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Old 04-25-2004, 02:42 PM   #1
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newbie, running 10.0, can't get modem, sound, cdrw, dvd, or printer to work


Hello, I'm very new to linux, and I'm having a few problems.
1. my modem (dial-up, 56k). when using kppp, it finds my modem, but then comes up with the message 'modem is busy' . I can't figure out why it is busy or how to fix that.

2. sound. I simply get no sound. when I put an audio cd in the drive, it reads it and then plays it, but there is no sound.

3. cdrw. when i insert a data cd (i haven't tried to burn a cd yet, i'll save that for later) i can't access it. i have the unmounted drive icons on my desktop, and when i click on my cd drive to mount it, i get the error message
"wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdc, or too many mounted file systems" ?!?!

4. dvd. i only have totem for dvds, and when i insert a dvd, it starts it, but right about where the dvd would go to it's menu screen, or even before that, it comes back with an error message and stops playback.

5. printer. i have no idea where to begin with this one. all i know is that my printer doesn't work. i get no error messages, it simply does not print. it shows the file to be printed in the printer task window, but nothing happens. it's a lexmark z605 if that makes any difference.

if anyone could help with any or all of those, that'd be great. thanks in advance!!
 
Old 04-25-2004, 03:01 PM   #2
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I might be able to help with the sound issue. I had the same one with Mandrake 9.1, hopefully your solution should be similar.

Try going into Mandrake Control Center and clicking on Hardware. HardDrake controls the drivers the devices use; you can change it here using the Config Tool.

I was able to resolve this issue in a few clicks, and then when I hit "play" again (I hadn't shut down the MP3 player), I got music.

Good luck, hope that helps.
 
Old 04-25-2004, 03:02 PM   #3
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1. need to know what modem it is.

2. ditto sound card

Presume you have installed drivers for above??

Try running 'sndconfig' from the command line to set up your sound card.
 
Old 04-25-2004, 03:06 PM   #4
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4.) get hold of libdvdcss and install it, you won't get dvd lpayback without it

http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat...1plf.i586.rpm.

1) without knowing what specific type of modem you have no one here will be able to help

worth noting that only some winmodems work with linux and it takes a bit of work to get them to work

hardware modems work straight off but are expensive

there is a problem (i think) with mdk 10 and audio cd's
there are threads on this forum concerning this

printer: plug it in, switch it on and go to Configure Your Computer>Hardware>Printer and see what happens.
 
Old 04-25-2004, 06:01 PM   #5
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My modem is a Conexant SoftK56 Modem, and my sound is a Realtek AC97 Audio. Does that help at all? Thanks for the suggestions, I haven't had a chance to try them yet - I'm working in windows because I can't get online in Linux. I'll get back to you all on those soon. Thanks!
 
Old 04-27-2004, 01:46 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by scummins
My modem is a Conexant SoftK56 Modem, and my sound is a Realtek AC97 Audio. Does that help at all? Thanks for the suggestions, I haven't had a chance to try them yet - I'm working in windows because I can't get online in Linux. I'll get back to you all on those soon. Thanks!
You should be able to download a cups driver from the Lexmark site for your printer. I had to do the same for my cheap z25 printer and it works fine now.


thane

P.S. - for future reference, it is more helpful to list only one problem per thread and remember, google is you friend for linux problems.

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