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Old 09-12-2003, 04:02 AM   #1
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some problems to begin (Mandrake 9.1)

hi all

i'm passed to linux two days ago, and i'm cool security feeling

but for now i have two problems:

first, when i connect my adsl modem, i load the firmware in the matrice as:
root # /usr/local/bin/startmodem | tee log.txt

all works fine, and i manage to connect.
however, i need to load firmware for all the new sessions, because my modem shut down. it's annoying. how i could save the firmware?

second, i need to connect my printer. (hp psc 1210)
i found in hp site the path to go, but when i tape "./configure" it come:

[root@localhost hpijs-1.4.1]# ./configure
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets ${MAKE}... yes
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cl... no
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH

so, i think i need gcc.
but mandrake 9.1 as already him installed i think.
i tried to search in additional packages, but i could'nt find him.

thanks for your help

Old 09-12-2003, 07:33 AM   #2
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Mandrake doesn't install gcc by default; if you just went with the suggested set of software gcc isn't installed, as I had to experience myself the hard way . You can check using the package manager for de-installation; if it lists gcc, it is installed, otherwise you'll have to install it.

But there's something else might be interesting for you: I take it your printer is a three-in-one machine? If so, there is a special package for exactly that type of HP printer in Mandrake 9.1 which you might have to install. Just use the installation package manager of Mandrake and let it display all files alphabetically; the one you're searching for is hpXXX with XXX meaning three or maybe four letters I don't recall. If you mark the file the description will tell you that it consists of files for HP office printers. It's possible that this will solve your problem already.



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