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Old 11-13-2005, 04:19 PM   #1
Cripple
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Trouble configuring linux


Have just installed college linux (dual booting with XP) and are having trouble with certain things. First, cant connect to internet- modem will not respond. Second, cant mount CD-ROM-

Error -kio_devices_mounthelper
mount: cant find /iso9660 in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab

Is it something to do with the device name?
Also, the floppy drive wont mount-

Error -kio_devices_mounthelper
mount: /dev/fd0 is not a valid block device

Last but not least, sometimes (but not all the time) during login, I get the message-

Error - artsmessage
sound server fatal error
cpu overbooked, aborting

Though this doesnt happen all the time, I can never get any sound.
Any help on these problems would be much appreciated (especially on the modem and sound problems)

Cheers.
 
Old 11-13-2005, 09:07 PM   #2
bigrigdriver
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It seems to me that the first three problems (modem, cdrom, and floppy) all have the same source. CollegeLinux didn't detect and configure those devices. You will have to do that manually, unless there is a control centre of some kind in CollegeLinux.

modem -
Check the /dev directory for a modem device. If it's there, use whatever modem setup tools you have to configure. I suspect it's missing. You also need to determine which com port your modem is on. com1 = /dev/ttyS0, com2=/dev/ttyS1, com3=/dev/ttyS2, and com4=/dev/ttyS3. To add a modem to /dev, make a symlink to the appropriate tty named above, like so: ln -s /dev/ttyS0 /dev/modem. Or, try setting the modem setup linked directly to /dev/ttyS0 (or whichever is correct for your computer).

cdrom -
Basically the same as above. If cdrom isn't in /dev, create it: ln -s /dev/cdrom /dev/hdc (on many Linux distros), /dev/sr0 on others. Then create a mount point to mount the cdrom: cd to /mnt (or /media) and give the command 'mkdir cdrom' to create the mount point. Then edit /etc/fstab to add the device and mount points: /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto ro,noauto,user,exec 0 0.

floppy -
The floppy device is /dev/fd0, which should alredy exist in /dev. It must be added to /etc/fstab, or the system will not recognize it as a valid block device. Make this entry in fstab: /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,user,sync 0 0, then create a mount point for floppy. Cd to /mnt and give this command: mkdir floppy.

If I've omitted anything, I apologize. This should give you ideas on what kind of information to search for if I've left out anything.
 
Old 11-13-2005, 09:28 PM   #3
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any particular reason you chose college linux? i could be wrong, but i think it might not have been updated lately, and so it might be kind of old. the linuxiso site at least lists version 2.5, and that's what i had when i tried it something like 1 1/2 - 2 years ago. i tried going to the home page link, and it didn't connect. a newer distro might detect your hardware better, and also be better supported with newer software, more recent kernel, security patches, etc.
 
Old 11-13-2005, 09:39 PM   #4
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First- I have discovered that I have an internal "Win Modem" (Lucent driver), so linux will not pick it up. I am currently finding the drivers to change this, and turn it into a "Linmodem". Cheers for the help on the CD-ROM and floppy. Second- I choose CL because it was a small distro (600Mb) and I just basically wanted to try it out (first time linux user- so I may now try another -easier- distro). Its true that it hasnt been updated in a while, but at the moment it doesnt bother me, I just wanted a distro to play round with. Slackware was (or might be) my next choice.
 
  


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