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  1. Hey there guys, Now this must be the most pathetic & pedantic query you have ever come accross, and for that I apologise, but. I got a cable (broadband) connection installed the other day, the cable modem runs into a PCI ethernet card and works fine. But everytime I start up Mandriva LE2005 instead of welcome to local host on the GUI logon screen, I ge welcome to and then an ip address and hostname (which I know is my isp). Anybody know anyway of customising this, as I also get something similar in terminal windows and it's getting to be a bit of a nuisance! Cheers
  2. Hey there guys, As you can guess from my post count i'm a total noob, and I plunged head on into LE2005. Well plunged is the wrong word, I had a careful look at what all the distro's had to offer, and came to a clear decision that LE2005 was right for me. Well almost, serious problems with modems, the scummy winmodems to be precise, but alas my isp is offering me broadband for a quid more a month, so i'm off to buy a NIC (made sure I done some research beforehand on this, wise to the problems with USB cable modems) and wait tentatively for the broadband modem. Still get online with windoze for the moment. Anyhow, Me, I am just a bog standard user, use my comp bor browsing, coding html, office stuff and what not, so i don't need much. But woa, when I first clapped my eyes on KDE and it's functionality it almost blew me away. Such a clean interface which in my opinion beats any windoze gui. Still early days though, learning all the nooks and crannies, but i'm bessotted with it....... :woops: Cheers
  3. I hope this is of some use, I heard somewhere that with broadband connections you have to set up the lan as opposed to the cable modem. Whether this is of use to you I do not know as I am a total noob with a polluted mind (been using windze for far too long, struggling to lose the grip it has on me.......I will return to the good side of the force, mark my words......sorry took that too far!) Cheers
  4. @$8£ It's all went a bit pear shaped, again...... Jim let me know how you get on mate, cheers
  5. Sure thing Jim.... First I downloaded and extracted the following driver from intel: http://downloadfinder.intel.com/ You need to find the following file in the 536 Drivers: INTEL-536EP-4.69.1-MDK10.1-UP.TGZ Then I manually changed the files using the following patch (obtained here) (Remove lines with a single -, add lines with a single +) diff -ur intel-536EP- intel-536EP- --- intel-536EP- 2004-10-15 10:16:53.000000000 +0200 +++ intel-536EP- 2005-01-22 18:51:32.000000000 +0100 @@ -86,7 +86,7 @@ int softserial_open (struct tty_struct*, struct file*); void softserial_put_char (struct tty_struct*, unsigned char); void softserial_set_termios (struct tty_struct*, struct termios*); -int softserial_write (struct tty_struct*, int, const unsigned char*, int); +int softserial_write (struct tty_struct*, const unsigned char*, int); int softserial_ioctl (struct tty_struct*, struct file*, unsigned int, unsigned long); Only in intel-536EP- softserial.o diff -ur intel-536EP- intel-536EP- --- intel-536EP- 2004-10-15 16:00:42.000000000 +0200 +++ intel-536EP- 2005-01-22 18:51:17.000000000 +0100 @@ -55,7 +55,6 @@ //============================================================================= static DECLARE_MUTEX(softserial_write_sem); int softserial_write(struct tty_struct* ptty, - int from_user_space, const unsigned char* input_buffer, int write_count_asked) //why is it a signed int? { @@ -73,41 +72,6 @@ //printk("softserial:softserial_write()\n"); //printk("write: fus%d, count%d\n",from_user_space, write_count_asked); - if(from_user_space) - { - down(&softserial_write_sem); //this may not be enough - while(write_count_asked - written_count > 0) - { - softcore_space = G.softcore.write_free(); - if(softcore_space == 0) break; //try again? potential infinite loop? - //printk("space free %d\n",softcore_space); - - if(write_count_asked > softcore_space) - { - copy_size = softcore_space; - } - else - { - copy_size = write_count_asked; - } - - copy_from_user(G.softcore.tx_fifo, input_buffer_ptr, copy_size); - //printk("tx_fifo[0]=%c copysize=%d",*(G.softcore.tx_fifo),copy_size); - // if(copy_size <= 0) - // { - // return(-EFAULT); - // } - - - G.softcore.write(copy_size); - - input_buffer_ptr += copy_size; - written_count += copy_size; - } - up(&softserial_write_sem); - } - else //data