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FW: [SLUG] Mandrake 9.0 Newbie Ron installs in under 1.5 hours !! - Successful internal modem driver install and configure.
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- Subject: FW: [SLUG] Mandrake 9.0 Newbie Ron installs in under 1.5 hours !! - Successful internal modem driver install and configure.
- From: "Ron Daniel" <rdaniel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat Oct 5 14:36:07 2002
Done and working. Thanks very much for your assistance.
Found out my kernel version
Went to http://www.mbsi.ca/cnxtlindrv/ via Windows 2000 dial up internet
Downloaded the appropriate rpm file to my c:\ directory aka /mnt/windows
Rebooted to Linux
cpm -i extremelylongfilenameforkernelversion.rpm
Told it my modem was at /dev/modem in the config panel
Worked first go.
Now browsing and emailing. I love the status window and graph of the
From: Ron Daniel [mailto:rdaniel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, 3 October 2002 7:51 PM
To: 'James Gregory'
Subject: RE: [SLUG] Mandrake 9.0 Newbie Ron installs in under 1.5 hours
Many thanx. I am on the trail as of now. I am a little short of play
time at present so don't know how far I will get with it tonight but I
have everything crossed.
From: James Gregory [mailto:james@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, 3 October 2002 10:10 AM
To: Ron Daniel
Subject: Re: [SLUG] Mandrake 9.0 Newbie Ron installs in under 1.5 hours
On Thu, Oct 03, 2002 at 09:12:38AM +1000, Ron Daniel wrote:
> Got my CD's. Tuesday lunchtime
> Got my Win2k Laptop last Friday
> Chucked the CD #1 in the drive, 1945hrs Tuesday night
> Followed the bouncing ball
> Resized my partitions on the fly
> Worked beautifully !!! Up and running 2105 hrs
> Now running dual boot, with KDE or GNOME or any other windows manager
> my choice, and loving it.
> Can anyone or everyone help me please.
Ok, I'm running Mandrake Cooker on a Comapq Evo N160. I don't know if it
has the same modem. Anyway, I got my modem to work by installing the
The way to find out if you have the same modem as me is to open an
xterm, su to root and rung lspcidrake. If you see a line like this:
unknown : Conexant|HSF 56k HSFi Modem
then you're running the same modem. I don't have the URL I used to get
the drivers on me, but The RPM I have installed informs me that the
homepage for it is:
ahh, and off that is a link to the conexant page:
Do you have ethernet or something else you can zap files to it with?
Might be easiest to download it in windows and copy the files from your
windows partition for installation.
Once your modem is working there's a cute little app called
"drakconnect" to get your connection up. I don't know if it will work
with the n160 (and presumably n800) modem, because the modem installs to
an odd place.