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Old 10-17-2003, 05:49 PM   #1
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Newbie hardware troubles ...

I didn't know whether to post here or in Hardware but as my troubles are probably more easy to solve than the ones fro; the other forum and are caused by my ness I post here.

My ADSL modem won't be set up. Mandrake 9.2 detects it but it doesn't work. I downloaded (with windows where everything works) drivers for Linux so it souhld be possible to make it work. The problem is I don't know how to install those drivers ... It's a file with a .tgz extension ...

I think that once the modem is on and working, Internet configuration should work alright.

The other trouble I have is that I have no sound. I have a classical SB128 and it won't work, what/how drivers should I gt/install to set it up ...

If I have those 2 infos it wuold be great, Thanks in advance ...

P.S. : How can I set a network between Madrake and another Machine under WinXP ???

Thnks again
Old 10-17-2003, 05:52 PM   #2
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Re: Newbie hardware troubles ...

Originally posted by czechripper
It's a file with a .tgz extension ...
tar xvfz blah.tgz should work I think ... of course this only extracts the files... how to install it, no idea, I don't have your modem
Old 10-17-2003, 05:58 PM   #3
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Short guide to CLI (command line)
1) use "cd .." to go to a previous directory "cd <dir>" to go to another directory
2) use "ls" to view the directories contents

To install tar file:
1) Open up Konsole, Console, or some terminal (its a command line)
2) browse to the directory with the tar file "cd <directory>"
3) Type "tar -zxvf <file>"
4) You'll notice a new folder is in the directory.
5) type "./configure" If there are any errors, post them
6) type "make"
7) type "su" and the root password (no it wont show you typing, jus go with it)
8) type "make install"

and your drivers should work

Note: To network winblows machines and linux, you need samba
Old 10-17-2003, 06:05 PM   #4
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Thanks for the guide, it'll be very useful.

Samba is a name I heard a lot on those forums, is it included in Mandrake ? Do I have to download it, how does it work ?
I'm actually requesting a URL of a FAQ or something like it rather than long explanations, it would be too much ...
Old 10-17-2003, 06:16 PM   #5
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Just a thought, but you may be having problems with the *.tgz file because it might be a Slackware package. What distribution are you using?

Where did you get the *.tgz file? What happens when you do 'tar xzvpf thefile.tgz'? Does it untar a whole directory tree, or do you get directories like etc and install unpacked into the working directory?

On the sound issue, are you using a stock kernel, or did you compile one of your own?

Your network problems require a bit more information to solve. How are the computers connected? Do you connect them to each other directly or over a hub or switch?
Old 10-17-2003, 06:36 PM   #6
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I'm using Mandrake 9.2

I got the .tgz on (the manufacturer of my modem ).

I haven't done 'tar xzvpf thefile.tgz' becaue I'm on Windows now and I' posting here qnd waiting some time to get some answer but I remember having opened it and it showed several directories as those you described.

About what you say about the sound issue, I have only one thing to answer : "What'cha takin' about ? "
More seriously, I did a regular install process it worked fine and then I didn't do anything else about it, I don't know what a stock kernel is neither ...

About my network, it is :
2 computers, one (this one) that has Mandrake 9.2 and another one that has Windows XP (pro). They are connected with an Ethernet (crossed) cable (and one Ethernet card on each computer)
So far, I had been using Win XP on both and the network was thus : this co;puter is connected to internet through a USB modem, annd also connected to the other PC with the ethernet cable. The files are fully shared and the connection also...

That's it ..

Thamks for your answers ...
Old 10-18-2003, 08:46 AM   #7
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czechripper, I am guessing that you downloaded the file fast800.2.0.3.tgz from the sagem site. I just downloaded it myself to take a look at it. When you do 'tar xzvpf fast800.2.0.3.tgz' it will install two directories in the directory in which you untar it. One directory is ADI_DRIVER and the other is ADI_PPPOA. Both of these directories have installation scripts in them. Take a look at the installation instructions in the user guide on the sagem site where you downloaded the driver file. I just looked through it, and it seems pretty thorough.

On the sound issue, what I meant by "stock kernel" is a kernel that the distro installed for you. What I was really trying to ask, and what I should have been clearer on, is whether you have compiled and installed kernel on your own or if you are using the kernel installed by Mandrake. I am not at all familiar with the distro-specific tools included with Mandrake, but there may be a Mandrake tool for adjusting your sound configuration.

Samba may be included already in you install. Check to see if you have /usr/sbin/smbd or /sbin/smbd. If you do, you already have samba. I won't be much use to you on its configuration though.


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