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xxvm1 07-11-2004 03:17 PM

trying to make conexant accessrunner drivers work to use adsl usb modem in mdk9.2
ive had mandrake 10 installed now for less than 24 hours and im already tiring of the constant and random freezes and crashes.

When it does go it turns the hard drive light on and it stays on until the reset button is pressed.

So currently im wandering what exactly Linux users base this "most stable OS" claim on.

Also my USB modem doesnt work unless i can find some Conextant Access Runner drivers.

Caeda 07-11-2004 04:08 PM

"So currently im wandering what exactly Linux users base this "most stable OS" claim on."

Since you were unable to even spell "wondering" correctly, and unable to check ahead of installing if your DSL modem would work, it would be safe to assume that problems with freezing the locking up might be from problems with the installation that you yourself created.

So, try try again.

diablo111 07-11-2004 04:11 PM

Sounds more like a system/computer problem to me. Did you use the final release of MDK 10? Will your computer work with another distro/OS without issue?

Instead of bashing Linux, you might want to know what you're doing all of this sounds like user error and maybe an unstable computer to me.

amosf 07-11-2004 04:33 PM

Make sure you are using mdk10official and not the beta comunity version. Turn off the arts sound driver if you are using KDE as this has issues with certain software - mostly wine related so should not aply in your case. Also be aware that linux is less tollerant of harware problems, so if you were having crashes with windows due to memory faults you will have more trouble with linux as it tends to use all resources...

mdk 10 OE itself is quite stable and I have it on 3 machines here and have 9.x on the others which will be upgraded soon. Any unstability is a problem with you installation or hardware. Hope we can help.

xxvm1 07-11-2004 05:22 PM

RE: Caeda (can i call you Al ?)
First of all i apologise for not running my post through a spell-check and removing the typo. I hope this didnít put you out too much you petty loser. If you have nothing constructive to say i suggest you PIPE DOWN.

Second of all, i fail to see how i could have caused any problems myself during installation as it is 99% automatic. A better explanation would be that the OS is nowhere near as stable as my Windows XP which has NEVER yet crashed. And it didnít take 4 different distros of Windows to find one that worked either.

Second of all, i obviously didnít check if my DSL modem was Linux compatible because i bought it about a year before even considering Linux. I certainly won't be going out of my way to choose hardware in the future just because Linux is incredibly picky. I can get online in Windows XP and thatís all that matters. Linux is merely an irrelevant experiment to me.

So if anyone more polite than Al knows the answer to the question then i welcome their thoughts. As clearly Al does not know the answer.

spoody_goon 07-11-2004 05:24 PM

Ya I'm a club member and I want them to take my money and make this OS more stable! After the money I spent on the club I am still thinking about installing Slackware instead. This is not good for Mandrake.

I'm not bashing Linux only suggesting that Mandrake take some more time before they release a distro. 9.2 was very stable!

xxvm1 07-11-2004 05:48 PM

Granted while i may not have any experience with Linux software i can assure you that the problem is not hardware stability related. I build computers for a living and have a highly sophisticated set-up. Everything is set to produce the absolute optimum stability and i use only the highest quality components in my system. My hardware is maintained and monitored thoroughly and is able to run a completely rock solid stable Windows XP quite happily on another partition. And i really can't see my 3200+ or 1024Mb DDR Crucial RAM falling over at the thought of running the KDE desktop thingy.

amosf 07-11-2004 06:04 PM

Okay. I don't want to get into an OS fight, but have yout tried turning off the KDE sound system yet as this can be a problem on some systems. This causes freezes in some situations. Also you have not mentioned whether you are using the stably MDK10 Official version or not - as the community is essentially a beta edition.

Also, try to look at it from my POV with several rock solid mdk10 and 9.x systems. When someone has trouble, especially a newcomer to linux, you have to look at user error, hardware problems (including incompatibility due to the fact the manufactureres wont supply drivers), and known problem areas (like artsd)...

diablo111 07-11-2004 06:53 PM

Having a piss poor atitude from the beginning doesn't really help matters, nor does it make people want to really help you. I appologize if I came off rude, but your initial post struck a chord with any case, I'll do my best to help you.

So, you system works just hitch at all in windows? Actually, I'm really not a big fan of any Mandrake flavor...however, if your stuck on it for some reason, try PC Linux OS ( It's based on MDK 9.2 and it's stable, has all those little extras you end up downloading and having to install and it simply works very well...You can try it out first, as it's a live CD, then you can do a HDD install.

As for your DSL it capable of ethernet connection rather than USB? I've never had good luck with USB connections on broadband modems.

spoody_goon 07-11-2004 07:18 PM

I also like Mandrake but there are a lot of choises. Slackware has a big reputation built on being stable if you don't mind doing without rpm

xxvm1 07-11-2004 07:38 PM

diablo111 you didn't come off rude at all sir, it was Al Caeda who came off rude

appreciate the tip

blind958 07-11-2004 11:03 PM


scasagra 07-11-2004 11:36 PM

I have a pretty good experience with Mandrake distro. And Linux of course. Actually I've been running Mandrake/Linux for the last two years and no problems, except my own ignorance to setup several things.

At least I only switch to my own Windows 2000 partition only for games (Diablo II, Myst, etc)

I was using Mandrake 9.0 and upgrade to Mandrake 10.0 Community. Glitches? Always, but again because of my own inexperience to debug some things (I'll post in another forum/section my experience and hardware).

I have a kind of non-standard home network configuration and this has been most of the automatic setups.

I found the same problems with the latest patches to Windows 2000 and XP: too much auto configuration and you are off the limits and you have no clue what's turns went down....

Not going into the OS battle, Windows 2000 and XP are powerfull OSes and extremely stables. If you are happy with them and you can do anything you need, that's it.

xxvm1 07-12-2004 12:57 PM

no offence but most of you are more interested in telling your Linux life stories than actually focusing on the problem.

now where on earth do i get Conextant Access Runner drivers for mandrake?

courtrrb 07-12-2004 02:04 PM

Did I read your post right? Your running Win98 with 1024Mb of Ram. Win98 won't use that much ram it's way overkill and some of it would never be used. I recently sent back to Newegg a defective Crucial memory module. that was defective above the 750Meg mark. Win98 would have been a lot more stable but I'am not using windoze. So if you have defective ram in the upper portion of ram of course win98 will be more stable then Linux. I just wiped my last XP (What a crappy OS) machine last month due crashing once a week. Since I put MDK10 Official on it hasn't crashed yet. I also build systems part time too. I also use only High quality parts same as you. (Just because they new dosen't mean that their not defective) When I come across a Linux system thats very unstable I don't say to every one the Linux sucks I say I've got a hardware problem somewhere. :tisk:

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