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Old 07-03-2004, 04:52 PM   #1
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Unhappy update mandrake 10?


I have just installed Mandrake 10 after being a windows user for ten years! Basically I couldn't connect to the internet because the kernal needed to be updated so I went back to XP, downloaded the right update (I hope) and put it onto a disc I can access the disc from Linux but how can I actually update Linux? I've read the readme and tried to do what it said but nothing happened!
Old 07-03-2004, 05:37 PM   #2
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Please provide some more details, like what you are trying to accomplish and why you don't have an internet connection to begin with. A general good rule is that you should not be touching the kernel if you are a newb.
Old 07-03-2004, 05:55 PM   #3
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Linux saw my modem but said that it only works with kernel 2.4 and above I don't know what version I've got or how I can find out, but when trying to create an internet connection it told me to goto: then copy the mgnt.0 into /usr/share/speedtouch
er... yeh right!
If I was in XP it would be telling me to update the driver, but I'm not sure what Linux is trying to tell me!
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sorry to bum you out but one of the falls of linux is hardware. Some makers of hardware of just panseys and wont release the software that makes things work. Others that do are slow about it ( ah well at least their doing something ). I read on the link above that the driver was included in a 2.5 kernel ( anything ending in an odd number; 1,3,5,7,9 means its testing, beta, etc ). Of course thats now the 2.6 kernel so I imagine that if you could get working under the 2.6 kernel it would simply work. You are most likely using a 2.4x kernel if you have mandrake 10 ( the only other think you COULD be using is a 2.6 but i doubt it ). Bascially the link above goes into quite a few details that you might not want to mess with.

So either someone who actually knows something about mandrake could help you change your kernel ( im sure theres some easy way right? )

Or you can buy a new modem ( speedtouch, dsl or cable? i dunno ) that works out of the box in linux but you will have to make sure that it will work with your ISP as well.

Or follow the instructions above

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Old 07-04-2004, 10:07 AM   #5
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Thanks sio

I knew Linux wasn't a matter of just click to install! and to be honest I don't want it to be I've grown bored with windows (to easy)! Now a real challenge, thanks for the link the answer is here, now I just have learn how to do it, I think a trip down to the book shop tomorrow is needed!
Thanks again.

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