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Old 08-24-2003, 04:16 PM   #31
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Couldn't tell you - sorry. try "googling" for the modem with "linux", is the best that I can suggest.

One thing I am aware of, is that linux works with MOST external modems, I understand that they often run through a NIC card.


Old 08-24-2003, 04:20 PM   #32
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I will try google. This is an internal modem. Thanks.

Old 09-04-2003, 01:27 PM   #33
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after 4-5 uncessesful installations of Mandrake 9.0 it finnaly worked out (as a dns/dhcp/gateway/firewall server) then I tried upgrading some rpms so I can install Nessus wich is a software used to test your firewall. After a reboot, Linux wont load, kernel init. error. then I reinstalled Mdk 9.1 this time but unsuccessfull (can't log in KDE or Gnome desktop). So I reinstalled 9.0 and worked after a few nights I did not slept.

All this seems bad but hey, you can't imagine all the things I've learned on computers in general messing with that. So I don't consider that a bad time investment.

Anyways Windows sucks and crash more. It's just that Linux is VERY sentitive to any changes in your configurations and it's REAL easy to mess the system up and to crash (mostly due to errors done under root user).

my tip: make it run and HURRY to make a backup !
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The only real caveat re:Mandrake is that the company pushes the envelope pretty hard putting the latest and greatest into each release every 4 to 6 months or so. Each release fixes some problems, creates one or two new ones, changes setup format, and generally befuddles the bejeesus out of you until you work the kinks out. Anywhere from a couple of hours to a couple of weeks depending. Mandrake 10 Download won't set my printer up, a venerable old epson LQ1050, for example. Worked fine in 8.?, 9.1, and 9.2. With all that, still the easiest way I know to get into Linux. The worst problems are irritating rather than crippling, and almost everything works really well 'out of the box'
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Before you install Linux, remember to partition your harddrive. You can't install Linux on the same partition as Windows.

BTW, I installed Mandrake 10 last night and so far it is working great. The dual booting with Windows XP worked great (I had all my partitions formatted as FAT32, so I am sure this helped). I am excited at learning more and more about this OS.



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