Help with Linux please!
Posted 15 March 2004 - 07:23 AM
I have installed Mandrake 9.1 onto my computer! I really like it! But there are a few problems I cant seem to fix...
Tux Racing or any other games that require a graphics card runs really slow. I think i need to update my graphics card drivers? I have a NVIDIA Geforce 2 Ti. I downloaded this from the NVIDIA website recently: NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run
When i try to run this from my home directory as normal user, it says i need to log in as root to do this operation. But when i log in as root and try to run it from the normal user's home directory, it says file not found???? whats going on?????
Also, more importantly, how do i get my internet working in Mandrake 9.1? It (the installation) said my modem was not supported (i have a Lucent Winmodem) and referred me to www.linmodems.org. Any idea what i should be looking for or wether i will be able to get my modem working? Im not sure if i installed KPPP or not. I dont see anything like "connect to ISP" or anything on Mandrake though. I really need internet on my machine, and without it I cannot make Linux my default operating system.
BTW, i now have my dual boot operating perfectly, i used Mandrake CD to chop my C: drive into to and installed Linux on the second part. The first partition was preserved!! I was sooo happy!! :-)
Now i have:
C: Windows XP
D: Windows XP (again)
Thanks a lot! :-)
Posted 15 March 2004 - 07:37 AM
You must then configure it.
Check out this link for how to install NVIDIA drivers. I think you will have to change permissions on it too. "cd" to the directory where it is, then as root do:
chmod 777 NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run [enter]
Posted 15 March 2004 - 12:55 PM
According to the Mandrake hardware database, the Lucent chipset is not supported directly, but there is a driver.
First verify what kernel you are running.
It should be 2.4.21-0.13.mdk, if you made no changes to it.
If so, you can try the cooresponding drivers at the following;
Scroll down to the Mandrake binary section and choose a mirror, Canada or Germany.
Posted 15 March 2004 - 06:52 PM
I presume you are using windows while browsing the internet. please check in the modem section, in control panel and do let me know does it writes LT win modem there. it should be connected to COM3.
any ways if you have that one, i have got drivers for it in source format. I installed it on my red hat 9 and it works great. if you need drivers for it, you can pm me and tell me your email address, i`ll mail them to you.
Posted 16 March 2004 - 01:47 AM
Manufacturer ID: 11c1
Device ID: 452
It is a LT Lucent Winmodem Mar3
With support for DSP
What do you reckon? I downloaded. This:
ltmodem-kv_2.4.21_0.13mdk-8.26a9-1.i586.rpm from http://www.heby.de/ltmodem
and ran it, but it doesnt seem to do anything?? I cannot see the modem in the Mandrake Control Center >> Hardware section.
Posted 16 March 2004 - 02:09 AM
Also, in the above post i mean: It is a LT Lucent Winmodem Mars 3
Posted 16 March 2004 - 02:41 PM
Im very happy about this. It ended up that what i had to do was install KPPP from the Mandrake CD by using the Mandrake software installation program. I previously installed that driver i talked about: ltmodem-kv_2.4.21_0.13mdk-8.26a9-1.i586.rpm
Im not sure if instally that rpm was required...but i all worked fine after I installed KPPP from CD and wrote in KPPP [Enter] in console (as a normal user). Then i just had to setup the number dial etc. :-)
One other thing, is there an MSN messenger alternative in Linux?
Posted 17 March 2004 - 02:58 AM
I don't use an MSN messenger, but what about the following;