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Scuba Steve
Posted on: Feb 5 2004, 01:02 AM


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Ok, i am now trying to install the driver for my NIC. I typed

installpkg /mnt/cdrom/slackware/n/netmods.tgz

it says: "Cannot install /mnt/cdrom/slackware/n/netmods.tgz:tgz: package does not end in .tgz"

when i'm in the /mnt/cdrom directory i do not see the netmods.tgz file. When i installed slackware 9.1 i did a full install so i think i might have the file somewhere on my hard drive. The article i'm reading says
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Kernel modules that are to be loaded on boot-up are loaded from the rc.modules file in /etc/rc.d. The default rc.modules file includes a “Network device support” section. If you open rc.modules and look for that section, you'll notice that it first checks for an executable rc.netdevice file in /etc/rc.d; rc.netdevice is created if setup successfully autoprobes for your network device during installation.


I cannot see this find the rc.modules file in /etc/rc.d

Also in the previously mentioned article is says to type

installpkg /mnt/cdrom/slakware/n3/netmods.tgz

I do not see that file or directory, i think its a typo but i thought i would mention it.
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Scuba Steve
Posted on: Feb 4 2004, 02:56 PM


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I am going through a router my router is already configured with all of my ISP account information. I went ahead and when through adsl-setup. When i finished i typed adsl-start and it timed out. I typed ifconfig eth0 and is looked like everything their was ok, ecept the MAC address for my NIC is different than it was when i had XP installed. Do i still need to configure my NIC?

I never could get the rpm file to delete from the command prompt so i deleted it from KDM.
  Forum: Technical Support · Post Preview: #8268 · Replies: 4 · Views: 2,531

Scuba Steve
Posted on: Feb 4 2004, 12:01 AM


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Ok I am now trying to connect to the internet.

I am using this and this as references.

They both instruct me first to download a file so i downloaded rp-pppoe-3.5-1.src.rpm
is that the right file?

I moved the file to /usr/local/src

Then I typed:

rpm --rebuild /usr/local/src/rp-pppoe-3.5-1.src.rpm

then i type

rpm -Uvh /usr/local/src/rp-pppoe-3.5-1.src.rpm

it says 100% but i dont know what is accually did.

the guides also say something about typing

tar zxvf /usr/local/src/rp-pppoe-3.5.src.rpm
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it says this sould create a new directory. Which it did not.
This is the point i am at. I think i could create a new directory, but i don't know where the directory is suppost to be at. And if any files or anything are created when this command is typed.

I have also ran adsl-setup and I think all went well their.
During adsl-setup I set the DNS servers the same as my Windows XP machine. Could this be my problem?
  Forum: Technical Support · Post Preview: #8253 · Replies: 4 · Views: 2,531

Scuba Steve
Posted on: Feb 3 2004, 11:19 PM


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I agree with you duende, however i am interested in learning linux indepth. Mounting my DVD/CD RW is only the first of the problems i am trying to solve. I didn't realize you had to have a data disk in the drive when you mounted the drive. Problem solved.
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Scuba Steve
Posted on: Feb 3 2004, 12:46 AM


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Thank You

It is now mounted and I can see files on a CD i have in the drive.

My Drive is a DVD/CD RW will i be able to burn DVDs and CDs in Slackware?
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Scuba Steve
Posted on: Feb 2 2004, 11:30 PM


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Ok i am really lost i typed mount and i didn't see my drive there. I have tried everything you told me and everything the link i mentioned earlier and nothing is working. Could we start over?
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Scuba Steve
Posted on: Feb 2 2004, 10:44 PM


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I think i have mounted my drive now. How do i check to see if is was mounted? Also how do you access the drive from KDE(i think thats what you call the GUI)?
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Scuba Steve
Posted on: Feb 2 2004, 09:53 PM


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I am tring to mount my DVD/CD Combo Drive. I read that I am suppost to:
1.)Login as root.
2.)Then type /etc/fstab at the command prompt.
When I typed that it said -bash: /etc/fstab: Permission denied
Shouldn't I be able to access everything from the root?
How would I go about getting access the this?
I'm using Slackware 9.1
I'm using this page as a reference for mounting the drive.
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Scuba Steve
Posted on: Feb 1 2004, 11:45 PM