is from kernel space - { while(write_count_asked - written_count > 0) { softcore_space = G.softcore.write_free(); @@ -127,7 +91,6 @@ input_buffer_ptr += copy_size; written_count += copy_size; } - } return(written_count); } In addition to this I used the following patch (original Here) diff -ur intel-536EP- intel-536EP- --- intel-536EP- 2005-05-10 20:20:31.000000000 +0100 +++ intel-536EP- 2005-05-10 18:56:51.000000000 +0100 @@ -858,7 +858,7 @@ asmlinkage void kScheduleDPC(void) { #ifdef CONFIG PM - pm access(power dev); + //pm access(power dev); #endif #if defined(TARGET CATAWBA) dpc function( 0 ); Then running the terminal in intel-536EP- I ran the following: make clean make 536 make install You know when this has installed without error as it will say done! Allegedly this is all you should need to do.... However kppp kept hanging up on me, I did the following echo Intel536 >> /etc/modules Still didn't solve my problem, and it doesn't do anything to the startup, however when I added another modem to kppp (even though it had the same config as the first) kppp would work with both options. When I deleted one (any of the two, it didn't matter) kppp screwed up again (wondering if this is just a quirk with pci modems, or something to do with a lucent modem I tried to install drivers for before hand, not sure that I have completely cleared that one out yet.). The minute I create another duplicate modem for kppp, hey presto, working again.
  6. Wahay I am now typing this from Mandriva, at long last. Not sure where the problem lied. I used the correct driver for a change (was using the one for symmetric processors, although couldn't really see the difference). Manually added Intel536 to /etc/modules (although still don't see anything in the verbose results on start up....) What I believe to be the problem, was kppp, it didn't like me having only the one modem set up, I had to have two, even if they were identical in every way bar the Name. Much wierdness, but i'm now able to get online now without having to use windoze......
  7. Any pointers to that wallpaper.....?
  8. Mines a modded e-machines e-monster 550, as follows: P-III 550. 384MB PC133 RAM (Default was 128MB). Bog standard NVidia AGP 8MB Graphics card. Napoli-2 Micro ATX (STX V1.2 form factor) motherboard, TriGem, Korea (on board sound). 2 Maxtor HDD's 15GB and 80 GB (15GB was the default) Lite on CDRW 52x48x24. Daytek Monitor Canon BJC-250 Parallel printer Artec e+48u Scaner. Logitech cordless keyboard and mouse (in a nice white finish). Sony 40w Speakers. Intel 536EP PCI Modem. Generic PCI USB 1 card (2 slots). Running Mandriva LE 2005 and windoze XP pro. yadayada. Did once have a 8x DVD-ROM drive, used the bay for 80G HDD. Pretty dated huh.....
  9. Hey there guys, Not 100% sure that this belongs in the hardware forum or not, but will give it a try otherwise. I managed to patch the driver for 10.1 kernel (2.6.10 I believe) and managed to install the driver for the modem. Kppp managed to query the modem and dial, but returned an error (which I foolishly have not noted). After that I had removed an old modem and connection entry from a previous attempt. Now kppp crashes when I query the modem or try to connect. Anyone with any experienec of kppp or the Intel 536EP modem that could give any pointers with regards to configuring this modem in kppp, could it be a problem with the link to /dev/modem? For info I am running Kppp using KDE 3.3, on Kernel 2.6.11-6mdk (using full source given on installation disks). Cheers
  10. Arrrrrgh, still not querying the Modem. Back to step 1 again, I'm determined to get this two work, mark my words.....! Or maybe not, local comp shop got a modem that should fit the bill for a tenner, less hassle!
  11. Soory mate, didn't see your post there (only a matter of a minute in it). Would be appreciated if you could share your newly acquired wisdom with us mere mortals.....lol!
  12. Hey there guys, I can appreciate your hardship here, been trying to build a working driver for my scatty winmodem (don't flame me, I bought the box well over three years ago when winmodems were allegedly the in thing......!). Just managed to get the kernel source to compile last night (been at this for a couple of days, total linux noob here), had to quit as it was waaay past my bedtime. Will be having another run this evening, let you all know how I get on. Cheers
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