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Old 01-15-2002, 08:46 AM   #1
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hi! I'm new on linux, from italy
until now I've just looked around trying to understand just little things and I've found in those forums some usefull help but now I need something else:

I have installed Suse 7.3

1) I try to use netscape but I'm able to surf the net only like root but not like a normal user. I can connet via kkkp and I can use text browser but not netscape or mozilla (no DNS hostname etc.)

2) I'd like to understand why, always like a user, I cannot logout using GNOME. no problem with KDE, no problem like root, but when I do it like user, it seems to freeze.

3) I have two modems: a serial one and a usb one; I know that the USB could be a winmodem but during installation it is recognized but I cannot use it to get connected always having "modem busy" answer: doesn't the fact it is recognized mean it can be used?

if it can be usefull to somebody, I realize that always to connect, with serial modem, I have to uncheck the "waiting for dialtone" box.

thanks to all

Old 01-15-2002, 11:17 AM   #2
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ok number 1 and 2 sound like some problem when adding users or maybe a installation error, although unlikely, or most probably you have wrong permissions on some files and need to fix that. I have no idea why else that would happen.
The second problem is that maybe you dont have USB support in you kernel, make sure you recompile your kernel with USB Modem support and then it should work, or perhaps read a HOW-TO on it.

p.s. Da dove sei, Io sono da Roma/Olgiata
Old 01-15-2002, 11:45 AM   #3
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Originally posted by gors
doesn't the fact it is recognized mean it can be used?
not in all cases, just as in windows, sometimes there is detection but still not supported.. i have a sound card that isn't supported under linux but its recognized during install...
Old 01-16-2002, 08:38 AM   #4
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thanks both,

modem is a winmodem :( not supported and this is all (I've looked in the net)

for the rest I'm going now to find the correct files.

thanks a lot.

p.s.: venezia, provincia :)


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