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Old 07-26-2006, 07:12 PM   #1
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Sorry n00b Here...A Couple Linux Questions?


Hi,Im new to the whole Linux thing...And i have a couple questions regarding Linux...

1.)Im thinking about installing XUbuntu Linux but i need a live CD version,is there one available on the site?I looked and couldnt find one.Sorry if there is.

2.)My computer uses a USB port for its DSL connection service.Will XUbuntu work with this?

3.)Is XUbuntu available in English?I looked at the download section but the closest i saw was Europe...I need English!

Id really appreciate any help and i promise i wont ask such stupid questions again!
 
Old 07-26-2006, 07:20 PM   #2
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All download sites serve the same ISO, which defaults to English. Also, the ISO is a LiveCD with an install option. I don't know which USB modems it supports, but give it a try and if it doesn't work, we'll be sure to be here to help you get it working.

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Old 07-26-2006, 07:23 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot!

Onnnne more question.

Does a software program thats available for linux (Lets say AIM) work on ALL linux platforms like XUbuntu,Ark,etc.?
 
Old 07-26-2006, 07:24 PM   #4
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yes, but they have to be compiled to be.
 
Old 07-26-2006, 07:34 PM   #5
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Sorry,but what is compiled mean?
 
Old 07-26-2006, 08:12 PM   #6
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Compilation is the process of translating source code to the machine code that a machine can run. This machine code is also sometimes called object code.
 
Old 07-27-2006, 06:06 PM   #7
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OK I have Xubuntu running and everythings fine,Its detecting the USB modem (the USB light on my modem is lit) but whenever i open firefox and go to a site it says it cant connect.

How do i configure my internet???
 
Old 07-27-2006, 09:17 PM   #8
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Well it's pretty much the same as in Windows. You need to go into network connections and setup your DSL user name and password on your detected usb network interface.
 
Old 07-27-2006, 10:25 PM   #9
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I was under the impression that the computer would just treat the modem as an ethernet card. What kind of modem is it?
 
Old 07-27-2006, 10:34 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve1492
Sorry,but what is compiled mean?
Usually it follows this procedure, considering you have gnu make installed:

1.Unzip the source code
2.Change to that directory
3a.(if there is a configure script) execute ./configure (generates make file)
3. execute make (will show lots of stuff on the screen, can be ignored)
4. execute su (makes you root)
5. execute make install (installs from source code)
6. (optional) execute make clean (deletes source code you compiled, saves space in the long run)

Hope it helps, it took me a while to figure out when I was just starting.
 
Old 07-28-2006, 12:54 AM   #11
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you will probably have to program the modem to run with either PPPoE or PPPoA, that will depend on your ISP and the settings they have.

what software were you using under windows to make it work?
 
Old 07-28-2006, 08:37 AM   #12
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many many linux programs come in pakage form (much much easier for newBs than compiling form source) when you download one it may give several options.

choose the colsest one to your distro Xubuntu then ubuntu then debian if taht is all that is avalable...

most pakages with a .deb extention will work on ubuntu
 
Old 07-28-2006, 10:10 AM   #13
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My modem is a Westell Wirespeed 6100...And the was y git it to work on windows was by putting in the disc that came with it and that got it too work.
 
Old 07-28-2006, 10:36 AM   #14
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Does your machine have a network card? This page says that that modem has an Ethernet port, so if you do have a network card you'll likely have less problems connecting via Ethernet than USB.
 
Old 07-28-2006, 10:49 AM   #15
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Heh,no Ethernet port on my computer,I would have used the Ethernet port on my modem if that was the case.
 
  


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