a pci bus, if your modem is in there then you can take a look at config issues.
 
Old 06-02-2003, 04:31 AM   #6
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how do i run lspci? is it part of the OS? or another download from net?
 
Old 06-02-2003, 04:41 AM   #7
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yea, in your console type in lspci

If I remember correctly you have to be root to run it, but it's no biggie.

#su
#[type in root password]
#lspci
#[listing of all devices on your pci bus]


Copy what it spits out and paste it in so we can see if it finds these devices your missing.

Last edited by Muddy; 06-02-2003 at 05:02 AM.
 
Old 06-02-2003, 07:24 AM   #8
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hi sable,
I haven't solved my problem with my modem( the same as yours), but it comes a readme file when you download the driver from intel . the installation instruction is:
1. login as root
2. tar -zxvf [archivename].tgz
3. cd into the created directory
4. make clean
5. make 536ep
6. make install
that's all!
good luck, by the way is your modem DSE XH1154?
 
Old 06-02-2003, 12:56 PM   #9
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Dumb as this sounds I could not see my Audio card or my NIC card or one other device until I disabled Plug and Pray in the BIOS. Linux likes to call the devices directly where WINBLOWS prefers to have the device identy itself through Plug and Pray...

Most BIOS will have an option simular to this...

Is this OS a Plug and Pray OS??? Just change it to Disable...
 
Old 06-03-2003, 02:21 AM   #10
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great stuff. thanks: i will try the lspci, copy and bring back to this thread (have to swap screen and keyboard over to the new machine and got work to finish on this machine first so give me a few hours). makes sense to ask OS what it sees

the machine is mandrake 9.0 linux only: is BIOS and Plug and Play still applicable concern?

the modem is MD 5628D-LC , a 565 EP, and yes, whatever that driver message means, i got it. but what to do with it...i check lspci first.

really appreciate the posts: thanks again
 
  


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