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Old 10-22-2003, 06:18 PM   #1
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Problems with connectivity


Hey, I recently installed mandrake 9.1, and I have an LT winmodem. I can't seem to figure out how to get the modem working. I've downloaded the .rpm drivers for the kernel version I need and ran it as root.... the modem shows up on the hardware list thing too.... but when trying to set up a connection on the internet section of mandrake config it says my modem isn't supported.....

any ideas??

Thanks in advance,

-Viper168
 
Old 10-22-2003, 06:59 PM   #2
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I just downloaded this "scanmodem" thing.. but I have absolutely no clue how to use it.... could someone please fill me in????
 
Old 10-22-2003, 08:58 PM   #3
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one more question.... where would I get kppp? or something similar? I've read that using the control center to connect would be more pain than it's worth (requiring root).


Thanks
 
Old 10-22-2003, 09:25 PM   #4
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Using a Lucent Winmodem in Linux

linmodems

Take a look at Linmodems. I've never actually installed a winmodem myself, but I understand their documentation is fairly straight-forward. Barring that... just run out to Business Depot and buy yourself a $20 non-win modem
 
Old 10-22-2003, 09:57 PM   #5
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Thanks bigvoice, the first page you linked me to answered my question perfectly.


Now... a couple issues (not connection related) remain.

1. My windows mount folder is only accessable from root, how to I allow my normal username to access it?

2. When trying to play an mp3, I cant hear it. I do believe that my sound card is set up correctly.


oh, one more thing..... when I run kppp, it asks me for root password.... how do I make it cut that out?

Any ideas?
 
Old 10-23-2003, 06:34 AM   #6
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"Thanks bigvoice, the first page you linked me to answered my question perfectly."

I'm glad.

"1. My windows mount folder is only accessable from root, how to I allow my normal username to access it? "

Hmm. I think there might be an easier way then what I'm about to suggest, so wait a bit before trying my suggestion, but that said, I think this will solve your problem:
(1) back up your data
(2) Configuration --> Configure my Computer, enter root pass
(3) Go to mount points --> Disk Drake
(4) Select your windows partition, and press the "expert options" button"
(5) Find the "user" box and check it off.
(6) I think you might need to re-start KDE/Gnome at this point... or just reboot.

** important **
What version of windows? If it is an NTFS partition, DO NOT WRITE TO IT THROUGH MANDRAKE. Reading is OK, writing is NOT. The proper way to to this would be to set up a third Fat32 partition that both windows and linux can read/write.

"2. When trying to play an mp3, I cant hear it. I do believe that my sound card is set up correctly.

Do you hear sound in other applications? If so, then its probably the program you're using. If not, I doubt your sound is configured properly. To solve that, do a search of these forums with the name of your soundcard ("Sound Blaster Live" or whatever).

oh, one more thing..... when I run kppp, it asks me for root password.... how do I make it cut that out?

Sounds like you need to change permissions for this file. I think you'd be better off asking someone who's used KPP and knows more then me. If you don't get a response by tomorrow, start a new thread in the networking forum with an intuitive title. i.e. "running kppp as non-root?"

Good luck!
 
Old 10-23-2003, 07:38 AM   #7
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Hey Viper168

I had a similar problem with my sound when I first installed Mandrake 9.1. I wouldn't be able to hear any sounds at all.

If that's the same thing you're experiencing, try this. Go to the Mandrake Control Center, then click on Hardware, then go into HardDrake hardware tool. Click on your sound card, then click on Run Config Tool.

Do you have any other drivers in the drop down menu you can choose?

For me, I had to choose a different one that was showing there, and then the sound worked.
 
Old 10-23-2003, 01:37 PM   #8
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I haven't tried what bigvoice said yet, it is a ntfs (for 2k) file system.... I guess just reading is ok, but other than adding another partition (fat32) how would I transfer files from linux back to windows? I'll try out what you said after I get this sound working.


quintar, sound doesn't work in anything. I've check what you said, but there are no other drivers in the dropdown box.. Only "cs46xx (Crystal SoundFusion Audio Support)".

The box above it contains the text:

Here you can select an alternative driver (either OSS or ALSA) for your sound card (Cirrus Logic|CS 4614/22/24 [CrystalClear SoundFusion Audio Accelerator]).

Your card currently use the ALSA "snd-cs46xx" driver (default driver for your card is "snd-cs46xx")



That probably wont help, but I thought I'd throw it on the table anyways.

In the troubleshooting button, one line says
"- "aumix -q" will tell you if the sound volume is muted or not"

I tried it and got these results:

vol 0, 0, P
pcm 100, 42
speaker 0, 0
line 0, 0, P
mic 0, 0, R
cd 0, 0, P
igain 0, 0
line1 0, 0, P
phin 0, 0, P
video 0, 0, P


Does this mean it's muted? If so, how do I turn the booger up?
 
Old 10-23-2003, 01:47 PM   #9
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bigvoice, I've gotten to where you told me to go, do you mean put an x in the user box, or take it off? It is currently unchecked, but when I check it, it checks several other boxes. Is this ok?

If anyone has a less risky way feel free to tell me.


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