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Ok i don't think it is creating the Steven account. When I type in

useradd -s /bin/bash -g Steven -G wheel,users -p golf Steven

it says

unknown group Steven

How do I get into the GUI?
  Forum: Technical Support · Post Preview: #8184 · Replies: 8 · Views: 4,248

Scuba Steve
Posted on: Feb 1 2004, 11:14 PM


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Ok i successfuly loged in as root(had CAPS on)sorry, I created a new accound and paid attention to the case and everything and was not able to login and the non-root user. I am doing all of this from -the command line prompt. I tried ctrl-alt-f7 and it didn't do anything. Is everything after the -p my password or just the next word? What i typed was
useradd -s /bin/bash -g Steven -G wheel,users -p golf Steven
is my password: golf, or is is: golf Steven
Anyway i tried them both not sure what to do from here.
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Scuba Steve
Posted on: Feb 1 2004, 02:13 PM


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I had a similar problem so i thought i would ask under the same topic. I created a root user password during installation, before i restarted for the first time. After I rebooted i typed in root for the user name and my password. It will not let me in, what am i doing wrong?
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Posted on: Jan 31 2004, 03:14 PM


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You can also edit the boot order form the boot.ini file in Windows.
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Posted on: Jan 31 2004, 03:11 PM


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That is amasing, tell me what you thing about Slackware 9.1. I am in the process of installing it. The reason I am loading linux is just to learn another OS. I have read all kinds of documentation on it.
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Posted on: Jan 31 2004, 02:13 AM


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So to make sure the file is downloaded right the md5 sum should be exacly the same?
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Posted on: Jan 29 2004, 11:23 PM


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I was woundering what the difference between the three file systems Ext2, Ext3, and reiserfs. All I know so far is that Ext2 is the traditional version, Ext3 is a journaling verson, and Reiserfs is a balanced tree structure. I do not know anything about linux file systems. I know these three can be use with Slackware 9.1. Does each distrobution have its own file systems. Or are these use by all distrobutions. Can these three be compared to FAT16, FAT32, and NTFS?
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Posted on: Jan 29 2004, 10:49 PM


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I downloaded Slackware Linux 9.1. I had Windows XP. I orgianally didn't check the md5 sum and tried to install slack, I was prolly 10 minutes into installation and it said some files were corrupt. Specificly it said:
Installpkg error #2
/var/log/mount/slackware/ap/a2ps-4.136-i386-2.tgz
This doesn't mean anything to me, if someone knows what it is please tell me.
Also I burned the ISO image to a CD and do not have the iso file on my computer. Can I still check the sum using a md5 program?
Thanks for your comments.
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Posted on: Jan 29 2004, 03:00 PM


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What is a good md5 program? Just to make sure i understand you, first i download and ISO image then I download an .md5 file and i use the md5 program to run the .md5 file. Please respond to tell me if this is correct.
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Posted on: Jan 28 2004, 04:36 PM


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I do not know what to do to solve this problem but i saw a guide on how to setup a cable modem on this site. The address is http://www.linuxhelp.ca/guides/cablemodem/

Good Luck Hopefully this will help.
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Posted on: Jan 28 2004, 04:24 PM


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I am about to format my HDD and put Slackware Linux on it. What information will I need to gather before I format?
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Posted on: Jan 27 2004, 03:37 PM


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I understand that sorce code is distributed with each copy of Linux. I would have no idea how to edit it or apply the changes I made to it if I did edit it. Do most people edit the sorce code to secure their systems or do most people just download the OS and use it like I do?
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Posted on: Jan 27 2004, 03:32 PM


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I am in the process of putting Slackware 9.1 on my machine. I was wondering if Firewalls or Virus Software were nessisary under Linux. Are they built into the OS? If not, which programs are the best and where could I get them from?
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Posted on: Jan 26 2004, 08:22 PM


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I have and new to linux and want to download it. I have figured out that I need to download an ISO Image. When i went to and ftp site to download it there were many files. I am assuming that the only files I need to download is the files that end in .iso. Is that all I need? There are also files that end in .iso.md5 and .torrent. Do I need these files. If the .iso files are all you need why do all of these sites have all of the other files?
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